While 1994's Millennium showed what raging guitars and a metal slant could do to Front Line Assembly's heavy industrial sound, Implode adds an advanced concentration of electronics and drum'n'bass rhythms. Songs like "Retribution" and the single "Prophecy" are just as dark and storming as previous FLA material, but with a crucial update to the production.
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'Implode' is maybe the best efort this mythic band has ever made. After some ''less good'' albums, they managed to combine all the elements from FLA and the side-projects (Delerium, Synaesthesia, Noise Unit, Equinox...) into this new FLA cd. The albums begins with 'Retribution', a dark song quite typical of FLA style, catchy chorus, distorted voice, but with an interesting jungle beat. 'Fatalist' is also danceable, like a Noise Unit song (similar to 'Dominator') but with voice: quite interesting and it comes into your head at first listening. 'Prophecy' is the 1st single, a very interesting song, which manages to be something completely new even though using the typical FLA elements: very interesting samples from Recoil songs, very catchy chorus, an example of danceable and dark new FLA style. Then comes 'Synthetic Forms', a wonderful piece of music, instrumental in the vein of Synaesthesia. After the first ambient part, then comes the beat which completes piece of electronic art. 'Falling' is the catchiest FLA can ever be, catchy chorus, less danceable than the others, with the smoothness of Delerium but sun by Leeb's undistorted voice. 'Don't Trust Anyone' is almost instrumental, danceable, a Noise Unit song. It begins very directly, then it comes more interesting. 'Unknown Dreams' is the closer to pop FLA has ever been. Somehow it reminds me of Haujobb, Leeb recites more than sings, his voice is soft. Amazing song. 'Torched' is similar to Flavour of the Weak material, danceable, preeminence of the beats, whispering voice... The weakest moment in the cd, I think. 'Machine Slave' is again interesting, good chorus, similar to 'Fatalist'. And the cd ends with 'Silent Ceremony', again a Synaesthesia song which I simply adore. FLA is at its best on this album, and it seems the new one, 'Epitaph', follows the same way. 'Implode' is less agressive than 'Hard Wired' or 'Millenium', less danceable than 'Flavour of the Weak', and its heterogenous condition is precisely what makes this album the real FLA masterpiece, even better than 'Tactical Neural Implant'.