Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Biaxadent 

Triumph Over Delusion (self-released)

Biaxadent has gone through so many line-up changes since releasing its debut CD, The Dawn of Eternal Nights, three years ago, that the only original member left is singer-guitarist Dion DeSantis. An opinionated, fang-wearing frontman who hasn't been afraid to take on local promoters, DeSantis has continued to feud with Spotlight Entertainment and its pay-per-publication Bottom Line -- the local metal cartel, if you will. But DeSantis, who hosts the annual Festival of Fury (a bill of local metal acts), has often been misrepresented; he cares about the growth of the local metal scene as much as its self-promoting proponents, and he has kept his band going even when no one in town would book it.

He recorded this album two years ago, but has only now gotten around to releasing it (he plans to burn about 300-500 copies, to have available at shows). As a result, much of the material sounds dated -- the title track, "Under the Knife 2000," and "Sin After Sin" have the kinds of bellowing vocals that sound derivative of Slayer. When the band explores its industrial/goth side, the results are better. The pairing of synthesizers, rumbling drums, and parched vocals gives "Meet Thy Doom" a tempered heaviness, and the song ends in a frenetic climax, with chugging guitars and rumbling drums. Although it indulgently uses the band's name in its refrain, "Flatline Remix (Voodoo God Pets)" has elements that compare favorably to White Zombie, and the band explores uncharted territory with the chirping guitars and hushed vocals of "Trust."

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 news@clevescene.com.

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.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Shane Gillis @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Thu., June 24
  • Zako Ryan @ Red Space

    • Fri., June 25
  • Byron Bowers @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Fri., June 25

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation