Genghis Tron
Board Up the House
Rating
Style: Electronic Metalcore
Release date: February 25th 2008
 

Huh, this is one of those CDís that is hard to review because thereís something about that I genuinely like, but in the long run, itís not really working.

 

Godflesh comes to mind when listening to this blend of electronic music and extreme metal, and for those of you who might remember said pioneers, this comparison borders for quality. The Philadelphia based trio has, methinks, more than a few interesting and cool ideas, all draped in a dark expression that makes it very metal.

 

The extremity is definitely there, the speed too, then what holds me back? Well, I think it comes down to the fact that the programmed drums get to me after a while and that Genghis Tron in more than one instant let the whole thing stand still with the engine running for far too long. Itís probably meant to be inciting and beautiful, but for me, it has the opposite effect: get on with it, for f*ckís f*ck.

Partly recommended. If for nothing else, then to broaden your mind.


Tracklist
01. Board Up The House
02. Endless Teeth
03. Things Don't Look Good
04. Recursion
05. I Won't Come Back Alive
06. City On A Hill
07. The Whips Blow Back
08. Colony Collapse
09. The Feast
10. Ergot
11. Relief
Label: Relapse Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 50/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: March 8th 2008
Website: www.genghistron.com