ALBUM ACCESSION RELEASE: OCTOBER
19, 2001 (EUROPE), EARLY 2002 (USA) REVIEW: OCTOBER 31, 2001
love the cut.rate.box mixture. They play with the future pop kids, but
bring their own toys.
Their debut album "New Religion" passed
by almost unnoticed. That is a disaster in today's electronic genre,
where you really have to look to find true talent. I'm pretty sure, though,
more people will discover them with this brilliant new disc.
is industrial, club oriented pop and it becomes obvious, after only a listen,
that the duo is American. The filth and the harsh industrialism broaden
the future pop genre, where bands like VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk and
Icon of Coil all basically tread the same path. cut.rate.box mostly produces
fast, catchy, yet dark songs with infectious melodies and choruses. Two
or three impressive, slower tracks make for healthy variation and a perfect
The bass lines and drums on "Dataseed" put that unbelievably
ridiculous smile on my face that I know is an indication of something
good. I'm a little scared that my face will get stuck that way, because
"Dataseed" will most definitely be a CD player resident for
quite some time to come.