AXIS OF EVIL
ALBUM DEPENDENT, METROPOLIS RELEASE:
OCTOBER 13, 2003 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 2, 2003
been two years since "Mindstrip" came out. Van Roy sits in his
studio and works diligently on his follow-up record. Dependent check in
every now and then, strictly to gauge their progeny's progress, of course.
At some point, perhaps, it gets mentioned that the fans are growing restless
so could he please hurry it up a bit. How about a single for "Face
of Death", you know, the one that sounds nauseatingly like everything
else you've ever done? Just to tide them over...
it is a different story with this album, ladies and gentlemen. "Axis
of Evil" does what the last two albums have been unable to do. It
breaks new ground. This is something nearly unheard of in the world of
"industrial" or whatever you wish to call it. Perhaps all the
Aslan Factions out there who blatantly copy his style have sickened him,
maybe he's finally tired of doing it by the book. Who can say. This fellow
happens to have produced an album that is the best of his career. From
the start right through to the bitter, bloodied end, "Axis of Evil"
gives its all. Never flinching from what it's master commands it to do:
advance, evolve, infiltrate.
one needs proof that there still may yet be some kind of chance for electronic
body music, then this powerfully compelling opus is that proof. Suicide
Commando deliver hope to an otherwise hopeless landscape. Who knew they
ever could elicit such an ability from within an otherwise cruelly brutal