Invisible - 2002
(I wanna be) a Wannabe
6 String Suicide
I Don't Know
Break You (Monkey Man)
It's a Jagged World
I Shall Return (HCIII)
Justice Cries (Acoustic Mix)
Review from The Edge-Online
If these guys want to be invisible, that's fine by me, as long as they can still produce guitar-driven industrial albums that are nothing short of excellent. The band's fourth release "Invisible" is a return to the band's signature crunch of guitars prominent on their first two albums, with heavy electro-industrialized overtones characteristic of their third CD. While their previous album explored a more subdued direction with crazy drum & bass overtones, "Invisible" pulls out all the stops and throws it all in the mix for a fast-paced ride that's a culmination of their sounds to date.
It's all about the beat with these guys. The songs literally pulsate with it, with layers of guitars and effects crashing against your senses in a rhythmic ebb and tide. This flow is interwoven throughout the songs, lyrics and all. The title track 'Invisible' is a great example, starting out with an a cappella chorus and building in intricate layers of fuzzed guitars and driving beats. And after saying it out loud ten times fast, '(I Wanna Be) A Wannabe' is as much fun to say as it is to listen to.
The band explores the entire range within this winning formula, including the hectic-pace-bordering-on-metal sound of 'I Don't Know', the groove down-beat of 'Coming Down, and the funk elements thrown into 'It's A Jagged World'. The vocals meld into the rhythm, injecting elements of rap with quality harmonies layered with effects.
The band is diverse and takes every advantage to prove it. The acoustic remake of 'Justice Cries' features Cheri Curran on the lead vocals, who also appeared on the "Welcome To The Playground" release. The track ends the album with a beautiful, introspective feel. 'And so...' is a great instrumental prologue to the album, with it's ethereal synths and tribal drums setting an anticipatory mood. The second instrumental, 'I Shall Return (HCIII)' is fantastic, combining crunchy guitars, delicate synths, classic piano and techno beats for a true experience. Each of the band's albums have featured such an instrumental, and you can't help but feel they have a message as much if not more than some of the tracks with lyrics.
Speaking of lyrics, the "doctrine" side of the band is true to form. You won't get fluffy clouds here, but you will get reality and you will get truth from a perspective most can relate to.