Also worth mentioning is the song Virus which was only available via single during this era. Harsh like much of Caustic Grip, Heatwave - Front Line Assembly - The Blade (CD), but also catchy and fun.
As with the previous two albums, the sound here is dramatically different than what came before. This album is much less harsh and angry than Caustic Grip, but the songwriting is incredibly strong here. My only frustration with this album is that today it sounds a bit muted — I would love a remastered version but somewhere I got the impression that this album and Heatwave - Front Line Assembly - The Blade (CD) Grip are locked up in some sort of contractual thing so the band is limited in what they can do with them.
As I said, it feels wrong NOT to include them all in the list above. The album really is that strong. I would particularly call out these:. There are other Noise Unit albums which are good in their own way, but Strategy of Violence in particular is practically an FLA album and Heatwave - Front Line Assembly - The Blade (CD) actually better than many of the official FLA releases.
Strategy of Violence is a more aggressive album though, with more biting basslines and harder percussion. When I first heard Strategy of Violence, I was blown away by the complexity and creativity of several of the riffs.
They remain unique among the entire catalog of FLA and Heatwave - Front Line Assembly - The Blade (CD) projects, except for the FLA album Hard Wired which uses a similar style of riff in several songs. I suspected at the time and still wonder if perhaps they used some sort of software to generate the amazing and somewhat unusual riffs that are found throughout this album. This time, the unique element is the introduction Heatwave - Front Line Assembly - The Blade (CD) heavy guitar sampled from many prominent metal bands of the early 90s such as Pantera.
Although some of their existing fans of the electronic sound were not pleased, I believe this remains their most commercially successful album because of the crossover appeal it had with metal fans. While this album is known primarily for its guitar and there are a few tracks where you have to listen hard to find any synthesizer sounds, there are actually several songs on this album which contain no guitar at all.
While these tend to be my favorites, I also think some of the guitar-heavy songs are great FLA tracks — I would just prefer that the guitar be turned down so that you could better hear the more traditional synth elements buried underneath. Overall I think this is a fairly strong album even though at the time of release I was one of its detractors. Archived from the original on November 27, Siren Interview 9.
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