BREAK THE SILENCE
Encounter Box is a techno goth metal duo from Long Island whose 10-track disc is heavy, danceable, and above all, slickly produced. Sounding at times like latter day Prong ("Image Conscious"), and Korn at others ("Just Normal"), Encounter Box sticks its hands in many different pies and comes out with quite the colorful concoction. While the synthetic drums get way annoying at times, it's all part of the act apparently, as the duo opt to keep it DIY rather than employ other musicians. The end result makes for a project that falls somewhere between Marilyn Manson and NIN, where both technology and shock meet.