Sacrifice Records
hERETICS iN tHE lAB = NIN + Marilyn Manson + CHANT
Lackluster! This is your basic cross between metal and industrial music. It is not horrible, and it’s put together well, but nothing really stands out. The typical, grinding guitar riffs and slower bass lines are reminiscent of those that we have heard over and over at the local strip club. I did find the slow, harmonic, piano-type keys and voice samples on “[963]” to be very relaxing and calming. The opposite “[369]” has to be my favorite track on this release with its banging, aggressive drumbeats and experimental noise–type sound. I was much more impressed with their track, “sINCERELY yOURS,” from one of their previous releases—at least it was seductive with its lyrics. I do see that there is a lot of potential for this band, as the vocals and talent are there, but I just did not hear a lot of creativity on this release. –Mistress Nancy