Monday, October 3, 2016

CD Review: New Electronic Metal Debut Albums From Adoration Destroyed And Carved Souls

From Austin, TX comes the debut album from electronic metal band Adoration Destroyed. Their new album titled "Ritual Damage" was released on September 9th through Cleopatra Records. Their new thirteen song release begins with the swirling bass/drum rhythm of "Here To Bleed" as the song's dark vocals march on. The album grinds on with the deep grooves of "Torn Apart," before turning Til Tuesdays' "Voices Carry" into a Gothic anthem. The electronic beats of "Carnal Dirge" help turn the song into the band's most successful single in clubs around the world. Then Adoration Destroyed turns Marilyn Manson's "Coma White" into a more mainstream metal, before picking up the intensity on the heavy rhythm of "In Elegant Decay." The album finishes with the eerie, two-minute synth-fueled instrumental "Ritual Damage," before featuring two remixes by 16 Volt and Mr. Kitty. To find out more about Adoration Destroyed and their latest release "Ritual Damage," please visit their Facebook page at

From southern California comes the debut album from the sythpop group Carved Souls. The new album titled "Whispers" was released on September 16th through Cleopatra Records. After producing mostly instrumental pieces for movies and television, the band developed their sound over the last decade to create songs that followed the path of darkwave music. Their new twelve-song release begins with the Gothic feel of "Kill Me" as a steady beat keeps pace with the dark lyrics and synth-infused soundscapes. The deeper, darker tones of "Vile Words" have a Nine Inch Nails vibe, while "Further" relies on the beats to deliver over the song's monotone vocals. The most mainstream song on the album, "Satellite" is very addictive as the chorus is memorable and the rhythm just grabs hold of your mind. Their Depeche Mode influence is heard throughout the song "For Me," before closing the album with the Goth-rock appeal of "Dark Reflection" and the floating emotional tones of "As Far As I Can See." To find out more about Carved Souls and their latest release "Whispers," please visit

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