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on August 6, 2009
GREYMACHINE - Disconnected

Me, being a huge Jesu fan as well a loyal ISIS fan, it was only natural for me to check this out. Let me just start by saying, this album is HUGE! Huge in the fact that the bass alone is enough to whirl one into a seizure (see the track "Wasted") and leave them comatose for weeks, maybe even months. Ok, enough figurative metaphors, lets delve into the music. _Disconnected_ is a journey through middle earth with its peaks and valleys and rigid tempo changes. The "Vocals" used throughout the album sound like they were recorded in some crater on the planet Gilese. They add a ferocious and nightmarish vibe to the already creepy/intense atmosphere that the music is creating. By the time you know what hits you, its too late, Mr. Turner and Mr. Broadrick have already sucked you into their abyss of twisted sounds, chaotic chants and menacing guitar swells of mountainous proportions. I def. get a SWANS vibe from this record, reminds me of _Soundtracks For the Blind_ in certain spots as well as _The Great Annihilator_ which, are two of my favorite SWANS albums so the more influence they pull from M. Gira and Co. the better I say. Each and every song on _Disconnected_ is punishing, ethereal, unrelenting and IMO, beautiful. I love how they incorporate the "Signal transmission" sounds throughout most of the piece, it really adds to the otherworldly aura that they are going for on this recording. A lot of people wont understand this album being that, its a super dense and challenging listen with a ton of layers and sounds going on on top of one another. Repeated listens will reveal the beauty underneath the madness. Word of warning to Jesu and ISIS fans, *This album is NOTHING like Justin's or Aaron's other projects* so proceed with caution.

I recommend this to anyone who enjoys the challenge of digesting a really, really heavy album. It left me in awe by the third listen. Ive been waiting for this collab. for a long time and now that its finally here, im going to wallow in it. Amazing record, BUY IT!
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on October 3, 2009
Titleing this "a big mess" doesn't mean this is a lousy album.What I mean is that the production of it is a big mess-but this really adds to its brilliance.This release doesn't sound like it was produced.The mix is so incredibly muddy it's hard to make any of the instruments or vocals out.The sampling is the key here-each track is so heavily triggered it makes every sound more massive than it actually is.I thought that Broadrick working with Turner would produce something a lot clearer than this release is,but the way it was done makes it definitely work in the exact opposite direction.Monolithic is an understatement in describing "Disconnected".Every tune is a thick soup of overdriven guitar,bass & drums that are extremely freaky and paranoiac and the overuse of samples enhance rather than hinder the sound.To me,Broadrick can do no wrong and this was very welcome because this is sick,heavy & totally reminiscent of his Godflesh days-but completely different.There is a bit of hip-hop influence in "Sweatshop",something Justin hasn't incorporated this heavily since Techno Animal.A lot of "Disconnected" reminds me of Isis-the way a couple of tracks have a ringing quality to them.If you like J.B. as much as I do,you need this cd!
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on June 25, 2012
This brutal avant drone metal noisescape is the slowed down sound of a post industrial societal decay happening at a sort of sped up time lapse speed while you watch and trip your balls off....and I mean that in the best possible way. It's the sound of Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee or any other rust belt city falling apart while leaving beautiful landmarks from a time that once was. I see rusty images of old railroad bridges, abandoned industrial zones and sunken ships in Lake Erie. MUST be heard on VINYL: I listened to the CD version and it was harsh and shrill, totally missing the beautiful fuzzy decadent sound quality of the vinyl LP. Music like this needs to sound warm so get the vinyl or forget it.
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on February 22, 2013
Disconnected is a conglomeration of the best industrial bands grounded or supported by J. Broaderick like ICE, GOD, FALL OF BECAUSE, HEAD OF DAVID, GODFLESH, CABLE REGIME and so on. This CD ist fantastic deep. In my opinion, this is the best industrial release in the past 5 years.
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on August 16, 2009
I know it seems cliche to refer to music as "apocalyptic", but no other term seems more appropriate to describe Greymachin. We all know the project's pedigree. The music, however, seems more akin to Swans, Bodychoke, and early Godflesh than it is to Jesu or Isis. That said, definitely worth checking out for fans of crushing noise, industial sludge, and post-metal. Nightmarish, oppressive, and heavy as hell. Not for the faint of heart.
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on March 13, 2010
Finally Justin goes back to his roots and incinerates. Jesu didn't really work IMO. Keeping it grinding and heavy. Keep dropping that acid.
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on August 10, 2009
I've been quite the fan of Jesu/Godflesh and just about anything Broadrick related I could get my hands on. And after hearing Jesu's latest release Infinity, it gave me a lot of faith in the possibility of what would come out of this project. Upon first listen I gained quite the headache. The second listen, on lower volume, I found it to be nothing more than loud, annoying static with traces of more distortion that you would assume to be a guitar. The supposed vocals on this album are either lost in the mix or very non-existent. This could be a grower, but after a week, it's pretty unlistenable.
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on April 17, 2015
Punishing brutal music from Justin Broadrick(GODFLESH/FINAL/TECHNO ANIMAL etc.) and members of ISIS,HEAD OF DAVID,GOD,JESU and ICE, Lots of distorted guitars n bass, noisy samples and electro sounds combined with annihilating rhythms and terrifying vocals. This is very heavy experimental industrial metal. Fans of Godflesh, Techno Animal, JK Flesh and God will love this. Play it loud or not at all.
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