Neurotech
Evasive


4.0
excellent

Review

by ExplosiveOranges USER (72 Reviews)
December 8th, 2015 | 9 replies


Release Date: 11/13/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: As high as honor.

Since 2008, industrial composer/producer Wulf has been churning out music under the Neurotech moniker. Less than six months ago he released his fourth full-length album Stigma, a solid albeit somewhat predictable mix of industrial metal and various electronic influences. With Evasive though, Wulf has gone in an entirely different direction, scrapping most of his metal sound in favor of trance and more emphasis on electronic elements. Fortunately, this ultimately works out for the better, as opener “The Tide is Rising” displays with its bombastic drum beats and perplexing synth melody, as opposed to the fuzzy metal riffs and operatic vocals of the past. “From Liquid To Solid” takes a slower, more atmospheric approach, with a wall of sonorous synthesizers contrasting the groovier click of the drums. The entire album feels incredibly vibrant and airy, and far more enthusiastic than anything from Neurotech’s prior discography.

What really makes the album, though, is the pure amount of energy emanating from it. Even in the mellowest moments of songs like “Through the Divine”, Wulf always displays some sort of exuberance and musical fervor. The title track and closer is the best example of this; throughout its seven and a half minute long runtime, it gradually flourishes into a soothingly robust intertwinement of soaring, ascending synthesizers and ambient noise, until it reaches its climax and slowly fades into silence.

Evasive ultimately stands out as Neurotech’s most intriguing and unique work to date, and proves Wulf’s skills as an adaptable producer and composer. It’s somewhat ironic how all of his album titles seem to elude towards avoiding something, because if this is the new standard Wulf is setting for himself, there’s no doubt that plenty are staying tuned for his future endeavours.



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ExplosiveOranges
December 7th 2015


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

https://neurotech.bandcamp.com/album/evasive



bringing back the game of thrones house words as summaries because fuck it. props to cometodaddy for helping me polish this up per the usual. as always, criticism welcome.

zaruyache
December 7th 2015


20500 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

This album rules. It's sitting between a 3.5 and 4.0 for me.

Digging: Forest - Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

ExplosiveOranges
December 7th 2015


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

gotta bump it up, man

zaruyache
December 7th 2015


20500 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

It's on my list of stuff to re-jam. I'll probably bump it after that if it has staying power.

Metalstyles
Emeritus
December 8th 2015


8574 Comments


Interesting. I've been generally unimpressed with his stuff, but if you say that the cheesy vocals are gone, I'll give this a go. I never felt like the guitars were a must for the feel he seemed to go for, so their emission intrigues me.

bloc
December 8th 2015


54682 Comments


Wish this had vocals

Digging: Way Out West - Intensify

ComeToDaddy
December 9th 2015


1792 Comments


Jamming it now, this is pretty tasty. Far brighter and more upbeat than anything similar I've heard, is his past stuff worth checking?

The little additions to the review are sweet too, would pos m/

ExplosiveOranges
December 9th 2015


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

stigma is alright, and his previous stuff is fairly cohesive, but this is honestly probably his best album so far.

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2015


11672 Comments


Great review Explo, might as well give this a go

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