February 16, 2011
February 16, 2011
A bit off the beaten path here, this band is hardly metallic in the
traditional sense, but there might be (and should be) some crossover
appeal for those looking for something different.
Credit where credit is due: a review on the Chronicles Of Chaos site
prompted a listen, and not only did that review nail the bizarre style
of these guys (a mix of doom and trip-hop) but it also recognized the
sheer originality and brilliance of this oddity.
Basically a project consisting of two guys who play some guitar and then
sample everything else, This Beat Is Necrotronic
runs the gamut from
spacey ambience to quirky electronics to the aforemention trip-hop
moodiness to some real metal moments, those
sometimes bringing early
to mind with industrial-ish feedback-laden riffs, and maybe some
post-black metal experimentalism at other times.
No vocals to speak of, which explains the nonsensical song titles like the
hilarious "I Fought The Law And The Law Won (Because Fighting Is
Against The Law)".
Then there's the over-the-top band name, a further indication that these
guys are either playing without a full deck or are simply toiling in their
own strange universe.
This is not traditional metal by any stretch, and as such they aren't
for everyone, but this is rapidly become a fast BNR favorite.
Not only that, the album can be downloaded for free -- well worth
This Beat Is Necrotronic
- Woburn Plate Corner
- Hurt Me I'm Bored
- I Can See Through Time
- Return To Planet Atlas
- Necro Effigy
- I Fought The Law And The Law Won Because Fighting Is Against The Law
- Techniclolour Minstrel Show
- Origami Werewolf
- The Ultimate Testament
Music Of Bleak Origin
- In Binary
- Temple Of Juno
- For Your Own Good
- Devastating Vector
- The Heat Death Of Everything