Sweden - Luna Kafé - Full Moon 3 - 01/23/97
Overflash is a one-person group consisting of a man called Devo Andersson
and a bunch of synthesizers, drum-machines and sequencers. Overflash has
released two albums, the first is named Treshold To Reality, and was
released in 1993. It sounds like a nice death-cyber-metal mix and didn't
get too much attention when it was released. A pity, because it is quite a
good album for its genre (with bands such as Cat Rapes Dog and Peace Love
And Pitbulls amongst others).
On his 1996 album, Silent Universe, Devo Andersson has been much more
inspired by bands like Front 242, Frontline Assembly and (as everybody
else) some Nine Inch Nails. This record has passed rather unnoticed from
the press (just like its predecessor). The sound is more techno, body and
synth music and less metal and guitars. Devo's voice is nicely distorted and
there are still some heavy guitars in the background, but they are not as
obvious and dominant as in the previous record. In stead, heavy techno
beats and bass lines pumps the music forward like a steaming locomotive.
There is no real highlight on the album, but if I had to pick one favorite
it would be the third track, Rape The World. And, although the hit
potential is sort of low, it is still a pleasant experience listening to
the entire album.
Not a must-have, but if you're into body-music, and your Front 242-albums
are falling apart after too much listening, give it a try.
Copyright © 1997 Erik Starck