Blitzkrieg Baby - Kids' World EP
Industrial This is one act that I'm already ashamed I missed. Back in 2012 on Neuropa Record, Blitzkrieg Baby released Porcus Norvegicus. The brutally harsh lyrics swarming off the album fused with their industrial stylings that truly bring forth the experimental nature that the genre started with had online websites giving it critical acclaim. And, back in February, they released their second set of tracks on cassette called Kids' World EP.

Though the EP is nine tracks, there are only four new tracks; the A side consist of all the new tracks, while the B side consist of four tracks that were on other compilations, and Children In Uniform MMXIII was reworked from their 2012 debut album.

And, to start off this wonderful album, we're given the title track. It starts off fairly quiet, dark ambient sound that slowly pours in with a rhythm. From this rhythmic noise track comes out a very martial industrial song with some of the most sordid lyrics one could imagine. Tough but real, and fucked up enough to force you to crack out a smile when lines such as "Baby faced death machines," pop out, this song was absolutely fantastic in every sense of the word.

The second song is pretty dark ambient in itself, and strays away from any rhythm in place for odd sounds and a low voice that's hard to hear. Which was sort of disappointing considering I really enjoyed the clean cut vocals of the previous song. But, still, the chords served themselves well in this song. About half way through the song, a main synth layer is pronounced over some muffled noise. It was different and certainly enjoyable.

The Swine Supremacy comes off noisy, but not terribly. The main show here comes in the sense of more audible lyrics, real and darkly humored, which stole the show for me once more. The final song on the A side of this release was the already self explaining, Those They Could Not Fuck, They Kill. This song had an awesome slow, rhythmic noise approach to it. It served as an instrumental, and though the song didn't change much, it was interesting enough to get through without bitching all too much.

Now, onto the A side. First off, Half Pig Half Man came across with a low fi sound and distorting noise sketchiness coming off every now and then. The vocals are similar to the songs before, but they are harder to hear.

Broken Child hits off with what sounds like a horrible night time lullaby that I would just love to sleep to. What sounds like an abandoned factory still functioning with a mentally unstable man still stuck inside, hurdled in the fetal position, singing along to the rhythm of the nothingness that surrounds him makes for one of the creepiness songs I've ever heard.

Hit by layers of bass at first, the next song, Incinerator Symphony No 1 pretty much spells out a death march. A rhythmic noise approach is taken in as a bell chimes down every second you have until you approach the end. It even leads out on a static end every single time a sounds drops.

More martial industrial comes out to play in Children In Uniform MMXIII. What sounds like a military leader giving a speech from a high balcony as drums are played for his glory take up the main portion of this song. The rest is surrounded by funky noise.

And, finally, Your Happy Place comes along to wreck havoc on us all. Another rhythmic noise approach leads into the provocative lyrics once more. A nice led synth comes in every time a verse is finished spewing its doctrine out to the world. It's a simple pattern, really, but it works oh so well.

And, that's where this ends. This is definitely a very, very themetically packed album that's tries to strike a nerve in everyone who listens. Whether that happens or not depends on the person, but as sick and twisted as the album may be, the dark humor found within is top notch and made me smile a few times here and there. The cassette is still available, and, hopefully I'll be able to grab a copy with one of my paychecks soon.
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Brutal Resonance

Blitzkrieg Baby - Kids' World EP

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2014 by Beläten
This is one act that I'm already ashamed I missed. Back in 2012 on Neuropa Record, Blitzkrieg Baby released Porcus Norvegicus. The brutally harsh lyrics swarming off the album fused with their industrial stylings that truly bring forth the experimental nature that the genre started with had online websites giving it critical acclaim. And, back in February, they released their second set of tracks on cassette called Kids' World EP.

Though the EP is nine tracks, there are only four new tracks; the A side consist of all the new tracks, while the B side consist of four tracks that were on other compilations, and Children In Uniform MMXIII was reworked from their 2012 debut album.

And, to start off this wonderful album, we're given the title track. It starts off fairly quiet, dark ambient sound that slowly pours in with a rhythm. From this rhythmic noise track comes out a very martial industrial song with some of the most sordid lyrics one could imagine. Tough but real, and fucked up enough to force you to crack out a smile when lines such as "Baby faced death machines," pop out, this song was absolutely fantastic in every sense of the word.

The second song is pretty dark ambient in itself, and strays away from any rhythm in place for odd sounds and a low voice that's hard to hear. Which was sort of disappointing considering I really enjoyed the clean cut vocals of the previous song. But, still, the chords served themselves well in this song. About half way through the song, a main synth layer is pronounced over some muffled noise. It was different and certainly enjoyable.

The Swine Supremacy comes off noisy, but not terribly. The main show here comes in the sense of more audible lyrics, real and darkly humored, which stole the show for me once more. The final song on the A side of this release was the already self explaining, Those They Could Not Fuck, They Kill. This song had an awesome slow, rhythmic noise approach to it. It served as an instrumental, and though the song didn't change much, it was interesting enough to get through without bitching all too much.

Now, onto the A side. First off, Half Pig Half Man came across with a low fi sound and distorting noise sketchiness coming off every now and then. The vocals are similar to the songs before, but they are harder to hear.

Broken Child hits off with what sounds like a horrible night time lullaby that I would just love to sleep to. What sounds like an abandoned factory still functioning with a mentally unstable man still stuck inside, hurdled in the fetal position, singing along to the rhythm of the nothingness that surrounds him makes for one of the creepiness songs I've ever heard.

Hit by layers of bass at first, the next song, Incinerator Symphony No 1 pretty much spells out a death march. A rhythmic noise approach is taken in as a bell chimes down every second you have until you approach the end. It even leads out on a static end every single time a sounds drops.

More martial industrial comes out to play in Children In Uniform MMXIII. What sounds like a military leader giving a speech from a high balcony as drums are played for his glory take up the main portion of this song. The rest is surrounded by funky noise.

And, finally, Your Happy Place comes along to wreck havoc on us all. Another rhythmic noise approach leads into the provocative lyrics once more. A nice led synth comes in every time a verse is finished spewing its doctrine out to the world. It's a simple pattern, really, but it works oh so well.

And, that's where this ends. This is definitely a very, very themetically packed album that's tries to strike a nerve in everyone who listens. Whether that happens or not depends on the person, but as sick and twisted as the album may be, the dark humor found within is top notch and made me smile a few times here and there. The cassette is still available, and, hopefully I'll be able to grab a copy with one of my paychecks soon. Jun 27 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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