“Grim Prospects” plunges right into Schizoid’s interpretation of industrial decadence, urban decay, and corporate depravity. Amidst the artfully orchestrated white noise and crushing beats, sirens wail right along with the angry vocals. The Canadian Schizoid is the alter-ego of J Schizoid, who has released several self-produced CDs. He combines hard-core punk, industrial, metal and techno to create razor-sharp, ear-splitting, gut-wrenching commentary. Digital Hardcore is a relatively new description for this kind of all-encompassing electronic genre, but it precisely describes Schizoid’s sound. A list of other Schizoid recordings, as well as mp3 downloads, are available on the website: http://www.schizoid.ca. (Christel Loar)
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