Full Frequency


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There was a time when some people believed that guitar-based alternative rock and electronic club sounds could never be truly compatible. But in the 1990s, everyone from Garbage and Republica to Ministry exploded that myth. They demonstrated that electro-beats and guitar-powered aggression could do more than co-exist--they could be close friends and work well together. That is exactly what happens on Full Frequency's Momentum, which is a perfect example of alternative rock that manages to be dance floor-friendly without undermining the power of the electric guitar. Co-produced by Seibold of Hate Dept., Momentum is an album in which aggressive guitars and equally aggressive synthesizers work together for the common good. This is melodic rock--Full Frequency provides songs, not just beats--but it's melodic rock that incorporates elements of industrial, EBM and techno. Momentum isn't rave music; while a lot of rave music is just about the beat and the track, this CD thrives on vocal personality. Nonetheless, Full Frequency's songs are very dance club-minded, and Momentum is an appealing reminder of the mutually beneficial relationship that a muscular guitar and electro-beats can have.

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