Injury Reserve's seemingly last LP as a group is able to convey their harsh, pitiless experience of loss and grief by pushing this genre of choice to its full potential. While I've stated many times that I'm not the biggest fan of this sub-genre, I can't deny just how well it works for the story these people are trying to tell. Every instrumental is loud and confused much like other industrial LP's, and I normally wouldn't be a huge fan of ... read more
The album isn't necessarily ... read more
After five or so months of having this LP in my rotation, I thought I'd revise my orignal review and talk on how this album has simply captured my heart over time and is severely underrated.
Right out of the gate, the small and lucious leitmotif of nature bustling and birds chirping, alongside the emotive and amazing vocals provided by Cheflee on the opener, 'Free Samples' is pure excellence.
From there, each track ... read more
While a lot of it is still X's traditional, edgy, rough and moody aesthetic, it rarely does anything offensive. Mainly the opener, 'vice city', his first song, which was initially released on Soundcloud way back, stands out as an extremely weak track due to his poorly mixed vocals. It's made quite clear early on that the label did not do much to modernise or ... read more