Cubanate's second album leans more towards the electronic side of things than its balanced industrial metal predecessor, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Still retaining catchy guitar riffs, albeit shoved towards the back of the sound, and gravelly, Motörhead style vocals, this still possesses enough rock credentials to appeal to the 'Kerrang!' demographic, though its biggest fans will be those in the hardcore underground.
There's a greater range of styles here than on the previous album. The differences are often down to speed alone, 'Human Drum' and 'Build' being a little slower than the rest, but 'Transit' and 'Industry' are appropriately harsh industrial anthems and 'Hatesong' disappointingly not as aggressive as it should sound, even in the rather pointless remix. The only song that goes above and beyond is 'Oxyacetylene,' still techno on the grander scale but possessing a great rock chorus that wouldn't be out of place in Nine Inch Nails or White Zombie.
7. Human Drum
8. Das Island
10. Hatesong (Extended)
11. Oxyacetylene (Extended remix)
12. Skeletal (Remix)
13. Body Burn (Julian Beeston mix extended)
Disc #1 Tracklisting
7 Human Drum
10 Hatesong [Extended]
11 Oxyacetylene [Extended]
12 Oxyacetylene [Extended Mix]
13 Skeletal [Remix]
14 Body Burn [Julian Beeston Mix Extended]