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"...A frenzy of expression, all the moods and thoughts are perceptible, accessible." - Cyberangels.nl
"...One the heaviest presentations in modern industrial." - Out Ov The Coffin Radio
"Currently getting my face melted off by Cryogen Second. For the love of God, I wasn't prepared for this." - Joseph Graham, Razor Blade Dance Floor
From the opening refrain of "Divide" to the last fadeout of "The Electric Church", the debut album "Anthem for the Great Self Destruct" (out now on beyond therapy records) by Nashville industrial/electro outfit Cryogen Second is a powerful entry to the world of dark electronics. Crunchy synthetic loops, heavy-hitting hooks, slick production, and nods to modern metal are contained in each track, with lyrics that evoke fatalism and a ponderence on the very futility that dominates the human condition.
Cryogen Second is a completely different beast live. While the album itself is riddled with influences from bands like Meshuggah, Fear Factory, The Deftones, Pneumatic Detach, Prodigy, and Psyclon Nine, the live presentation becomes the sum of these parts, incorporating live guitars, synthesizers, and showmanship into a frenetic performance that is more reminiscent of the energy of a late 90's punk show than a modern dance outfit. This band has shared the stage with both metal and electronic bands, and could be just as easily at home in a mosh pit or a dance floor, often bridging the two disparate influences in the same song.