Alphamay - MINIVIEW: Your Pain
Synthpop, Electropop This will be a quick view at Alphamay's latest single "Your Pain", as this three track preview is merely a teaser for next month's full length album. Anyway, a short introduction of the band described them as a German duo forming in 2012 after fate had it that they would meet through a car accident. I'm not necessarily sure if that is sarcasm or a truth but it makes for an entertaining story nonetheless - or so I would imagine. Their style is described as anything from dark electro to electropop, which I can see brought out fairly well. 

The single is nothing completely harsh; you'll find random beeps and bloops of electronic goodness rhythmically saturating the song. Two sets of vocals are present on the song, one clean and another gritty and digitally touched. I don't have any complaints about them and they fit the song well, but I suppose they weren't anything to die for either. Attached to this single are two tracks, one of them being a cover of Yazoo's 'Don't Go'. Just think of a more electropop approach to the 80s synthpop sound and you'll understand what they did with this track. The last track on the album is an extended version of 'Summer of '89' which will appear on February's album. While I can't say much for it as I haven't heard the canon version yet, I will say it isn't all too shabby. 

So, Alphamay's single "Your Pain" isn't that bad, but it isn't completely catchy, either. This doesn't make me want to go out and grab their next album with every aching bone in my body, but it does give you a sense for the direction Alphamay is going in. It's so-so, but I will be keeping my eye out to see how well they do with their third full length album next month. 
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Alphamay - MINIVIEW: Your Pain

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2016 by Timezone Records
This will be a quick view at Alphamay's latest single "Your Pain", as this three track preview is merely a teaser for next month's full length album. Anyway, a short introduction of the band described them as a German duo forming in 2012 after fate had it that they would meet through a car accident. I'm not necessarily sure if that is sarcasm or a truth but it makes for an entertaining story nonetheless - or so I would imagine. Their style is described as anything from dark electro to electropop, which I can see brought out fairly well. 

The single is nothing completely harsh; you'll find random beeps and bloops of electronic goodness rhythmically saturating the song. Two sets of vocals are present on the song, one clean and another gritty and digitally touched. I don't have any complaints about them and they fit the song well, but I suppose they weren't anything to die for either. Attached to this single are two tracks, one of them being a cover of Yazoo's 'Don't Go'. Just think of a more electropop approach to the 80s synthpop sound and you'll understand what they did with this track. The last track on the album is an extended version of 'Summer of '89' which will appear on February's album. While I can't say much for it as I haven't heard the canon version yet, I will say it isn't all too shabby. 

So, Alphamay's single "Your Pain" isn't that bad, but it isn't completely catchy, either. This doesn't make me want to go out and grab their next album with every aching bone in my body, but it does give you a sense for the direction Alphamay is going in. It's so-so, but I will be keeping my eye out to see how well they do with their third full length album next month. 
Jan 14 2016

Steven Gullotta

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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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