Feb 2012 05

Krystal System - NuclearKrystal System
Category: Industrial
Album: Nuclear
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Classic industrial with a youthful injection.


 

Alfa Matrix sure knows how to put a roster together, scoring another hit with Paris’ Krystal System and the band’s second album Nuclear. From start to finish, this thing is a monster; stomping dance floor beats, heavy guitars, catchy synth lines, fantastically executed male and female vocals, and enough quirks to catch your ear when you’ve been caught up in the beat for long enough.

The songs themselves are tastefully done and crafted to get bodies moving, but still appeal to music snobs, young and old. It’s a treat to see the work being shared equally by Bonnie and N° 7 as both show admirable prowess with their respective tools. There are basic recognizable staples apparent such as KMFDM and Front Line Assembly, but the duo isn’t shy about adding a flavor that is seemingly unique to their chemistry. Bonnie has an entrancing way of power speaking rhythmically when she wants to take a break from her sultry yet somehow punk rock singing voice, and N° 7 treats the listener to euro male vocals that don’t sound redundant or cliché.

From the get-go, opening track “Fiction” aims to get your blood pumping with a standard BPM drum and bass beat met with industrial synths, but before you get a chance to get bored, they break it down for you and give you some substance before jumping back into a slamming chorus. Next, “Un État d’Hypnose” gives something more reminiscent of Skinny Puppy circa Too Dark Park before dropping into the more melodic “World is Calling.” All the way until “Le Chaos,” every heavy rock influenced industrial itch is scratched and you’re not left wanting, ending a solid release that is ultimately satisfying and sure to induce multiple listens. Krystal System is definitely to be paid attention to. Bravo!
 
Track list:
Disc 1 (Standard Edition)

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Disc 2 (Limited Edition)

  1. Dead World (Unpublished)
  2. Around the World (Territory Vision)
  3. Nuclear Winter (Not Alone Remix)
  4. So Long (Never Surrender Mix)
  5. Nuclear Winter (Quatre Vingt Quatre Remix)
  6. Automatic Ideology (BerlindusDrill69)
  7. Around the World (Edit)
  8. Fiction (Whisper Version)
  9. Un État d’Hypnose (Apocalyptic Side)
  10. Sanctuary (Ethan Fawkes RMX)
  11. Automatic Ideology (Maxi Vinyl)
  12. White Light (Original Iron Song Version)
  13. Le Chaos (Final Tape)

 
Krystal System Website http://www.krystal-system.com
Krystal System MySpace http://www.myspace.com/krystalfoundation
Krystal System Facebook https://www.facebook.com/krystal.system
Krystal System ReverbNation http://www.reverbnation.com/krystalsystem
Alfa Matrix Website http://alfa-matrix.com
Alfa Matrix MySpace http://www.myspace.com/alfamatrix
Alfa Matrix Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Alfa.Matrix
Alfa Matrix Twitter http://twitter.com/alfamatrix
 
Purchase at:
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Amazon MP3 (Limited Edition)
 
2011-06-17
 
Denyss McKnight (DMcKnight)

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