The next time you find yourself thinking that Limp Bizkit or Marilyn Manson are the hardest-edged rockers in circulation, reach for Bile.
The next time you find yourself thinking that Limp Bizkit or Marilyn Manson are the hardest-edged rockers in circulation, reach for Bile. These lads are not Total Request Live-friendly poseurs; they are the real deal, intent on keeping the underground alive with caustic, rhythmically assaulting jams. Each track on Demonic Electronic slams with ham-fisted guitars, computer-crunched keyboards, and frenetic beats. Although the band largely subscribes to the concept of musical noise as catharsis, it has tucked a taut pop melody or two into the set—most notably on the funky "Celebrity" and the thumpy "Prime Time Loser." Radio isn't even a factor for this rough-hewn gem—save for the adventurous college radio station. Seek it out on your own. Then keep track of Bile's tour schedule. Music like this is best when consumed in a club with a wild crowd of true believers. For info, log on to Bilestyle.com—LF