A highly energized blend of EBM that is laced with copious amounts of industrial guitar and effected vocals that are reminiscent of both Nivek Ogre and Marilyn Manson, Battery Cage?s style is just different enough to pique your attention and familiar enough to keep you comfortable. They fit perfectly with what has become known as the Metropolis Records "sound", a thumping dance club-centric music form that is filled with social criticism and fashion bite.
Tyler Newman (who also happens to forms one half of Informatik) and crew, have created a darker, grittier cousin that bemoans the state of humanity under a state controlled watchful eye. It is a place where Informatik romances and Battery Cage entrances.
"World Wide Wasteland", their second full length album, and debut on Metropolis Records, includes the strong goth/industrial anthems "Ecstasy", "Anti/Angel", and "Wasteland". If there is any criticism, it might be that Newman has a habit of mixing his vocals deep into the dense electronics of his arrangements which diminishes some of the potency of his scourges. On the other hand, a remix of "Ecstasy" by Headscan brings them back up above the sonic fold and into prominence. The other remix on the album by Stromkern provides a lurching trip-hop twist to the American government social criticism piece "Statemachine".
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