Blackcentr - I Kill
Electro-Industrial, EBM 'I Kill' is the first release from Blackcentr on their new label Crunch Pod. Even though it's labelled as an EP, it's more like a single with two tracks and a few remixes. There's even a remix by Aesthetic Perfection of the title track and that's not so far fetched. I would not say that Blackcentr and Aesthetic Perfection is twins, but they are sure related, or at least like two redneck cousins that got married.

Even though the mastering leaves a bit to wish for, "I Kill" is a great dance floor stomping track. Stark Hazard's vocals are great and work well more or less clean. The melodies and music could be a bit more varied and with some more spice, but if you don't break sweat to this tune, your not dancing as hard as you should.

The B-side is called "Temptation" and it makes me a bit worried for Blackcentr's future full releases. It's not bad, but on the other hand, not as great as the title track. The beat is cool, but I would rather have seen it used properly. I want this one with fewer samples, less panting female repetitive vocals and more real vocals. That is where this track is at its best and it's such a little part of the song. If Blackcentr want to play with the big guys with a full album release, they might have to step it up a little.

The Aesthetic Perfection remix is great and even if I'm generally not a great fan of vocoders, it works well and Mr Graves sure knows what he is doing. I stand confused by the two last remixes though, especially the Starmachine remix where the sound quality is awful and the track is not close to the standard needed. Released as a true single with the two tracks and the Aesthetic Perfection remix would most defiantly worked in their advantage.

Still, even though I'm aware that I have done some ranting, I do like Blackcentr. See it more like a father rebukes his child. It's only done with love and care.
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Blackcentr - I Kill

'I Kill' is the first release from Blackcentr on their new label Crunch Pod. Even though it's labelled as an EP, it's more like a single with two tracks and a few remixes. There's even a remix by Aesthetic Perfection of the title track and that's not so far fetched. I would not say that Blackcentr and Aesthetic Perfection is twins, but they are sure related, or at least like two redneck cousins that got married.

Even though the mastering leaves a bit to wish for, "I Kill" is a great dance floor stomping track. Stark Hazard's vocals are great and work well more or less clean. The melodies and music could be a bit more varied and with some more spice, but if you don't break sweat to this tune, your not dancing as hard as you should.

The B-side is called "Temptation" and it makes me a bit worried for Blackcentr's future full releases. It's not bad, but on the other hand, not as great as the title track. The beat is cool, but I would rather have seen it used properly. I want this one with fewer samples, less panting female repetitive vocals and more real vocals. That is where this track is at its best and it's such a little part of the song. If Blackcentr want to play with the big guys with a full album release, they might have to step it up a little.

The Aesthetic Perfection remix is great and even if I'm generally not a great fan of vocoders, it works well and Mr Graves sure knows what he is doing. I stand confused by the two last remixes though, especially the Starmachine remix where the sound quality is awful and the track is not close to the standard needed. Released as a true single with the two tracks and the Aesthetic Perfection remix would most defiantly worked in their advantage.

Still, even though I'm aware that I have done some ranting, I do like Blackcentr. See it more like a father rebukes his child. It's only done with love and care.
May 18 2011

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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