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Review: IXXI - Elect Darkness
IXXI
www.myspace.com/ixxiofficial
Elect Darkness

Label: Candlelight Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 55:10
Tracks: 11
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 2/5

Review online: October 12, 2009
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Elect Darkness

Rated 3.71/5 (74.29%) (14 Votes)
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This really a rather tedious album that is trying really hard to be edgy and cool. IXXI (9-11, get it? Get it?) Are a supposed Black Metal band, though I don't hear much Black here. This is their third album, and while I confess I have not heard their earlier work, this album makes me willing to skip it. This is an album very much in the vein of newer Darkthrone material, which is already on thin fucking ice with me. This has a warm, bland guitar tone, some rather deathy vocals, and a lot of pretension. It's not terrible, but overall it doesn't settle down into a particular sound, and the riffs are too groovy and simplistic to excite me. I really can't find anything about this music to particularly recommend it, and after four or five songs, it is just boring. Pass.


Track Listing:
  1. Underworld
  2. Western Plagues
  3. Southern Tribes
  4. Sinrush
  5. Beyond The Rupture
  6. Elect Darkness
  7. Enthusiasm
  8. Eastern Minions
  9. Northern Floods
  10. Vindicator
  11. A Bitter Lesson
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