Ensoph - Project X-Katon (Cruz Del Sur Music) - Back
Wow, what a mix of elements. You can be assured of a unique and diverse sound on Ensoph’s release “Project X-Katon.” Extreme metal, gothic, progressive and electro-industrial…even folk elements can all be found within the vibes of this CD. Many bands flash in my mind as I listened including Apoptygma Berzerk, London After Midnight, The Gathering, Mental Home, Theater of Tragedy, and Cradle of Filth. The combination of elements might deter some metal heads. But if you keep your mind open there should be at least a few tracks you will dig. My problem with this combination is that it’s very experimental, maybe too experimental. Elements almost become random, and the tracks result in a loss of fluidity. Every song has its good parts; I just wish it stayed that quality all the time. The last four tracks include a reprise for “In the Name of Freedom” and radio edits for “Condemned,” “Icons In the Dust,” and” Leaving No Trace Behind,” which were basically all my favorite tunes. I appreciate what Ensoph tried to do on this disc, but I think it still need some work linking-up those elements. If you don’t mind the experimental side of dark music, you should check this out, it’s right up your alley.

Rating:
69

Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins