Rating: 4/5
Distributor/label: OMF Records
Released: 2017
Buy Album [URL]: https://3teeth.bandcamp.com/album/shutdown-exe
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/3Teeth

Album cover

Band line-up:

Alexis Mincolla- vocals
Chase Brawner- guitars
Xavier Swafford- keys
Andrew Means- drums

  1. Divine Weapon
  2. Pit Of Fire
  3. Atrophy
  4. Oblivion Coil
  5. Shutdown
  6. Degrade
  7. Tower Of Disease
  8. Tabula Umbra
  9. Voiceless
  10. SlaveGod
  11. Insubstantia
  12. O.A
  13. Away From Me

Back in 2013, this band was formed and they have now released their second album of heavy industrial upon the public. Think of a mixture of Nine Inch Nails and Ministry and you have an idea of what they are doing.

With that being said, you already know what you are getting, an album of noisy and pounding songs that have distorted vocals and add a bit of metal here and there. So really, nothing too new, but still, something that bears a listen to. The band gives a heavy sound throughout the album and of course, the vocals are tweaked to add to the effect, as well as dropping in the odd vocal samples to give a little something extra to the songs. The band knows how to give the fans of the 90s industrial sound something to drool over with the clanking and throbbing sounds put forth on this sophomore release. I wouldn’t say that there is a lot to dance to on here, but with tweaking, I’m sure someone could find a track or two to get club play. The album is thick and dense, so much so that is can become a bit overwhelming, but still, calls you to come and listen to it.

No, there is nothing new here, except the ideas of the theme of rejecting consensus reality, i.e. agreed-upon perspectives of reality despite inconsistencies in human subjectivity. Don’t get me wrong, nothing new doesn’t always mean bad, it just means that you know what you are getting and this band does a great job of doing just what they set out to do. Grab a copy, turn it up and listen to the lyrics, something most bands seem to just throw together while these guys put a lot of effort into them.

Review by Rick Ecker