"Be it the breakbeat-laden animosity of “Still” or the coldwave menace of “Preset,” UCNX leaves no stone unturned as they explore the rough edges of underground electro/industrial music, producing a cohesive album that is as much a document of the current musical climate as it is a statement of the band’s own individualism. Their influences are worn proudly on their sleeve, all coming together in a manner most bands strive for but can barely achieve... ***1/2" -ReGen Magazine.
"9/10...The strongly 90's Canadian industrial influenced 'Generation Damaged' will flood you with a tsunami of oil, barrels, broken pipes, and debris. It's harsh and not embarrassed that it wears dirty clothes, it rather sees it as good clothing fit for a fight. If you are looking for something to keep you warm during the winter months, this is not it. 'Generation Damaged' will instead smack you face first into the radiator and tell you to grow some balls. And I enjoy every minute of it." -Brutal Resonance.
"A murderous beast of genetically re-engineered dance destruction, hyper-experimental noise and deranged melodies from the underbelly of the Machine." -Jared Louche, CHEMLAB.
"7/10...A concocted potion of 90's industrial, modern sounds and heavy beats. To my great joy the vocals are often “rock vocals” i.e “clean” without distortion, and that makes them a bit more interesting to listen to as they become more nuanced and dynamic." -Release Magazine
"If you like industrial and I mean INDUSTRIAL industrial not some stuff with a guy and the feelings and some nonsense about Europe....well then you have to check out this band! They rock the fuck out something fierce! Most def the band to watch!" -DJ Six Resurrection
UCNX RETURN WITH NEW LP, 'GENERATION DAMAGED'
Philly/NJ Electro-industrial/EBM/Coldwave/IDM/You-Name-It-It's-In-There fusion band UCNX return with their sophomore LP release 'Generation Damaged', their first release since 2009's 'Run Your Body' single, on DSBP Records. The 9 track LP features a louder, angrier, more aggressive sound for the group, though not losing the hallmarks of their sound: rock-styled vocals, strong song-writing, an 90's style influence filtered through a modern sound, & a willingness to experiment and forge a more cohesive album that can both set the dancefloor on fire as well as command the full attention of your headphones.
'Generation Damaged' represents the culmination of 2 difficult years for band members Doug "dOGulas" Sudia, John "nVIR" Monette, with assistance by new studio hand and guitarist Kurt "Zir0" Samuels. Life hardships for those involved have bred a snarling beast of an album, featuring a stronger use of guitars to accent their hard industrial sound. Tracks like "Overgrowth" and the title track "Generation Damaged" feature propulsive dance beats mixed with thick synths and swirling noise loops, while tracks like the speed tempo classic NIN-styled "Still", heavy crusher "The Innocent" (with it's harsh noise outro being an exercise in endurance), and the equal parts destructive yet somber "Consequence Brings" vary the tempo and eliminate the possibility of redundancy throughout the album. Throw in rock-styled sung vocals, a collaboration with Blayne from fellow electro-rockers Idiot Stare and a cover of post-punk legends Killing Joke's "Our Last Goodbye", and you have an album that demands full attention beginning to end in the days of pick-and-choose digital music sampling. Uncompromising sound, variety, and a care & quality to their work that few bands can match.
CD avail. NOW at: www.dsbp.cx/index.php?page=ucnx.html