Deviant UK - Cracks Start To Show
Electrorock Deviant UK's latest single Cracks Start To Show is out in ten days and I am one lucky son of a bitch. That's because I get This mega-motherfucker comes packed with fifteen remixes from bands all around the scene including a few names that I have come to know and love (Die Sektor and E.S.A., for example). But, nonetheless, let's get this show on the road.

Ten years of experience residing in dark alternative music brings this electrorocker both the skill and motivation necessary to crank out a song that spans a little over six minutes. Considering there are some bands who can't even craft a track that runs that long, or, much less, can even hold your attention for more than thirty seconds, the length itself was already giving Deviant UK points.

But, nonetheless, let me continue on. The song itself is just epic in all scales. I'm not sure if this is teasing the next album or not, but if it is, Jay Smith (that guy is Deviant UK, by the way) is crafting a doozy. The thirty second build up has sort of very low, dark ambient filled pitch with the regular dose of samples that appear in many electronic songs. However, once that is all said and done, a powerhouse of electrorock rigged guitars and a firm rhythm cements this song in greatness. During the chorus, rougher vocals take over and everything is kicked up a notch, especially the synth work, which flows well with the echo effect placed on Smith's chords. It's quite lovely, and I have listened to it a dozen times since I got my hands on it.

And, then there's the section filled with about fourteen different remixes. Now, in all honesty, I don't feel it necessary to go through each and every remix on the single as, quite frankly (as much as I enjoyed listening to them all), it would be less than stellar to write about each and every single one. I would rather you go out and discover them on your own as soon as you can. However, I will take the time to point out my favorite remix out of the fourteen, and that would be Katscan's extremely well done and slamming version of the song. To describe it mundanely, this is pretty much Deviant UK meets Rammstein. Metal attributes take the center stage whereas most of the electronics take a seat and stay out of this one. The fucking drum work is absolutely pounding. Plus, it pretty much transforms the song entirely; whereas the other remixes were good, this one just took me by storm and floored me. Great job to Katscan. This is very, very well done.

Now, in a field of many well done remixes and one hell of a single, there is only one complaint I can really bring to the table. And that's that listening to the same song remixed fourteen times in a row can get pretty boring. This wasn't something that I could sit through and take in all at once; it was more or less just a lot to take in all at once. The beats varied, yes, and this is not a stab at Deviant UK or any of the artists that appeared on the album. They all did very, very well. It was just a lot of remixes of the same song to take in all at once without wanting to take a break.

With a stellar track from Deviant UK himself and fourteen remixes of varying genres and talent, there is likely is something for you somewhere between all those songs. But, now that all thoughts are summed up and everything that I wanted to say has been said, I leave you off with encouragement to check this out for yourself.
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Brutal Resonance

Deviant UK - Cracks Start To Show

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2015 by AnalogueTrash
Deviant UK's latest single Cracks Start To Show is out in ten days and I am one lucky son of a bitch. That's because I get This mega-motherfucker comes packed with fifteen remixes from bands all around the scene including a few names that I have come to know and love (Die Sektor and E.S.A., for example). But, nonetheless, let's get this show on the road.

Ten years of experience residing in dark alternative music brings this electrorocker both the skill and motivation necessary to crank out a song that spans a little over six minutes. Considering there are some bands who can't even craft a track that runs that long, or, much less, can even hold your attention for more than thirty seconds, the length itself was already giving Deviant UK points.

But, nonetheless, let me continue on. The song itself is just epic in all scales. I'm not sure if this is teasing the next album or not, but if it is, Jay Smith (that guy is Deviant UK, by the way) is crafting a doozy. The thirty second build up has sort of very low, dark ambient filled pitch with the regular dose of samples that appear in many electronic songs. However, once that is all said and done, a powerhouse of electrorock rigged guitars and a firm rhythm cements this song in greatness. During the chorus, rougher vocals take over and everything is kicked up a notch, especially the synth work, which flows well with the echo effect placed on Smith's chords. It's quite lovely, and I have listened to it a dozen times since I got my hands on it.

And, then there's the section filled with about fourteen different remixes. Now, in all honesty, I don't feel it necessary to go through each and every remix on the single as, quite frankly (as much as I enjoyed listening to them all), it would be less than stellar to write about each and every single one. I would rather you go out and discover them on your own as soon as you can. However, I will take the time to point out my favorite remix out of the fourteen, and that would be Katscan's extremely well done and slamming version of the song. To describe it mundanely, this is pretty much Deviant UK meets Rammstein. Metal attributes take the center stage whereas most of the electronics take a seat and stay out of this one. The fucking drum work is absolutely pounding. Plus, it pretty much transforms the song entirely; whereas the other remixes were good, this one just took me by storm and floored me. Great job to Katscan. This is very, very well done.

Now, in a field of many well done remixes and one hell of a single, there is only one complaint I can really bring to the table. And that's that listening to the same song remixed fourteen times in a row can get pretty boring. This wasn't something that I could sit through and take in all at once; it was more or less just a lot to take in all at once. The beats varied, yes, and this is not a stab at Deviant UK or any of the artists that appeared on the album. They all did very, very well. It was just a lot of remixes of the same song to take in all at once without wanting to take a break.

With a stellar track from Deviant UK himself and fourteen remixes of varying genres and talent, there is likely is something for you somewhere between all those songs. But, now that all thoughts are summed up and everything that I wanted to say has been said, I leave you off with encouragement to check this out for yourself. Mar 21 2015

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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