NATE REVIEWS 01: PhaseOne Transcendancy


A firm but fair album review, written by Eliminate



I'm a bit of an EDM connoisseur. I've been around since the days of Bangarang and Gem Shards. I won't go on for too long but just know that I'm seasoned in my tastes for good dubstep, so naturally I was looking forward to the new PhaseOne album. After listening thoroughly I can sum it up in one word: disappointment. 

Titled 'Transcendency', the word has a meaning of existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level. Well it's safe to say that this is anywhere but beyond, in fact I would say it's far below. The album opens with the title song being the intro, which basically sounds like the menu theme music for some shitty WWE wrestling game that came out on Sega genesis in 1996. The second track 'Mayday' manages to set the bar even lower. Whoever told Josh from Modestep he should pursue a singing career needs to reevaluate their life choices. I imagine they must have had a bad childhood. 

The next four songs I won't even bother mentioning, aside from the fact that they feature bands or acts that nobody has ever heard of (bone thugs and who???)

Track 7, titled 'Insanity', has probably the most fitting name in the whole album. I say this because rating this album anything higher than a 2.5/10 would be (for the sake of relevance) insanity. There's also an interlude right after, which is basically a 2 minute long emotionless keyboard riff with no drop, I nearly fell asleep.

At last, we arrive at the long awaited Subtronics collab. Demon Hunter is the pinnacle of basic riddim dubstep. The sound design sounds like that annoying bullshit you would hear in a 2013 Microsoft surface commercial airing in between daytime soap operas on CBS. We can do this the easy way or the hard way? Clearly you guys chose the easy way *yawn*.

There's not much else I can say about this album. I'm actually upset I listened all the way through. I guess if you need something to leave playing in your house while you're at work so your pets don't get lonely then Transcendency will do just fine. 

Check out PhaseOne's debut album below and tweet us (@DiscipleRecs) your thoughts. 



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