Biomechanimal - Renegade 2.0
Aggrotech, Hardstyle I've always been a fan of fast paced songs. Always have, always will. Not like break neck speed to the point where the G force of the song causes my lungs to collapse and my head to inflate and explode in a gory mess like something out of a B-rated 70's flick, but just fast enough so I can wrap my hands around the songs and get a good feel for them. Biomechanimal does a very good job of creating that sort of feeling, a feeling of a fast paced song that gets my blood pumping and the floor moving. And I love that.

This release consists of five tunes, two of which are remixes, but they are all decent. "Renegade 2.0", the starter song for the EP of the same name, has very Halloween type vocals. I guess what I'm saying by that is that I could see a possessed skeleton singing the same way the lead vocalist sings the songs. It's pretty cool, and the imagery of a skeletal band burned in my head jamming out to some aggrotech is pretty entertaining. The vocals remain much the same throughout the rest of the album, but that is not a bad thing, because it does not get tiresome.

I definitely enjoyed the beats in each of the songs. Again, going back to "Renegade 2.0", the songs has a nice bass pumping through it at all time, and there's a very high pitched synth accompanying it throughout the song. I know I enjoyed it, but just try not to play it around your dogs. They will easily go from being man's best friend to that annoying bitch that shits on your carpet for revenge.

"Broken Wings" takes a slower pace compared to the other songs on the album, but considering the darker tones and more saddening, yet awe inspiring lyrics, it's easy to understand why the song takes a slower pace. There is definitely a heavy use of a deeper synth during the chorus of the song, and I absolutely love that tidbit.

"The Stars Are Wrong" kicks the pace straight back up, and gets into a very dance like mode. There is a very distorted vocal among the skeletal-like voice, and it serves as a creepy background sound. The other two songs on the EP are remixes of "Renegade 2.0". The Wormz remix definitely shoots it more into the hardstyle genre, and lightens up the song.

However, the Trashed by Telemark mix thew me for a loop. Instead of focusing on the hardstyle and aggrotech influences, I'd say that they took a turn and made it into electro metal. It was interesting, and caught me by surprise, however, I don't think it was my favorite on the album. I don't necessarily dislike it, but nor did I find it all too great. The vocals definitely fit in with the guitar work, but, other than that, I really don't find this to be all too stellar.

So, I really don't know how to end this all too much. The EP was pretty good, I enjoyed it, and I'm more than sure that there will be others to enjoy this EP as well. The aggrotech and hardstyle influences on the album definitely shot it to great lengths, and, as per usual, I am looking forward to more of this band in the future.
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Brutal Resonance

Biomechanimal - Renegade 2.0

8.5
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2013
I've always been a fan of fast paced songs. Always have, always will. Not like break neck speed to the point where the G force of the song causes my lungs to collapse and my head to inflate and explode in a gory mess like something out of a B-rated 70's flick, but just fast enough so I can wrap my hands around the songs and get a good feel for them. Biomechanimal does a very good job of creating that sort of feeling, a feeling of a fast paced song that gets my blood pumping and the floor moving. And I love that.

This release consists of five tunes, two of which are remixes, but they are all decent. "Renegade 2.0", the starter song for the EP of the same name, has very Halloween type vocals. I guess what I'm saying by that is that I could see a possessed skeleton singing the same way the lead vocalist sings the songs. It's pretty cool, and the imagery of a skeletal band burned in my head jamming out to some aggrotech is pretty entertaining. The vocals remain much the same throughout the rest of the album, but that is not a bad thing, because it does not get tiresome.

I definitely enjoyed the beats in each of the songs. Again, going back to "Renegade 2.0", the songs has a nice bass pumping through it at all time, and there's a very high pitched synth accompanying it throughout the song. I know I enjoyed it, but just try not to play it around your dogs. They will easily go from being man's best friend to that annoying bitch that shits on your carpet for revenge.

"Broken Wings" takes a slower pace compared to the other songs on the album, but considering the darker tones and more saddening, yet awe inspiring lyrics, it's easy to understand why the song takes a slower pace. There is definitely a heavy use of a deeper synth during the chorus of the song, and I absolutely love that tidbit.

"The Stars Are Wrong" kicks the pace straight back up, and gets into a very dance like mode. There is a very distorted vocal among the skeletal-like voice, and it serves as a creepy background sound. The other two songs on the EP are remixes of "Renegade 2.0". The Wormz remix definitely shoots it more into the hardstyle genre, and lightens up the song.

However, the Trashed by Telemark mix thew me for a loop. Instead of focusing on the hardstyle and aggrotech influences, I'd say that they took a turn and made it into electro metal. It was interesting, and caught me by surprise, however, I don't think it was my favorite on the album. I don't necessarily dislike it, but nor did I find it all too great. The vocals definitely fit in with the guitar work, but, other than that, I really don't find this to be all too stellar.

So, I really don't know how to end this all too much. The EP was pretty good, I enjoyed it, and I'm more than sure that there will be others to enjoy this EP as well. The aggrotech and hardstyle influences on the album definitely shot it to great lengths, and, as per usual, I am looking forward to more of this band in the future. May 10 2013

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
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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