Review Summary: This album shows us once again that it can extend the boundaries of a genre not always easy to conceive, taking us to sound landscapes never seen before, between industrial, noise and drone music
New Devote Human is a completely revolutionary album, the result of an excellent collaboration between the Finnish project STROM.ec and the Norwegian artist Kristoffer Oustad, where the band shows us once again that it can extend the boundaries of a genre not always easy to conceive, taking us to sound landscapes never seen before.
The album is composed of a strong set of metallic and distorted sounds, without forgetting the strong imprint of the voices shouted, typical of STROM.ec, all always well maintained by a present and aggressive groove, composed of mechanical percussion and distorted bass.
The first three tracks of the album respond well to the description just made, but from the fourth, there is a change of gender.
After listening to the first tracks, we find very calm drone songs.
Reluctant traveler rest (Prod. Grutle Kjellson) go back to the style of the first songs, with a strong touch of singing and electric guitars, giving an aura of ritualism and metal to the song.
The album then continues to find well drones and sounds, but without returning to the genre of the first three tracks, characterized by those scratchy mechanical tribal rhythms, screaming voices, and powerful distorted bass.
It is one of the most intriguing albums published at the end of 2017, and certainly a revolutionary album for lovers of the Industrial and Noise genre.