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Katarzyna NINa Górnisiewicz | Detailed or mini-review submissions: song, EP/album | Suggest an artist
Hate Radio |Bile Style Records, 2009|

01. Like the Plague, 02. Take Target Out, 03. World Up Your Ass, 04. Dr. Depression, 05. Who the Fuck..., 06. I Dont Need a Reason, 07. The Weakest One, 08. Whores of War, 09. Hate Radio, 10. The Late Great United States, 11. Your Last Minute, 12. The Banned After, 13. La Danz de Bear, 14. The Tear In The Fabric Of Time

It's been seven years between releasing Hate Radio and the latest Bile Demonic Electronic studio album. In the meanwhile the band put out a cover album calledThe Copy Machine (2002), two compilation CDs Frankenhole (2003) and Regurge - A Bucket Of Bile (2004) as well as When The Dead Come Home DVD in 2003.
The new release is a mixture of many styles, however Bile has not make us familiar with some of them yet.

The first half of Hate Radio brings industrial metal trips, so well known from the past bands releases. Still aggressive though less virulent songs ("Like the Plague", "Who the Fuck...", "Don't Need a Reason", "The Weakest One") bank towards advantages (or, if one prefers, disadvantages) of melodies. Nine Inch Nails fans may have fun recognizing some of the tunes while listening to "World Up Your Ass" where choruses may be associates with "Wish" song but played faster.

There are also new sound solutions in Bile music such as dark ambient, almost schizophrenic moods to be found in "Your Last Minute", "The Banned After" and "The Tear In The Fabric Of Time" compositions. Darkness and three-dimensionality of the arrangements may have an impact on quite a few people's imagination. Krztoff, the band leader should continue to reasearch this style of musical collages as it seems he's making it right, though it doesn't have to be done under the Bile flag.

Some of the tracks bring danceable beats ("Take Target Out", "Dr. Depression") enriched with guitar riffs by Chris Liggio and Mike Coffey. There's also a modern electronics available on the tracklist ("La Danz de Bear") which may result from Krztoff's DJ-ing club adventures.

The best songs? I like "Whores of War" and "Late Great United States" due to heaviness and multi-faceted arrangements set in well though, consistent compositions. Greatly collaborating rhythmical section of R.H. Bear on bass and John 'Servo' DeSalvo on drums needs an additional applause. The drummer is well known from other industrial bands (Chemlab, 16volt) but also from a cooperation with Vulgaras. On a side note, he had suffered a serious injury after one of their shows in 2011 and since he had no medical insurance there was a charity online action set up to gather funds for his broken leg recovery.

Fourteen not oppressive but concentration needed songs may sound interesting to the fans of Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails or Mushroomhead music but also these listeners who prefer dark ambient atmospheres over guitars and sampling.

(Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, May 12, 2012. Not for a commercial use. See a Legal Note for the copyrights below)

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