In Strict Confidence
Lifelines 1991 - 2010
Rhys Fulber (FLA)
Your Dystopia, My Utopia
X Chaos Theory
Aus Den Falten
This stunning new album stands as a commentary on that which it is named after, the Weapon, or more specifically, to the concurrent glorification of the gun culture and simultaneous horror at the devas-tation the gun can cause. Given this view, the pop undertones of the albums opening Wornin and the
compelling counterpoint of the vocals and lyrics seem to reflect our mass media homogenization of an instrument of death into an entertainment centerpiece. illisiT could then be focusing on the authori-tarian control applied to us under the guise of protecting us from the criminal element. Though possibly
it is from the view of the average citizen, arming themselves against the threat of each other. The more it is analyzed, the more it could be pondered on varying levels.
Perhaps the classic Skinny Puppy sounds evident in the song solvent are a nod to not only the past, but to a bleak Orwellian future, cycle of the weapon leads only to power in the hands of those who have
no fear of using it. Are we facing a 1984 dystopia filtered through a Kafkaesque lens. A world where the illusion of power given to the private citizen afforded ownership of a weapon distracts them from the Big Brother drones that watch overhead?
Parallels could certainly be drawn from our own society to a track like Tsudanama, where the ever building menace of the mechanized rhythms crashes over the listener in waves as the vocals at times to take the tone of the voice of protest, standing against the inevitable tide of the dystopian path of pro-gress.
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