Thursday, August 11, 2016

Coptic Rain - "11:11" [1995]

Artist: Coptic Rain
Title: Eleven:Eleven
Genre: Aggro-Industrial, Industrial Metal
Country: Slovenia
Release date: 1995

Track List: 
  1. The Moment
  2. Unseen - Untold
  3. ?Sane?
  4. Double Edge
  5. Sweethome Under White Clouds (Virgin Prunes cover)
  6. Videodrome
  7. Yggdrasil
  8. Gallery
  9. First Wave
  10. Mind Cage
  11. Clarions End
  12. Ascension
  13. Implants
  14. The Moment (Cyberbass Mix)
  15. ?Sane? (No Greys Mix)
The second album by Coptic Rain, which is similar in many ways to their third (and the best) release "Clarion's End", but with harsher and more diverse sound. The "heavyness" of guitars on "Eleven:Eleven" is roughly the same than on "Clarion's End", but there's more distorted vocals, sirens, etc. There are also several interesting experimental tracks (def. more interesting than the noise interludes on the "Discovery" EP), including "Videodrome" - a homage to the eponymous cult movie by David Cronenberg. The only weak spot on this album is the cover of Virgin Prunes track (although those who like the debut album of CR, "Dies Irae", might like this track too).

Overall, "Eleven:Eleven" is a very good representation of mid-90s aggro-industrial, and the use of female vocals is definitely a plus too. Too bad Coptic Rain had to split up a decade and a half ago without getting much recognition. They surely have deserved more!

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