Schizoid - _Covered in Metal_
(D-Trash, 2003)
by: Xander Hoose (6.5 out of 10)
Raised on metal, yet a full-time practicing digital hardcore freak, Canada-based Schizoid has circumvented the trap of being torn between two worlds by combining them both. _Covered in Metal_ is not unique, but still definitely special: covering old metal songs by transforming them into a digitalized fusillade is something you won't hear every day. On _CiM_, Schizoid presents us his view on Dead World ("Cold Hate"), S.O.D. ("Chromatic Death / No Turning Back"), Suicidal Tendencies, Biohazard ("Thorn"), Anal Cunt, Candiru, and many more. Even though I really like most of the industrial renderings of these songs, I also have to say that it could have been done better. The album sounds like a home-made product, with a weak mix and over-represented high tones, while the vocal parts aren't all that impressive either. Teaming up with another metal-loving noise artist would probably have resulted in a more professional sounding result -- but then again, maybe my standards have been set to high with the latest Venetian Snares releases. If you're into weird stuff, don't hesitate to buy this album. If overall music quality is a very important factor, however, make sure you give this album a listen before buying it.

(article published 13/11/2003)

5/13/2001 A Bromley 8 Schizoid - All Things Are Connected
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