Darklight Corporation - Darklight Corporation
Raw, industrial-grade metal sounds the same to a lot of people. It is, by definition, intelligent music, purely because you've got to be intelligent to decipher and differentiate it. That and it's mostly noisy as a pub in Hell on a Saturday afternoon. But Darklight Corporation have arrived with their self-titled debut in hand and a goal - make metal more accessible.
What it actually says is "still retains a pop-influenced simplicity", which is as off-putting as it is confusing - surely metal with a pop simplicity has been invented and surely it's called rock music. But regardless of what they think they're doing, speed metal straight-up-with-a-twist is what they're actually doing. The drumming on "Born to Govern" is sublime and the humming "Sweet Sickness" just serves to prove they've got more than one string to their collective bow.
The guitars have an electronic undertone (NIN fans, take note) but heavy, hard-hitting music is the order of the day, from the roaring first notes of "One Man Revolution" (the first track) to "Ramrod"(the last). But it's the concept behind the nine one-shots that hits home - still giving the traditional middle finger to corrupt capitalism but at the same time making you want to boogie. Just a little. Fans of Rob Zombie should very much enjoy this.
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