Ambassador21 - FAS
Industrial, Industrial Hardcore Reminiscent of early Hanzel und Gretyl (Transmissions From Uranus, Ausgeflippt), the 'FAS EP' from this duo is raw and, gritty (sometimes a little too gritty). This Alfa-Matrix release is just what need to blow off some steam. If you want aggressive beats, vicious vocals and, gritty guitar then look no further than the 'FAS EP from' Ambassador 21.

The title track "FAS" (Fuck All Systems) minimalistic but, entrancing was a bit noisy but full of great beats. The "FAS" track has an "all-star" remix as well with Erik Aicrag (Hocico), Phil Barry (Cubanate), Jan Dewulf (Diskkonnected) and, Saxy-D (Red City Noise) which I much preferred to the original. "Hack All Systems (feat. Anonymous)", a beautifully crafted homage to KMFDM with the guitar that is oh so familiar, laced with "Anonymous" and back laced synths and, dub wub. Stomp worthy indeed. The EP closes with "Nice Day for a Revolution" and I have to say that the album didn't end on a very high note full of speaker killing 8-bit explosions.

As far as EP's go this one is not on the top of my list, though I loved "Hack All Systems" and, "FAS" was just a bit noisy but, not in the way you'd expect from Skinny Puppy's 'Vivisect'. The pros for this EP ultimately fell short of the cons of the EP, I would take "Hack All Systems" and, bury the rest of this EP without a hint of remorse. But, not all hope is lost I do look forward to giving Ambassador21 a second chance on any forthcoming LP's.
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Ambassador21 - FAS

Reminiscent of early Hanzel und Gretyl (Transmissions From Uranus, Ausgeflippt), the 'FAS EP' from this duo is raw and, gritty (sometimes a little too gritty). This Alfa-Matrix release is just what need to blow off some steam. If you want aggressive beats, vicious vocals and, gritty guitar then look no further than the 'FAS EP from' Ambassador 21.

The title track "FAS" (Fuck All Systems) minimalistic but, entrancing was a bit noisy but full of great beats. The "FAS" track has an "all-star" remix as well with Erik Aicrag (Hocico), Phil Barry (Cubanate), Jan Dewulf (Diskkonnected) and, Saxy-D (Red City Noise) which I much preferred to the original. "Hack All Systems (feat. Anonymous)", a beautifully crafted homage to KMFDM with the guitar that is oh so familiar, laced with "Anonymous" and back laced synths and, dub wub. Stomp worthy indeed. The EP closes with "Nice Day for a Revolution" and I have to say that the album didn't end on a very high note full of speaker killing 8-bit explosions.

As far as EP's go this one is not on the top of my list, though I loved "Hack All Systems" and, "FAS" was just a bit noisy but, not in the way you'd expect from Skinny Puppy's 'Vivisect'. The pros for this EP ultimately fell short of the cons of the EP, I would take "Hack All Systems" and, bury the rest of this EP without a hint of remorse. But, not all hope is lost I do look forward to giving Ambassador21 a second chance on any forthcoming LP's. Jun 07 2013

Jeremy Atkins

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