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Coptic Rain: Eleven Eleven

  1. The Moment
  2. Unseen-Untold
  3. ?Sane?
  4. Double Edge
  5. Sweethome Under White Clouds
  6. Videodrome
  7. Yggdrasill
  8. Gallery
  9. First Wave
  10. Mind Cage
  11. Clarion's End
  12. Ascension
  13. Implants
  14. The Moment (Cyberbass mix)
  15. ?Sane? (No Greys mix)

This one took a few listens to grow on me. With the first song 'The Moment' you start to worry if this is going to be another case of too much guitar and too little electronics. But the remix of 'Moment' shows a marked improvement with a slower beat and a more prominent electronic backing with some rhythms that sound like a combination between techno and rave styles. And while the guitars play a strong role throughout the album, the electronics come in just a strong throughout most of the album as well. You get the impression that the electronics and guitars are battling throughout the songs for dominance, with neither one ever really winning. This adds some tension through the album, but rather than being a drawback, I think this adds some energy to the album. Another interesting effect can be heard on 'Implants', which takes different pieces of previous songs and slams them together without ever letting up, which gives the listener the impression of being suddenly and harshly pulled from one scene to the next, and leaves the listener drained and a little dizzy. This album shows a good progression from their first album by subtly incorporating different styles to this release. The best example of this is the jazzy feel of the song 'Gallery.' It is also nice to hear a woman singing in a harsh, abrasive style as they did with their first album, rather than the angelic or diva style that most female vocals seem to be delegated to in industrial music. The best track is probably 'Videodrome' with its throbbing bass, its high-pitched computerized whistle in the background, and one of male members spouting out the words, giving it a sort of rap feeling to the song. The female vocalist goes between her harsh shouted style to a sort of Middle Eastern chant through the chorus of the song, which adds a great deal of feeling to the song. (Kevin Congdon)

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