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Left Spine Down – X-Ray

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Left Down Spine have signed with Metropolis Records and are back with their second album of digital hardcore. Those familiar with the band will notice that major changes have taken place since Fighting For Voltage was released in 2008. The band have dropped all of their metal influences and wall-of-sound production in favor of a fun mixture of punk, industrial and electronics. “X-Ray” is the first single from the album, Caution. Caution was released on the 26th of August.





Willie
08.26.11
It's not nearly the best song on the album, but for bands like this the single rarely is.

shindip
08.27.11
vancouvers gonna become a big player in the industrial scene soon....just you wait

Willie
08.27.11
Soon? Canada has all the best of the current industrial bands.

Blindsided
08.27.11
Canada and Europe is where it's at.

Acanthus
08.27.11
Canada has a great scene period, I'd love to go to Neurodance in Toronto sometime.

bloc
08.27.11
Mexico's got it covered too

Acanthus
08.27.11
Yeah you're right sir... I've started to cave a bit on my anti-Hocico stand.

bloc
08.27.11
This pleases the bloc

Acanthus
08.27.11
I've still not heard an entire album but the few tracks that my friend has shared are not bad at all, who knows I might end up going crazy for them too.

bloc
08.27.11
I firmly believe they are at the head of the pack with this harsh ebm business. But yes, join my insanity :D

Acanthus
08.27.11
Harsh ebm is a tough crowd, the songs can so easily blend together.... I might sir, I might :)

bloc
08.27.11
I couldn't agree more with you; despite my love for the genre, it is VERY rare that I'm going to like an album front to back. And hell, trying to decipher songs gets to me all the time. I still can't even recognize one Hocico song from another tbh.

Acanthus
08.27.11
Terror ebm gets that way too, also after reading a thread where Mrs. Null of Uternull often commented the constant distorted vocals live are hard to achieve without feedback issues/overly expensive equipment.

If the sub-genre could find a stable figure head it'd do it wonders for new listeners.

Acanthus
08.27.11
Sorry meant "UnterNull"

bloc
08.27.11
I think even the genre might be to blame a little too. Many of the fans and artists look out of their minds. And then there's the vocals that are harsh as fuck but the beats and music are danceable...WHAT THE HELL DO I DO?!

Call it an acquired taste.

Acanthus
08.27.11
Acquired taste indeed, though I'd love to have more people like it!

bloc
08.27.11
It would be a beautiful thing

Acanthus
08.27.11
I'm just happy that people like industrial, that the word is slowly spreading.

annogen
08.27.11
I can appreciate that they're doing something outside the norm, but it kind of seems like a part in a scifi movie where they are making parody how musics going to sound in the future. Not my cup of tea.

diatonix
08.27.11
im really into this song and another that i heard from youtube, def gonna check this band out. keeps hte good part of a techno industrial group like prodigy but with the good rock feel of a group l ike billy tlent (they dont really sound that punk at all, but the singer does totally sound like their singer!)

HeathenEarthling
08.28.11
Left Spine Down isn't really an industrial band, despite the unsettling trend for basically everyone on Metropolis Records to be marketed as such at some point. Sorry, I'm going to trust my own ears on this one!

Funny thing, I actually thought their debut CD wasn't produced raw or heavy enough, compared to the couple times I caught them live. I really enjoyed them opening for RevCo in 2009, but I don't think I need to bother with this new album.

Willie
08.30.11
This one might not be pure industrial, but there's no denying that their debut was pretty standard industrial metal (or Digital Hardcore, if you prefer). If you didn't think that their debut was raw or heavy enough, then there's not much chance of you appreciating this one.

pizzamachine
08.30.11
I like it! The bloops in the chorus are a neat touch.

Willie
08.30.11
If you like the song then you'll like the album because most of the other songs are even better.

pizzamachine
08.30.11
Well sweet.

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