May 2012 23

Porn - From the Void to the InfinitePorn
Category: Industrial / Alternative
Album: From the Void to the Infinite
Stars: 3
Blurb: A mix of electronic elements, heavy guitars, and groaning, almost gothic vocals comprise this interesting and well done project.


 

Formed in 1999, Porn is back after a long hiatus with their album From the Void to the Infinite, an album that combines elements of industrial, new wave, and alternative rock to good effect. This project has its own sound from the groaning, pain filled vocals to the heavy rhythmic guitars blending well with the synths; Porn has concocted a nice combination with this sound. From the Void to the Infinite has a lot going for it, though it is very standard and may not move any new listeners toward the band or the genre. It will, however, make a nice play for fans and those who like to occupy the darkest night clubs as the drums and bass lines here make for excellent dance floor tracks and most are sure to get anyone moving and stepping along. It’s easy to hear Porn’s influences such as The Cure and Nine Inch Nails throughout the album while not sounding too much like either as to avoid being considered rip off artist as well.

From the Void to the Infinite begins with the dark and ambient sound of “I Died Twice,” a song with excellent electronica sounds that combine with steady guitars and fantastic vocals to create a nice opening blend and mood setter for the entire album. Immediately following is “Not with a Bang,” where the vocals really shine along with the synths, sounding like early ‘90s industrial – not too soft or too heavy, bouncing somewhere in the complete center. Standout track “Love Like War” will not only suck in listeners with its keys, but the drums and bass will get anyone up and dancing while you can almost feel the pain from the vocals shooting through you; a definite must hear from this album. Another notable song is “We Are Weapons (Shoot Your Headers)” on which the guitars take over and the electronica takes a slight backseat, coming across as more rock than some of the other tracks. The same can be said of “The Machineries of Joy,” which picks up the tempo quite nicely as well. Ending From the Void to the Infinite is the dark, tribal, almost ballad like “No Dominion” with its thumbing tribal drums and light guitars that lull and almost hypnotize the listener. Following it up as a bonus is a cover of The Cure’s “Lullaby X,” a well done version in the same style as the other tracks on the album.

Porn has a winner with From the Void to the Infinite. The electronica is well placed and well used, combing greatly with the guitars and the drums to make each track sound interesting and original. The vocals shine throughout with the groaning delivery that you might have come to expect from the genre, which is also the only true issue one could take with this project. Porn’s sound is nice and diverse, but it is nothing you haven’t heard before. Despite that, fans of the genre or Porn itself should definitely give this album a listen.
 
Track list:

  1. I Died Twice
  2. Not with a Bang
  3. Love Like War
  4. We Are Weapons (Shoot Your Headers)
  5. Nothing Like You
  6. The Machineries of Joy
  7. Same Old Story
  8. A Duty Dance with Death
  9. In the Wrong Lane
  10. No Dominion
  11. Lullaby X

 
Porn Website http://www.porntheband.com
Porn MySpace http://www.myspace.com/pornband
Porn Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/PORNtheband/303277829894
Porn SoundCloud http://soundcloud.com/porntheband
Freaksound Music
 
Purchase at:
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
 
2011-10-10
 
Ovis Terrell Ross (TreverAeonIO)

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