For the most part, Digital Gunfire indeed kicks ass. However, I'm not fond of music wherein the main component is men (or women) screaming / groaning / gasping in a fair approximation of (a) white noise and/or (b) very angry people being tortured horribly to death. It does seem like these sorts of tracks are more common of late than in years gone by.
I'm not sure if DigitalTiger is referring to the same thing with 'screamy, gas-voiced "Terrorcorps" music', but several tracks just played exemplify the problem:
- Cruciform Injection - Comatose
- Fractured - Breaking Glass
- Electro Synthetic Rebellion - The Battle Has Begun
- Psycho Bitch (aptly named--I instantly click on over to Limbik Frequencies whenever she starts wailing)
- Tom Waits (OK, so he's not on DG--ever. But he's a groaner, not a singer.)
One might argue that, say, some tracks by Noise Unit or Front Line Assembly also fit in this category--or Kevorkian Death Cycle's "Babylon"--but the crucial difference is their gravelly, raspy lyrics never overpower the rest of the sound: the unmusicality of their singing never swamps the musicality of their composition and instrumental performance.
I listen to DG for powerful, engaging EBM/industrial/futurepop tunes, not annoyingly raw noise. If I want raw noise, there's always the leaf blowers outside, or any of a number of stations playing what passes for punk these days (no flames, please), or some of the more enthusiatic political talk shows on TV... give us more VNV Nation, Covenant, Negative Format, Mentallo and the Fixer, X Marks the Pedwalk, Pulse Legion, FLA, Noise Unit, and their ilk; less Psycho Bitch, Android Lust, Andraculoid, and similar agonized screamers.
Thanks for asking. And now I'll go don my fireproof underdrawers... <grin>