(In this post TheMadIsraeli reviews the recently released debut album by French metal band Noein.)
Noein are a fun discovery I stumbled upon by pure accident. That album art you see above intrigued me, the fact they were female-fronted caught my attention, but most attractive of all was the fact that they labeled their music Industrial Death metal. I’m always into shit with this tag, even if I almost always disagree that its death metal in scope.
Noein are definitely not death metal, but they display a feral insanity that’s comparable to the likes of old Strapping Young Lad. Besides SYL influence, what you get is sort of a combination of Threat Signal, Chimaira, and Fear Factory. Their newest album Infection-Erasure- Replacement is a ballsy, brutal, and savage assault full of industrial-tinged groove and frantic explosions of chaos.
The mood established by this album’s opening track “I.E.R” really sets the tone for the record. The atmosphere channeled here is futuristic and cold, but with an odd sense of grandeur to it, with swelling synthesizers and ambient guitars. When the metal kicks in, the track is like a machine revving up to full power, preparing for mass carnage. Continue reading »