Label : Danse Macabre Records

Review By Tony Cannella

From France comes Sub-Division. They play a unique mixture of Electro-Rock, Gothic and Industrial Metal. Their new album (and fourth overall) is titled, “Ten Years Before the Dream” and it features all of these styles and others to create a uniquely odd musical offering, so strap yourself in and get ready for “Ten Years Before the Dream”. “Ten Years Before the Dream” features 13-songs worth of Electro-Rock nirvana that fans of the genre will love and appreciate. The overall style of the band is unique, but it does bring to mind several bands in the genre, but perhaps the group they most remind me of are the last two albums that Theatre of Tragedy did with Liv Kristine, mainly because this band also employs two vocalists (a male and a female) and the male vocals have a bit of a robotic feel to them. I am no big authority on the Electro-Rock scene, but the songs on “Ten Years Before The Dream” has a commercial viability to them. The CD also has an ambient and ethereal vibe to it as the band plays with different nuances and emotions. Songs that really stood out, for me were: “Love Assassin”, “The Voice”, “Age of Machines” and “Next Level”. The two vocalists contributions are split pretty evenly. Obviously, Sub-Division are not a straight-out metal band, so metal fans be advised. This band should be a welcomed sight for fans of Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM and latter day Liv era Theatre of Tragedy.

Rating – 75/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Intro
  2. Love Assassin
  3. The Voice
  4. Age Of Machines
  5. Game Over
  6. Next Level
  7. The Other Side
  8. New Dawn
  9. 8
  10. Arise
  11. Alone
  12. Virtual Path
  13. Birth


Line Up

  • Dee – Lead Vocals
  • Fodge – Guitars, Programming, Backing Vocals
  • LOL – Lead Vocals, Programming, Keyboards


Links

MySpace * Site