Noisecide is my first encounter with a band from Paraguay, and it is a pleasant acquaintance with talented musicians. The single Falling Upwards lasts around four minutes and sits at a steady 120bpm. The track commences with a thirty-two-second intro that sets the tone for the vocal line. The vocal color is stylistic and emotive; seamlessly synchronizing with the intense vibe of the instrumental accompaniment. The foundational bass, distorted electric guitars, steady percussion and electronic elements combine to provide the perfect platform for the vocal.
Noisecide focuses on creating distinctive and diverse music that combines elements of industrial, electronic music, and heavy rock. The track Killer Instinct,
Their most recent single Killer Instinct begins with a filtered-out synth, which quickly evolves into a full-on arrangement with a blend of electronic and heavy rock influences. The drumbeat is powerful and relentless, giving the song an industrial edge. The vocals are heavily saturated and effected to match the mood of the instrumental to perfection.
This song comes highly recommended if you are a fan of artists such as Atari Teenage Riot, Marylin Manson, Dead Rituals, Tool or Nine Inch Nails, only to name a few. Having said that, Noisecide can hardly be closely compared to any band out there, because they succeeded in carving their own aesthetic and the essence of their sound. The combination of gnarly synth tones and massive walls of distorted, down-tuned guitars really speaks for itself!