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Album Review: Glitch Black - Mechanical Perfection

Seattle based Darksynth heavyweight Glitch Black is back with an absolute monster, "Mechanical Perfection". Glitch Black has made some stellar work in the past, but I think this is exactly what it says on the tin, perfection. Each track brings a different flavor to the table, but all being heavy as hell. Some are more energetic, carrying elements of trance, like "Binary Overlord", and "Proxy War"; while others like "Grit" and "Deleted Memories", bring a lot more industrial sounds, but it all comes through with a huge Cyberpunk and Darksynth sound that is staple to GB's work, but it's all elevated to 11 on this release. It's all packed to the brim with power, the opening track "Onslaught" is exactly that, it does not waste it's time blasting double bass kicks and a barrage of snares that will make any metal fan crack a smile. Alongside some intense synth leads, a powerful organ, and some really effective glitch effects and bit-crushed percussion, the track sets the tone for the album that is carried all throughout, you get very little respite, this album goes hard and never gives up. It's sound is reflective of the robotic voice chops you hear throughout the album, oppressive, and ready to show it's magnificence. As a whole, "Mechanical Perfection" is an absolutely stellar album, and if you are a fan of Cyberpunk, Darksynth, or tracks that just make you feel like you are at the cyber rave of your life (Which if you get the chance to see Glitch Black live, it is EXACTLY that), this album is not to be missed.

Check out the album here, and consider purchasing it on Bandcamp.

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