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Aftermath
Battery
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Aftermath, Battery's fourth full-length disc, picks up neatly where 1996's Distance left off. More of Maria Azevedo's emotive vocals are laid over a synth- and drum-machine-driven background that falls somewhere between th...  more »

      
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All Artists: Aftermath
Title: Battery
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cop International
Original Release Date: 3/11/1999
Re-Release Date: 9/25/2001
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Goth & Industrial, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 703513004427

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Aftermath, Battery's fourth full-length disc, picks up neatly where 1996's Distance left off. More of Maria Azevedo's emotive vocals are laid over a synth- and drum-machine-driven background that falls somewhere between the brute-force pounding of industrial and the melodic underpinnings of electro-pop. That the band is on an industrial record label probably makes Battery more familiar to fans of that genre, but Azevedo's passionate, up-front, rock-influenced singing is certainly a far cry from the cold, remote, heavily processed (and male) vocals normally associated with industrial dance music. Aftermath really plays up this difference, and Azevedo sounds better and more confident here than she ever has before. Her vocal style runs from angry punk (the title track) to subdued, almost wistful pop (most of the disc, really) to anthemic rock ("Betrayal," "This Much"), most of it in service to a vitriol aimed at a cheating, manipulative, and otherwise hurtful former lover--apparently, everything's coming up thorns for Azevedo. Evan Sornstein and Shawn Brice, the other end of Battery, know enough not to lay on the effects too thick, allowing Azevedo's soulful wail to dominate. Good post-breakup music. --Steve Landau
 

CD Reviews

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Diana Savage | Seattle, WA USA | 03/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Maria Azevedo is the voice which sets Battery apart from other industrial bands. Her Voice is show cased in Aftermath and Distance in a near sublime way. Aftermath has a slight edge over Distance with more lyrics that really jump out at you. This CD has a definate advantage over NV with it's distorted male vocals and uninpsired handing of Maria's voice. This album appeared on my best 10 CD of the decade."
Possibly the best industrial cd i've ever heard
Diana Savage | 11/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"battery improves by orders of magnitude with each release. i think, with "aftermath," they have finally lived up to their potential. it is outstanding on all counts.there are melodies here, beautifully sung, with sometimes quirky and often brilliant electronics to back them up.as for the lyrical content, i suspect this would be the ideal cd for anyone who has just been through a messy breakup."
Battery just keeps getting better and better!
Diana Savage | 06/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yet another album from the female-led power industrial trio. These guys (and gal) just keep getting better and better with each album. Maria's vocals continue to get stronger and more emotional, and this album proves it. This album is a dark album emotionally, but the feeling and deliverance of the music carries you away. I must-buy for any gothic industrial lover. I definately give it a full five stars!"