音乐流派： Electronic/Industrial/Alternative/metal/Modern Electro
唱片公司： (p) 2008 Metropolis Records
Imperative Reaction 2008 全新大碟《Minus All》带领你的耳朵与心灵一起，减去所有~
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Imperative Reaction's Minus All may be quite energetic and anthemic, but it isn't a drastic step in their evolution.With a penchant for both angst and aggression, Imperative Reaction are one of the few bands out there that have managed to expand upon and even partially rewrite the definition of modern electro/industrial music. While their last effort, the breakout monster As We Fall showcased the analog synth veneer of their touring partners VNV Nation, this permutation feels like the missing link between it and their more caustic EBM effort, Redemption.
From the onset of "Minus All," it is blindingly clear that Imperative Reaction's anger has a key role to play here. Working from grey-hued disgust to a larynx-shredding chorus, Ted Phelps resides here like the personification of nihilism. Musically, its tone is like guitar-driven industrial if rephrased for an electro purist, with its drum machines caught in a four-on-the-floor whip-crack beat while its synths surge forth like a wall of blipping, buzzing wasps. Dishing out a relentless bass beat over a rustle of metallic snares, the rhythmic turbine called "Panic Cycle" is equally lively. Ted Phelps howls staccato against this din, while a jagged synth line rises to finally overtake him during its bubbling breaks. However, if a hit is to be tapped by the DJ populace, it would be "Functional." From the onset of its thrumming arpeggio buzz to its pulmonary thump-and-clack beat, it's clear this is a machine designed to decimate the dance floor. Over this rigid refrain, Phelps overthrows each methodically petulant verse with a defiant harmonic chorus where even the humming synth rises as if trying to match him in both timbre and confidence.
While all quite able at vaunting their manic side, their depressive angles have a bit more polish this go-around. Its steady puffs of drum pad may lope to a charged rubbery arpeggio, yet it is Phelps' bruised lyrical descent in "In Decline" that catches one's attention. As harmonious as the vocals are here, it is with "You Remain" that the band prove that they can pen quite the electronic ballad. Slithering in from a malignant bass line and an icy fluttering synth, Phelps sags from a melancholic mutter to a heart-wrenching croon while a mere organic snare and hi-hat pound out a grimly vacant beat. It may not have the visceral impact of their vitriol, but their sorrow here feels strikingly sincere.
If there's any fault to be found within this disc, it's that there isn't a solid curveball thrown here for their older fans; it's a wholly polished effort, but those looking for a dramatic new twist or angle might be slightly disappointed. Minus All may not be a huge stylistic jump for Imperative Reaction, but it's nonetheless a worthy and solid follow-up to their outstanding last pair of releases.
01 Minus All
04 Giving Up
05 Torn Down
09 In Decline
10 Head Up Too high
12 You Remain
13 Panic Cycle