Music as Weaponry

Carson gave this album 3.5 notes3.5 notes3.5 notes3.5 notes on 2009-03-05.

Post Death Soundtrack's Music as Weaponry works well as a cohesive whole and is very unique in its sound.

Much of the instrumentation on the tracks is either typically unused in Industrial music, or never used at all, giving the album a refreshingly original sound. For instance, "Serenade" employs an acoustic or acoustic sounding guitar to great effect. "Life Gone Solitary", makes use of record hiss to set the atmosphere. The vocal effects are also well implemented setting the tone of the songs while still being clearly understandable.

Much of Music as Weaponry is rather sedate - at least compared to the majority of this genre. Of course, there are exceptions such as "Hegemonic Bastards Network (Hbn)" and "Euchreist". This relative slowness also adds to the uniqueness of the album.

These differences from the typical notion of what Industrial is should not be construed as a statement that fans of more usual works will not like this album. For instance, fans of Skinny Puppy should feel right at home with "Euchreist" and "Simulation and Simulacra". Nine Inch Nails lovers will probably enjoy "The Preemptive Art (Striking First & Hardest)". Those who like Front 242 or KMFDM should will likely enjoy "Decentralize" but for different reasons.

As a well-rounded album, Music as Weaponry should appeal to many fans of Nine Inch Nails and Skinny Puppy as well as some followers of Front 242 and KMFDM. Overall this is a very strong album with most tracks ranking well above average.

TrackNameCarsonKatherine   TrackNameCarsonKatherine
1 Axe of FictionAxe of Fiction - Music As Weaponry 3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes     8 Were Going HuntingWe're Going Hunting - Music As Weaponry 3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes
2 DecentralizeDecentralize - Music As Weaponry 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes     9 Simulation and SimulacraSimulatuon & Simulacra - Music As Weaponry 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes
3 The Preemptive Art (Striking First & Hardest)The Preemptive Art (Striking First & Hardest) - Music As Weaponry 3.5 notes3.5 notes3.5 notes3.5 notes     10 Killing TimeKilling Time - Music As Weaponry 3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes
4 Life Gone SolitaryLife Gone Solitary - Music As Weaponry 3 notes3 notes3 notes     11 FingerprintsFingerprints - Music As Weaponry 4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes
5 Long Cold NightLong Cold Night - Music As Weaponry 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes     12 SerenadeSerenade - Music As Weaponry 3.5 notes3.5 notes3.5 notes3.5 notes
6 War SongWar Song - Music As Weaponry 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes     13 Hegemonic Bastards Network (Hbn)Hegemonic Bastards Network (Hbn) - Music As Weaponry 4.75 notes4.75 notes4.75 notes4.75 notes4.75 notes
7 EuchreistEuchreist - Music As Weaponry 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes     14 I'll Meet You at the EndI'll Meet You At the End - Music As Weaponry 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes

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