Music » Livewire

Decoded Feedback

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


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.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.