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May 17, 2011

Surgyn – “Vanity” New Album Release – Viva Music Review


Beauty (Intro) * Sever * The Stranger (Vanity Mix) * Code Black * Aesthetics (Vanity Mix) * Faceless (Vanity Mix) * Hemmorhage * Speak No More * Hit The Nerve * Agony (Outro)

Before reviewing the album, a signage caught our eye on the SURGYN website: “items are guaranteed to hide up to 90 percent of all hideous human flaws”. This line, referring to merch from the SURGYN shop, surely makes sense if you think of a hoodie that is branded with one of the band’s taglines, such as “fake what you lack”, but it also makes like total sense when applied to each of the songs (i.e. items) from their debut album “Vanity”. Released on an ominous Friday the 13th just less than a week ago as a digital download (and with a forthcoming physical disc release to be announced), SURGYN’s first album creates quite a vanity case with their medispeak inspired industrial music. Between the intro “Beauty” and the outro “Agony”, what is showcased is a world that is adamant to attaining beauty via processes of deconstruction and reconstruction again. (more…)

May 12, 2011

Surgyn New Album Release – “Vanity” Out May-13!

Can you smell the Iodine? Taste the chloroform? Hear the soft beep of your life as you’re hooked up to the only thing keeping you alive?

Scotland’s leading practitioners of Hard-edged Medical Fetish Industrial, Surgyn, are about to release their debut album “Vanity” digitally on Friday 13th, with a physical release soon afterwards. Sharp as a scalpel making the first cut into plastic flesh, peeling away the layers slowly and methodically, this is an album that will literally get under your skin. (more…)

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