Retro Album Review : Ayria’s Debris

(Picture taken from the Alfa Matrix web store )

I wanted to start this new feature here because I would love to review/give my thoughts on older albums (released a year ago or longer) that I have enjoyed (or disliked). So what better way to kick off this feature then with one of my all time favorite albums Debris ( ok so you know it’s going to be a good review lol)!

Now when my ears first embarked on this enjoyable journey into the world of electro/ industrial music this was one of the first albums that I encountered. Now don’t get me wrong sure I listened to a few industrial bands/artists (KMFDM, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, NIN)  before hearing Ayria’s Debris. Mainly my music taste was heavy metal, power metal, speed metal ect ect . So after listening to Ayria, Combichrist, X-rX, Unter Null, UnterArt, UberByte, Leaether Strip, 16 Volt, Zombie Girl, Front Line Assembly and  many more it was the refreshing and unique sound that these bands/artists offered that  really sold me into this genre ( not to mention the previous enjoyment of the bands/artists that I named above) !

Now Debris is Ayria’s first full length album. Debris was released under the Alfa Matrix Label back in 2003. Now for those of you that haven’t listened to Debris yet and are more familiar with Ayria’s newer works (such as Harts For Bullets) you will find the album to have  more of a different but enjoyable sound to it! The sound that this album emulates is more of an electro/ synth pop/ trance-ish style then more harsher beats emulated on the Harts For Bullets album. The sound style evolution wasn’t just out of the blue ( so you weren’t really like WTF when it happened). It was a progression that you could really start to hear on the Flicker album.

Debris offered a ton of amazing tracks vocally and musically ( even more if you got the bonus LTD edition album which is a bunch of awesome remixes). Tracks such as Horrible Dream ( the XPQ-21 Mix I love), Mercury ( I also love the remix of this song if you haven’t heard it yet please youtube it) , DOS, Disease, Beta Complex, and most of the remixes ( if not all ) found off the bonus disk are excellent examples of what I mean.

So if your a long time Ayria fan then I really hope I did this album justice by giving my thoughts on it! If your new to Ayria or haven’t given Debris a shot yet then I highly recommend (and I can’t stress that part enough) that you do ( and yes go for the limited edition I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as I have)!


One Response to “Retro Album Review : Ayria’s Debris”

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