Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2009 22:12
Artist Name: Xentrifuge
CD title: Converting Infinity
Label: NoiTekk Records
Reviewer: Linda DeFlaminis
Edited by: Nick DeFlaminis
Genre: Dark Power/ EBM
It has been two years since Xentrifuge released their first album titled, "Light extinguished" under the NoiTekk Label. After another round in the studio, they have completed, and recently released their much anticipated, 10-song LP titled, "Converting Infinity” (released Sept 2009, once again, under NoiTekk). This new release, although harboring quaint facsimiles of their previous release, seems to be missing their deeper, more powerful EBM kick, however nicely iced with an overlay of dark noiz, this is a must have for the diehard Industrial / Power-noiz or Dark EBM aficionados.
Converting Infinity, enriched with whisper-like distorted vocals and a power-noise backing track, has also evolved into an apparent wicked onslaught of pure belligerence, darkness, and an evil rage created for the aggressive dance floor. Be sure to make frequent trips to the powder room to fix your lipstick, as this crowd will be peppered with individuals that will have the tendency to mosh!
Deciphering what this album means, based on the titles of the songs, they suggest their evolvement in several life occurrences, such as sickness and disease; hence the title: “Pathogen”, and its hard struggles without end; hence, “Infinity.” Evidence of religious devotion of self-punishment “Penance”, told stories of being or feeling lost, broken down, fallen, something or someone changing in character, (converting) self destruction, something out of our control that changes or destroys something in one’s life. What we have become to call, the dark realities of life. Every track on this new LP, from the opening track "Dormant" to the final track “Immune”, comes screaming at you ready to destroy and infect you to the core, and hit you with reality with each track. No fillers here!