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.
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.
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