CD REVIEW The Rabid Whole

Band: The Rabid Whole
Album title: Refuge
Label: Boonsdale Records
Distributor: Boonsdale Records
Release date: 01/04/2012
Release: CD

The Rabid Whole is an alternative, industrial rock band which essentially is the project of vocalist/ multi-instrumentalist Andreas Weiss and guitarist George Radutu. These 2 found common ground through influences such as Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins and Depeche Mode.

Early 2009 saw the release of their debut album Autraumaton (produced by Karl Schubach) through Vancouver-based industrial and alt-rock label Synthetic Sounds, with distribution in North America (Sonic Unyon) and in Europe (Danse Macabre). The band recently relocated to Toronto where they immediately began working on their new studio album which was released in early 2012.

I just got my hands on their records and to be honest this is a case witch makes you doubt. Sound wise these guys know what they are doing where most Industrial bands fail, but half of the songs on the record sound lame. The band was then so smart (or dumb depending on how you look at it) to place them in such an order that you get your hopes up to just be disappointed, only to get them up again and so on. After a while this gets on your nerves and makes you rage quit this record. The band is just lucky they are skillful with their instruments.

51/100

Jeroen.