Slave Design



by Telekinetic USER (12 Reviews)
June 29th, 2013 | 8 replies

Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Even though this is their debut, they have a full idea of what direction they are heading, but this is still their debut so there will be issues

I was sitting around at home doing some photoshop work for fun when a buddy of mine told me to look Sybreed up. With nothing else to do, I look them up and I see what I expected to se about them. I see that they have a very successful sophomore album and the album after that never lived up to it due to member changes and another album after that which was not quite as good as their sophomore but better than their third. The funny thing about this whole process though is that I found very mixed thought on their debut sphere I am giving my thought on it as I listen to it (again).

Being a Naive new band in a new expiremental genre, I expected this album to be a waste of money before I heard the opening track "Bioactive" which definitely caught my attention. While having very simple song structure, the general sound of it blew me away with its crushing yet intriguing riffs with ambient sci fi and digital sounds in the background when all mixed together make an echo that can give you a real and clear sense of what this immature band has to offer for the rest of the album and their future releases. Them comes "ReEvolution" which didn't impress me as much as Bioactive due to the sense sound of the song mixed with the industrial ambience just made it sound like cluttered mess to me and it was probably one of the worst written songs in the album.

I wasn't impressed with the vocals until "Decoy." The vocals is what amazed me about this song and made me realize why he is in the band. When his aggressive and clean vocals are put in the right spontaneous in their songs, he carried the band behind him resulting in a breathtaking sound that also proved toe that when this band matures, they will strive to great heights (on a side note I have never heard any of their other albums so I don't know if they have stoves to feat heights yet or not but based on everyone's thoughts they do so I hope I'm in the clear).

The next track "Synthetic Breed" also shows their potential in songwriting and also shows how unique they are as a band and it also balances the Amiens sounds with the ambience just right and the rest of the tracks for the most part shows this consistency but on the same token "Decoy" shows the bands true potential in songwriting.

Overall, this was an enjoyable listen and I was fairly impressed with the band it self

PS though this is my first review give me your feedback

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June 28th 2013


Never liked this one much. I prefer Antares way more.

Digging: Beastmilk - Climax

Contributing Reviewer
June 28th 2013


Album Rating: 4.0

antares is way better but this has some quality tracks

you should delete that last line, completely unnecessary. solid for a first review tho

June 28th 2013


Album Rating: 3.5

i've always liked these guys very unique sound

not a bad review some spelling mistakes and the summary has too many commas

June 29th 2013


Album Rating: 4.0

really like this album, love Bioactive

June 29th 2013


I was typing this on my phone so It auto corrected everything into a different word
Plus I didn't review it for any either

June 29th 2013


god help me if someone tries to add a "deathwave" tag.

June 29th 2013


Cyber metal, son

June 30th 2013


i think someone asked for Deathwave to be a tag

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