"Synthetic Breed" (Hellcome to Dollywood; 2010)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

"Synthetic Breed," by the Russian band Illidiance, isn't quite industrial metal but itís close. Itís closer to rave-metal; itís got the knife sharp keyboards/synthesizers thrusting through the guitars and rhythm section.

The tracks all have individual personalities and are separately unique which keeps the album interesting throughout. The music is fast and furious the vocals are well-balanced between soaring and growling.

"Synthetic Breed" is an interesting and very fresh take on modern heavy metal.

One strange thing worth noting: Track One is something like 20 minutes of complete silence. Perhaps it's a hidden video clip or other bonus material that my player can't read but it was weird watching the track timer go from 0:00 to 20:00 without a single peep of sound throughout.

For more information, check out

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

Back to CD Reviews Home

Back to Home

Copyright © 2012 by R. Scott Bolton. All rights reserved.
Revised: 01 Apr 2024 12:16:14 -0500 .