Project Pitchfork

Chakra Red

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Sounding like a lonely prophet singing through the middle of the nuclear apocalypse, Project Pitchfork starts Chakra Red on a very high note. Of course, from that point they have to take a dive, and despite the good qualities of "2069 A.D.," by "Malicious Delight" they hit averageness very hard and swiftly. Still, the band begins the upward climb by the next song and they manage to maintain a level of quality that never quite reaches the first track, but never stops reaching for it. What makes Project Pitchfork better than 100 other bands that craft this same sound is their ability to incorporate dissonant sounds. Big, ugly basslines pop up on their catchiest songs, where someone like In Strict Confidence would layer goofy synths over the same part. Although there is still a lingering feeling of genericness about this genre in general, Project Pitchfork is one of the best examples of the electro-industrial sound from this time period.

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