NILAIHAH (USA), INFACTED (EUROPE)
RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 20,
2004 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 12,
There are many ways to try to redefine
the futurepop description. Rarely
have I heard and read about so many
ways to approach this particular club
laden genre as when I first learned
about American duo the Azoic. "Powerful
club pop", "trance industrial"
or simply "dance friendly EBM"
are all angles on the band's up beat
In my ears it is futurepop, and most
of the time a pretty solid version
too. They don't bring anything new
to the scene, but manage to rub off
some of their burning enthusiasm on
me, which is more than you can say
about some of the big names. The single
"Conflict" tells The Azoic
story pretty convincingly, although
a full album like "Illuminate"
is a touch much bombastic beats even
The one track that sticks out, "Obsession"
(Animotion cover), has the ultra cool
Frank Spinath (Seabound) on guest
vocals, lending a nice contrast to
Kristy Venrick's passionate power
singing. Essential for fans of Assemblage
23 and early Icon of Coil.