BlakOPz - As Nations Decay
Harsh EBM, TBM Continuing off of their success with 2012's Blood, Sweat And Fear, BlakOPz comes back off the ropes to deliver another solid album of pulse pounding and driving beats. What I currently have is the promo copy, so, sadly, I don't have the remixes in my mitts, but I do have the twelve tracks that are available from the duo.

And, well, what I've been given is something great. While many of the tracks do follow the same architecture of having an introductory low note that gradually increases in loudness until the full burst of electronics destruct our craniums, each song is still very well done and is given the same amount of care as a mother would to her newborn infant. It's pretty funny, almost like a black comedy, how some of the songs just come out with their messages spewed within the song's content.

#Culturedelete, as the title suggests, focuses on the decomposition of societal structure, but it seems to focus mainly on social media websites, such as Twitter, FaceBook, or even the now dead MySpace. And each one of these songs play out in some manner or the other to deliver such a message as this.

However, also on this album are two different collaboration efforts. They go hand-in-hand with the likes of Sleetgrout and Nitro/Noise, and each effort is like having snacks after a good bout of sex with a skilled and clean prostitute. Sleetgrout co-wrote and performed The Struggle with the American duo, while Nitro/Noise did the same to fantastic results with Debris Machine.

And there's nothing like sitting down and listening to damn fine hard dance music. This clearly is not for the faint of heart, nor the mindless crowd who's just looking to go along with a movement. There's a shit ton of intelligence within BlakOPz's music, it just comes out so good you can't help but want to move with it. And, well, hopefully, in the next year, we'll find ourselves with another album from them. I know I'll eagerly be awaiting the release.
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Brutal Resonance

BlakOPz - As Nations Decay

8.5
"Great"
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Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2013 by DWA
Continuing off of their success with 2012's Blood, Sweat And Fear, BlakOPz comes back off the ropes to deliver another solid album of pulse pounding and driving beats. What I currently have is the promo copy, so, sadly, I don't have the remixes in my mitts, but I do have the twelve tracks that are available from the duo.

And, well, what I've been given is something great. While many of the tracks do follow the same architecture of having an introductory low note that gradually increases in loudness until the full burst of electronics destruct our craniums, each song is still very well done and is given the same amount of care as a mother would to her newborn infant. It's pretty funny, almost like a black comedy, how some of the songs just come out with their messages spewed within the song's content.

#Culturedelete, as the title suggests, focuses on the decomposition of societal structure, but it seems to focus mainly on social media websites, such as Twitter, FaceBook, or even the now dead MySpace. And each one of these songs play out in some manner or the other to deliver such a message as this.

However, also on this album are two different collaboration efforts. They go hand-in-hand with the likes of Sleetgrout and Nitro/Noise, and each effort is like having snacks after a good bout of sex with a skilled and clean prostitute. Sleetgrout co-wrote and performed The Struggle with the American duo, while Nitro/Noise did the same to fantastic results with Debris Machine.

And there's nothing like sitting down and listening to damn fine hard dance music. This clearly is not for the faint of heart, nor the mindless crowd who's just looking to go along with a movement. There's a shit ton of intelligence within BlakOPz's music, it just comes out so good you can't help but want to move with it. And, well, hopefully, in the next year, we'll find ourselves with another album from them. I know I'll eagerly be awaiting the release. Jan 23 2014

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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