dreDDup - DeathOven (Rebels Have No Kings)
Serbian act Dreddup has been alive and active since 1997 but this is the first time that I am ever reviewing them on this website. Their seventh studio album DeathOven (Rebels Have No Kings) just released back in April and contains ten tracks of whatever the fuck they want to put out. I mean that. There are so many genres present on this album that it's sometimes hard to keep up and lacks an overall cohesiveness.
For example, the first song on the album is an industrial/trip-hop mix that blends rap-like lyricism with grimier and sludgier sounds. Sounds of gunfire and heavy beats are all included. That being said, this song seems like something that would be pretty fun to see live though I doubt DreddUp would ever make it to the small town in Pennsylvania I currently live in or anything nearby.
'I Dream Alone' as well as 'Pris' are both electronic instrumentals that play off of varying moods (the first sounding darker with the second reminding me of a circus). Late on in the album, drum'n'bass, industrial rock, and slower instrumental pieces takeover. As I said, it's quite a confusing albeit enjoyable album to get through.
Pros: The album is whacky, has some awesome sounds, and does what it wants. Cons: Needs more structure. For this I give it a 6.5 out of 10.Aug 01 2016
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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