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Zeistencroix

Gemini

Review by Gary Hill

If you just listen to the opener and stop there, you might not think these guys are metal. That song lands more in the electronic techno end of the spectrum. The rest of this, though, has a real industrial metal edge. Perhaps the oddest thing here is the throat singing. That brings a unique flavor to the set. All in all, this is fierce and intriguing.

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Track by Track Review
I Need You Tonight
Combining techno with electronic dance styled sounds, this fits well in with bands like Ministry and KMFDM. It's modern, but retro tinged at the same time. This is catchy and energized. It really rocks.
Valley of Death
This has a lot of heavy metal in the mix. There is some killer guitar work on this thing. It's a powerhouse industrial stomper that really works exceptionally well.
Saturated
This is mean. It's built on a killer distorted metal riff. This gets a big parental advisory on the lyrics. This has throat singing built into it. That's not something one expects in this kind of music. This is metallic, techno and just plain cool.
Dante
The throat singing on this makes me think of the Cybermen from "Doctor Who." This is a screaming hot metal song. It's driving, furious and just plain cool.
Rage
Another screamer, the throat singing adds an odd angle to this. Beyond that, it's a fierce industrial metal cut. It's an effective closer.
 
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