Aim & Execute - History of Violence
Aim & Execute is the unholy union between American electro-industrial/aggrotech project Audiocentesis and Mexican industrial/aggrotech project Exemia. This unholy union was formed in 2014, but it has only been recent that the project has started to unveil itself in full form. Their song 'Burial', which also appears on this album, was also unleashed on our free compilation for June, and they even garnered a spot on the deluxe edition of Suicide Commando's Forest of the Impaled. They covered the song 'Actions of the Mind' and were featured on the Tribute disc in the special edition.
Now, the actual album speaks entirely for itself. There are a couple of little blurbs here and there about it on the internet from Aim & Execute, but this high BPM aggrotech blast is absolutely fantastic and proves that a genre thought dead can be successfully handled and delivered. 'Radiant Courage' kicks off the album and easily has a Vampiric, Castlevania feel to it with a fantastic blend of synthwave-ish electro and dominating, digitally demonic vocals. 'What I Hate' had fantastic chiptune like notes running through it and the chorus was absolutely blasting.
What I also find exhilarating about Aim & Execute is their ability to deliver a ton of content in songs that average four and a half minutes or longer. The lyrics are always ongoing and changing with the standard chorus; the music will sometimes play out littered with samples; the vocals are blasting and rough, and it's an all around thrill ride. 'Mi Amor' is a prime example of this stretching all the way to six minutes and sixteen seconds but never feeling as if it overstayed its welcome.
'Oligochaeta' and 'Phantom Energy' fuel the fire with trance laden synths and trample all expectations. We are brought about to an eerie forty second interlude with 'Self-Interest of War' which is full of cinematic noise, as well as chaotic whispering. This leads directly into 'Spitfire' which begins off with a very industrial rock intro. It continues into the song being more rock led than before with electrifying guitar work and continued fury.
'History of Violence' and 'Corrupted' embrace both bands' aggrotech roots as well produced and banging dancefloor killers. 'Into Agony' had a spooky ambient build-up that stayed with the pounding club track throughout the album. The final song on the album 'Burial' was a no holds bars, full throttle track that pounded hard and didn't give up till the very end.
Aim & Execute's History of Violence is one of those rare albums where I refuse to hit the next button to get to a different song. Sure, I have my favorites such as 'What I Hate', but to skip any of these songs on a playthrough is near impossible. Each song is as addicting as the last, and my desire to come back to it over and over even though I've been spinning it a lot for this past week is a testimony to that.
This is getting a solid 9 out of 10. Now I can only wish someone will pick these guys up and give it a proper physical release.
Aug 23 2017
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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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