DEPENDENT (EUROPE), METROPOLIS
(USA) RELEASE: NOVEMBER
8, 2004 REVIEW: DECEMBER
This is a rejuvenated Flesh Field.
Angrier, harder and actually better
The two members Ian and Wendy have
composed some really heavy songs with
blending guitars, strings, distorted
beats and sometimes even a catchy
melody here and there. Fans of both
EBM and more “metallic”
stuff will probably find something
they like, and it’s no difficult
guess that Flesh Field will be prominently
featured on harder dance floors via
“The Collapse”, for example,
with its fast synthbass, female vocals
and relentless rhythms. In many songs
they manage to start with slower,
powerful string-laden parts which
later transforms into furious up-tempo
beat fests, and the crisp production
and slick programming are a sight
for sore ears.
However, there is a problem - with
the song writing, as there aren’t
many songs that glue themselves to
your brain. The compositions are often
simplistic, with just some chord changes
making up the melody.
But still, this album is so filled
to the brim with energy that it’s
futile to resist.