ALBUM NIGHTBREED RELEASE: JULY,
2001 REVIEW: AUGUST 17, 2001
Brits have begun their march to EBM land. VNV Nation has started a small
wave of newcomers, one of which is Intra-venus. At first glance, this
duo looks like average goth musicians, with long black hair and typical
posing in the album sleeve, but "Irreverence" is old school
body music aimed at club dance floors.
I am pretty sure it would work beautifully in that environment, but listening
to it at home in my stereo just makes my ears hurt. Clichés take
turns in dominating this album, in between rare moments of catchiness
and believable rage.
Intra-venus tries too hard and instead of bringing something fresh to
a developing genre, they just keep skidding, getting nowhere but further
down the dirt.