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Allotropic/Metamorphic Genesis Of Dimorphism

Finland Country of Origin: Finland

1. Intelligence Is Sexy
2. White Synthetic Noise
3. Tears Have No Name
4. Esprit De Corps
5. Odious & Devious
6. Of Devilish Tongues
7. Postfuturistika
8. TBA In A Silver Box
9. New Model World

Review by Krys on March 10, 2001.

Another band from Finland? Can I finally get some CDs from other parts of the world? Please. Actually I’m happy with it, so far all the bands I’ve covered are doing really fine job and their latest releases are happily spinning in my CD player. That’s also going to be the case with …And Oceans third opus "Allotropic/Metamorphic Genesis Of Dimorphism".

So what do we have here? It’s a combination of black metal and electro-industrial sound. I have to say that it sounds quite interesting. No dark, atmospheric keyboards, as is found in most black metal bands, but rather very melodic, happy lines that could very easily be used in alternative wave-clubs. Take "Tears Have No Name", give it to any DJ and I can see people going nuts on the floor. OK, maybe after a few re-mixes.

Except keyboards the rest of the music is just aggressive, brutal pounding with Killstar’s shrieking vocals. Tracks like "Odious & Devious" or "Postfuturistika" are blasting black metal with futuristic keyboard parts. All those elements create a very distinctive and unforgettable sound that makes this CD a unique piece out of the plethora of black metal releases. Unfortunately, the last song, "New Model World", is just pure fuckin disco and I have no idea what they were thinking while recording this crap. (That song just cost them a one full grade!)

Bottom Line: As always, the excellent work in famous Abyss Studio and outstanding chop-work by Dark Tranquillity guitarist Niklas Sundin make this CD well worth your money.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10