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Project: Failing Flesh - A Beautiful Sickness (CD)

Project: Failing Flesh
A Beautiful Sickness
by Grigoris Chronis at 06 August 2004, 8:43 PM

It's a fact that this CD was completely unknown to me, until I took it in my hands in order to write a review. But… never mind: After a few “shots of listening, “A Beautiful Sickness stuck in mind (and some tunes also in my lips). It's undoubtedly one of the most interesting albums (not necessarily good) I have heard in this year running (even if I am not fond of the specific style of music the band presents).
This release seems to take advantage of technology, without allowing the synthetic characteristics of drum machines and keyboards to detract from the organic nature of their music. Featuring Eric Forrest (ex-Voivod) as vocalist, Project:Failing Flesh show power in the guitar rhythms, with very “runny riffs. The drum sound is very “staple and sharp, bringing to mind (to me, at least) Fear Factory (not that I've heard enough of them) at first and some of The Haunted. The tempo keeps the album “flowing interesting, from the more doom-darkened 9mm Movie, to tension tracks like Dimentia Pugilistica, with a series of blasting speed. With keyboards and violin “tangling with the music, the vocal and guitar performance balances between ambiance and instrumentation that gives this album a technically complex aura. Forrest demonstrates huge intensity and tons of inflexion, way above his acts in Voivod (that, that I've heard enough of them). His performance is for sure the highlight and determinant element of this album.
Somewhere between Thrash, Death and Fear Factory-ish metal, add Project: Failing Flesh, for what they truly seem to trust. I personally would give credit to the just because they show at the end of the CD where uncompromising Metal “fountains from, paying homage to The Gods Venom with a really factual cover of Warhead.

3 Star Rating

A Beautiful Sickness
Planet Dead
9mm Movie
Scene Of The Crime
Entrance Wound
Long Silent Voices
Dementia Pugilistica
Taste Of The Lie
Highwire Act
Eric Forrest - Vocals
Tim Gutierrez - Instruments
Kevin 131 - Instruments
Record Label: Karmageddon Media


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