sábado, 19 de diciembre de 2009

16 VOLT - American Porn Songs (Reseña/Review)

Artist: 16 Volt
Country: USA
Album: American Porn Songs
Year: 2009
Genere: Rock industrial, Coldwave, Grunge
Label: Metropolis Records
Official site: www.16volt.com
Myspace: www.myspace.com/16volt
Rate: 7 /10

Reseñar un disco como “American Porn Songs” es realmente muy difícil ya que a primera escucha no es facil de asimilar.

Desconozco la razon por la cual Eric Powell haya decidido hacer un disco mas denso cuando a 16 Volt algo que siempre lo ha caracterizado es la rabia que le imprime a sus temas, en algun momento se le llamó el rey midas de la musica industrial, pero parece que el rey midas esta perdiendo su toque, nunca he estado en contra de la evolucion, todo lo contrario, pero sencillamente tras varias escuchadas lo unico que encuentro son melodías de metal industrial lentas y repetitivas, salvo sus honrosas excepciones.

Incluso antes de hacer un juicio objetivo de este album debo confesar que busque en internet otras reseñas para saber si no era yo el unico que no habia entendido el nuevo concepto de 16 Volt de quienes soy un fan desde sus inicios, y para mi sorpresa descubro que al parecer casi nadie se ha atrevido aun a establecer un juicio en torno a el nuevo album, solamente Side-Line y Re:Gen Magazine ademas del sitio “Vampirefreaks” han hecho comentarios, Re:Gen son los unicos que dicen que el disco es espectacular pero no dicen porque, Side-Line menciona solo un par de temas, casualmente los mas salvajes y alguno de los mas tranquilos, concluye diciendo que 16 volt es una banda que siempre hay que recordar y le da un 8 mientras vampirefreaks solo se concreta a dar la alineación y decir que es un disco crudo y oscuro, pero en una opinión muy personal creo que ninguna de esas reseñas es del todo sincera y que solo trataron de quedar bien con el artista y con la disquera, aunque cada quien es libre de decir lo que piensa y muy respetable, es por ello que expresare mi opinión de una manera muy breve.

Lo que nadie ha dicho es que es lo que Eric esta presentando en este disco realmente, en mi opinión muy personal, lo que Powell trató de hacer fue una especie de tributo al Grunge de los 90, que genero pudo haber sido mas americano que el Grunge y que estrellas musicales y en que genero fueron mas seducidas por el sexo y las drogas que las del grunge?... “American Porns songs” puede ser un simple nombre o bien el concepto real del disco y relacionado con lo que les menciono

Este disco una vez lo escuches te va a recordar en todo momento a los primeros Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, Filter y The Screaming Trees pero todas ellas en una versión mas metalera. Tambien se sigue encontrando mucha influencia del Nine Inch Nails noventero, bueno en cual disco no, pero casualmente los 90 fueron Grunge, creo que ya es mucha la casualidad, hay que poner mucha atención a la afinación de las guitarras y se daran cuenta que es verdad lo que les digo, por eso no entendia yo el disco, porque en todo momento trate de encontrarle el 16 Volt clasico por todos lados.

De este disco destacaré en especial los tracks que siguen la vena caracteristica: “American Porn songs”, Useless people”, Enjoy the pain”, “Somebody to hate” (que recuerda un poco a ministry), y la excelente, increíble “To hell”, la mejor del album, por otro lado en la vena mas tranquila hay que mencionar temazos como “With fire and burning”, “Become your none” (con un sampler del “Pinion” de NIN), y porque no, la grungerisima “Blackbird” que nos podria dar una idea de cómo habria sonado Nirvana si hubieran terminado tocando industrial.

Si van a comprar este disco no esperen encontrar ni “Supercoolnothing” Pt 2 ni “Full black habit” pt 2, pero te pasaras horas y horas tratando de recordar a que te suena.

La producción es increíble, la musica de excelente calidad dada la gama de artistas invitados con los que cuenta este disco, pero yo francamente solo espero que el siguiente disco sea mejor.

To review a disc as “ American Porn Songs ” is really much difficult because at first listening it is not easy to assimilate. I do not know the reason for which Eric Powell has decided to do a denser disc when 16 Volt has always characterized it by the anger that it prints on his tracks, in some moment he was called the Midas king of the industrial music, but it seems that the king is losing his touch, I've never been against the evolution, everything opposite, but simply after several listened to the only thing that melodies are a meeting of repetitive and slow industrial metal, except his honorable exceptions. Even before doing a judgment of this album, I have to confess that I looked in Internet for other critiques to know if i was not the only one that had not understood the new concept of 16 Volt of whom I am a fan from his beginnings, and for my surprise I discover that apparently almost nobody is dared even to establishing a judgment concerning to the new album, only Side-Line and Re:Gen Magazine in addition to the “Vampirefreaks“ site have done comments, Re:Gen are the only ones that they say that the disc is spectacular but they don't say why?, Side-Line mentions only a pair of tracks, casually the more savages and some of the calmest, he ends up by saying that 16 volt is one band that it is always necessary to remember and gives him 8 while vampirefreaks only it limits to giving the alignment and saying that it is a raw and dark disc, but in a very personal opinion, i believes that none of these critiques is completely sincere and that only tried to stay well with the artist and with the label, although every one is free to say what he thinks and very respectable, it is for which I will express my opinion of a very brief way.
What nobody has said is what Eric is presenting
on this album really, in my very personal opinion, which Powell treated of doing was a species of tribute to the Grunge of the 90, which genre could been more American than the Grunge and what musical stars and who of them has been more seduced by the sex and the drugs that those in the grunge?... “ American Porns songs ” can be a simple name or the real concept of the disc and related to what I mention. This disc once listen to it he is going to remember you in every moment to the first Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, Filter and The Screaming Trees but all of them in one more metal version. Also he keeps on finding great influence of Nine Inch Nails, but on which disc not, but by chance the 90 were Grunge, I believe that the coincidence is already great, it is that to put a lot of attention to the refining of the guitars and you'll realize that it is truth what I say, that's the reason why I did not understand the album because at all times I tried to find the classic 16 Volt sound for all sides.
From this disc I will emphasize especially the tracks that continue
the typical vein: "American Porn songs”, "Useless people”, "Enjoy the pain”, “Somebody to hate” (who remembers a little bit to ministry), and the excellent, the incredible “To hell”, the best of the album, on the other hand in the calmest vein it is that to mention smash hits as “With fire and burning”, “Become your none” (with a sampler of the NIN's "Pinion"), and why not?, the grungier “Blackbird“ that might give us an idea of how would have been sound Nirvana if they had ended up playing industrial. If you are going to buy this disc hope to find not even " Supercoolnothing “ Pt 2 not “ Full black habit ” pt 2, but you will spend yourself hours and hours trying to remember what sounds to you. The production is incredible, the music of excellent given quality by the scale of artists invited with this disc is provided, but frankly I just hope that the following disc should be better

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