•  Posted in: Kogaionon ReviewsRating: 0.78/1
  • Album: In Waste
  • Year: 2002
  • Label: BLACK LOTUS
  • Artist: 
  • United States

Aha... too complex for classical, much too chaotic for avant-garde, rather boring for critics and possibly interesting for the does it sound? Well, this is how I understand to "define" this solo project's sound based on a confusing Metal configuration that oscillates between melody and brutality, Gothic, Industrial, Death on one hand and even Black Metal on the other so that a tiny shy symphonic memo can hardly be noticed. So does the voice...reaching different stages, from calm and clear to extreme and highly violent levels. Jeff Phillips has definitely made a huge effort to release this second album but I am afraid that the entire musical concept is rather much too introverted and convoluted for my poor ears... The idea (the best I could actually taste) seems to be OK but nevertheless the stylistic abundance and hues' diversity as well pretty confuses me in spite of the fact that Originality, one thing I adore and cherish the most, indeed is the key point of the sound. Maybe you'll have a dissimilar vision next to this album, who knows? By all means it is worth to try tasting it though it might depend on the mood you are at that instant. I do confess, I found not the required patience for prolonged auditions!