Austin, Texas may have found it’s industrial groove with Adoration Destroyed and their debut album Ritual Damage, which is released via Cleopatra Records. This album restores the old school, trippy, psychopathic sound that is similar to the Pretty Hate Machine-era of Nine Inch Nails, Mindless Self Indulgence, and Combi-Christ with the vocal style of Orgy.
This album makes you feel like you’re taking a dark path into a mind of a disturbed loner, which is not a bad thing. The synthesizers and trippy beats on this album will be a treat for the true industrial lover to listen to. You can argue that the sound from this album is unoriginal, but it’s industrial in its purest form. And that’s all you can ask for. You will be curious to see this band live after listening to this album, and you will want to know if they can truly bring the essence of the album live to stage. Ravers will love this album.
Opening track “Here To Bleed” and the uber dark track “Lost” are real stand outs, and they managed to squeeze in a cover of Marilyn Manson’s “Coma White” as well as a cover of Till Tuesday’s “Voices Carry,” which is a testament to what this band is all about. The album closes with the title track to finish on a very slow and dark note. Overall, this album is consistent, but an easy listen. It doesn’t take any risks, but it stays true to its theme and has great production. You can purchase the album here.
Key Tracks: Here To Bleed, Lost, Coma White