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Eulogy for the Sick Child
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop
Those who like clean, straight-ahead, competent techno-industrial music need look no further than this debut from Southern California's Imperative Reaction. Sure, the :Wumpscut:-style distorted vocals are fairly hackneyed,... more »
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Those who like clean, straight-ahead, competent techno-industrial music need look no further than this debut from Southern California's Imperative Reaction. Sure, the :Wumpscut:-style distorted vocals are fairly hackneyed, but they're overshadowed by the inventive programming and sampling, particularly on the viciously funky "Compressed/Terror," with its razor-sharp beats and menacing Clockwork Orange dialogue snippets, and on the bouncy "Syntax." Reactioneers David Andrecht and Ted Phelps have a strong sense of what elements work well together, and even though their music ends up a tad on the derivative side, it's interesting enough (and dance-floor-friendly enough) to rise above most of the overproduced, muddled industrial music clogging the arteries of the late '90s. A strong start. --Steve Landau
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A great start for an American industrial band
Neo Murtle | Acworth, GA USA | 10/07/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Imperative Reaction combines the depressing lyrics of American industrial bands (Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, and Praga Khan) with the inspired, organized, and atmospheric electronic music of European industrial bands. Eulogy has some great tracks on it (Scorpio, The Longing, Overcast), while some just seem like fillers. Overall, I think this a great debut release for Imperative Reaction, and that they should be commended for implementing the more European style to their sound."
Simply Awesome - My Newest Favorite Band!
Neo Murtle | 02/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I buy a lot of EBM and industrial music and this album is by far my newest favorite for the year. I love industrial dance of this quality and every track on the album is strong. The music is complex with simple melodies layered into delicately harsh vocals and strong industrial dance-beats, and yet sustain excellent musical form. I was quite surprised to discover the band is based in the US because I would expect the sound to come out of Belgium or Germany. The closest bands I can relate them to are all on Metropolis - Wumpscut, Informatik, Decoded Feedback, etc."