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Outburn (1999)

eview Source: OUTBURN Magazine #11 (PG.)76
Artist: things outside the skin
Release: God in a Box
Label: Facility Records

:DARK AND AGGRESSIVE ELECTRO:
The dark humor and tongue in cheek attitude on God in a Box makes this experimental and noisy industrial group more  entertaining than the average cyberpunk band. With an eclectic variety of male vocals, a wide use of diverse sounds within the CD, and even some softer atmospheric elements, God in a Box by Things Outside the Skin may just be what you need.

-Octavia

In Faction (1999)

Review source: In Faction issue #4
Artist: things outside the skin
Release: God in a Box
Label: Facility Records

This self released CDR is an interesting collage of distorted vocals, dubs, and at times experimental Industrial noise. The keyboard work is simple but well done and adds a nice flavor to most of the songs on this album. The subtle hip-hop influence on a few of the songs, such as “God In A Box” and “Eve of Separation” was also an interesting touch. “Ginger’s Lament” was a particularly infectious track, and the last one almost blew my speakers, consisting of noise terrorism superimposed upon droning, evil carnie music.

Flesh Made Word (2000)

Review Source: Flesh Made Word (Nov. 2000)
Artist: things outside the skin
Release: God in a Box
Label: Facility Records

Erratic and often-noisy industrial which at times has a sound as crust laden and generally filthy as a Lucio Fulci soundtrack. Heavy on the analogue ambience, and shot through with dark humour, Things Outside the Skin have a really idiosyncratic feel which defies indifference. Sonically, they sometimes come from the Feinflug sort of area, in terms of their liberal use of distortion and noise to carry the sound but are extremely eclectic both with their production and their composition. God in a Box is not an easy album to listen to, and requires some work in order to get an appreciation of what is going on, but the effort is worth it. Good Album.

-Dave Dando Moore

Chicago Music ‘Zine (2000)

Review source: Chicago Music ‘Zine (Nov. 2000)
Site: http://www.chicagomusiczine.addr.com

Artist: things outside the skin
Release: God in a Box
Label: Facility Records

This is some cool shit! Fans of mainstream music will probably not get into this, but I’m sure Chicago’s T.O.T.S. wants it that way. With references to horror flicks and zombies, this isn’t for the faint hearted, nevertheless, it’s for me! I wouldn’t really label this as industrial, though. To me, industrial is what the name implies… very mechanical sounding, with lots of clanking and heavy overtones, with steady and danceable beats. To me, this is very experimental, which makes it that much more appealing. If you’re into lots of noises, sampled sounds and voices and horror movies, this one’s for you… and me!

-Pete Stevens for Chicago Music ‘Zine