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Decoded Feedback

With Razed in Black, Filament 38, and others. Friday, October 31, at the Phantasy Theatre.

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When done right, industrial rock can be a strange, disparate combination of forces. It can simultaneously repulse listeners with harsh blasts of anti-music and still keep them drawn by its primal rhythms. It's that combination that brought acts such as Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly to prominence within the black-clad community and is also the road map that Industrial duo Decoded Feedback follows. Yone Dudas and Marco Biagiotti deliver the genre's standbys, in spades: convulsive synth sequences, a palpable sense of foreboding, and of course, vocals sent through the shredder. All of which get wrapped in an accessible beat. DF's latest, Shockwave, hits hard from the start and doesn't let up through its conclusion -- a dire-sounding cover of Swans' "Love Will Save You." Like a good horror movie, DF will hold you for the duration -- even if you should have looked away awhile back.

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