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All Artists: Pitchshifter
Title: Desensitized
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Earache UK
Release Date: 1/13/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Metal
Styles: Goth & Industrial, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Back when pitchshifter still was underground...
mutante | germany | 07/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"in my opinion this is pitchshifters second best release after infotainment. it is not quite as dark and downtuned as industrial, still it seems strongly inspired by godflesh, but has it's one unique sound. the guitar riffs are heavy and cutting, ministry-like. there is an strong use of samples on some songs, which again reminds me of ministry. but even if there are many similarities to other bands, pitchshifter has it's very own sound. it is more furious than godflesh, more industrial than ministry, more accesable than skinny puppy and heavier than kmfdm. but on the negative side it is also less heavy than ministry, much lighter than godflesh, less experimental than skinny puppy and so on. altogether this is a great album, i really like it. it is heavy, grinding industrial, without losing itself in noises & distortions, which is a common problem among industrial bands. get this if you like any of the aforementioned bands."
Morbid and unrelenting
Ryan K. Fry | Sherman, TX | 05/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The UK-based Pitchshifter's 1993 album, Desensitized, shows a band of enormous potential that was still only beginning to unfold. This album epitomizes the band's dark, industrial atmosphere that was essentially constant in their work throughout the early 1990's. Although "Diable", "Triad" and "Cathode" are particularly worthy of notice, every track on Desensitized passes the point of no return in terms of hypnotic morbidity. With lyrics varying in range from the self laceration of "Diable", to the government's coercive powers in "Cathode", and finally all the way down to the purely neurotic assault of talking samples in "N.C.M.", after an extended listen to this album, listeners will have been hurled through seemingly every morose, roaring chord of distortion Desensitized has to offer. However, don't be fooled into believing that the carnage is over after hearing the closing song "Routine" as there is, hidden at the end of this disc, a new and improved performance of "Landfill" - a song originally found on Pitchshifter's first album.

Although Pitchshifter has now moved far away from this album's sound, fans of the early 1990's industrial scene should note that this album is not at all to be overlooked with all of its furious potential."