H. Martis, the artist behind Density of State, has absorbed the essence and tricks of about every trend in electronica: techno, IDM, industrial, drum'n'bass, even a bit of glitch. Allied Force plays around with all these elements, focusing on the "intelligent" part. Although for the most part danceable, the CD was conceived as a living room experience. Samples from television remind the listener about the necessity to filter information. This advice could be reversed and directed at Density of State: Filter the influences. By running up and down the gamut of techno, the music falls between everything and, as well-constructed as it may be, it lacks some personality. "Allied Force" and "Powerstation" provide strong highlights in the field of textures: in the latter, glitch, industrial, and IDM come together to serve as a frame for enigmatic voice samples. On the other hand, tracks like the Euro-dance "Merrymen" and techno "Sovereighn States Pt. II" stumble upon too many clichés. One thing must be stressed in favor of Martis: He managed to choose diversity and retain album cohesion. Fans of Autechre and Front 242 should find something to chew on in Allied Force, but they probably won't feel completely satisfied.
AllMusic Review by François Couture