Electro Synthetic Rebellion (E.S.R.)
is the solo electro-industrial/EBM project of Vincent Pujol. What he
delivers on this Corroded Fragments album
is a consistent mix of dark and distorted industrial and EBM songs.
This music actually reminds me of the type of electro-industrial/EBM
that came out in the 90s. It definitely has an old school vibe to it,
but with enough modern elements to keep everything sounding current.
With so many industrial bands from the 90s becoming more synth-pop and
future pop, it's nice to still be able to get albums such as this one
that does things the old way.
The songs offered here are energetic and aggressive with a multitude of
electronic sounds, effects and sampling layered with heavy beats over
dark melodies while distorted snarling male vocals growl along.
There's a lot of futuristic sci-fi sounds in the mix that blend nicely
with the more noisy ingredients. The orchestrated background melodies
also stand out by being extremely well composed.
While this album doesn't really offer anything new or different, it does
deliver a solid batch of great electro-industrial/EBM tunes.