Everything Goes Cold - The Tyrant Sun
Industrial Well here it is, Everything Goes Cold's EP is finally here and what a worthwhile wait it was. The release consists of 10 whole tracks, 4 originals, 5 remixes and one 'Single Density Demo Version'.
The EP opens with Solaris, a slowly progressive introduction song which helps to build the mood for the following tracks and also reinforces the general imagery of the album 'The Tyrant Sun'.

The second track 'The Iron Fist of Just Destruction' was the track that sold this overall EP to me, straight into the rough and energetic power that EGC had but on a much more 'serious' note lyrically holding some quite powerful imagery while not compromising itself. The roots of EGC remain however this release seems to have 'matured' and in that respect holds a much brighter future for the next release from EGC.

The third track 'Monsters of the Modern Age (Ray Gun Remix by Uberbyte)' breaks up the nicely knit Industrial formation by throwing down some very hardstyle moves which Uberbyte have been working with more commonly recently and really sets a benchmark for them both.

The fifth track, 'The Iron Fist of Just Destruction (Going Hard Remix by Aesthetic Perfection)' relates to Aesthetic Perfection's most recent work musically and thus provides a solid dancefloor track, though I have to reluctantly admit, as a big AP fan too, that the original is better.

Sixth, oh my, this remix is just wobwob filled, something quite uncommon in Industrial, 'King of the Impossible (Crackmix by Acucrack)' provides a 'Dubstep' (I'm no expert on it, it just goes wubwub) approach and doesn't lose any qualities of songs power, unless of course you don't like Dubstep. Broken structures and beats in this remix reflect quite well the structure of EGC's other work, an impressive feat.

The next few tracks include remixes from 'Be My Enemy' and 'Alter Der Ruine' two other successful acts with very flavoursome and unique remixes. The selection of remixes on this release are just astounding, so much range and quality that don't in any way hinder the sound of EGC's original content.

Musically the album separates itself from many other Industrial Acts with complex structure and much eclectic range. Admittadely, on my first listen to this release I wasn't blown away, it all felt very on the 'okay' mark; however I'm on my 4th or 5th listen now and I've gotta say, it's really sunk in just how impressive this is as a release not just of original content but of remix variety and power with some huge names really bringing this out of its shell.

Summing it up: powerful vocals, strong energetic sounds and beats, and very catchy lyrics. I say catchy because I've been singing 'Iron Fist of Just Destruction' all day.

I was really struggling on how to rate this, I've left it at 8 because I don't see any flaws at all, in fact it's nearly a 9 as far as an EP is concerned, it's just that a few tracks didn't stick, though maybe on some more listens that will change.

So all in all, a very strong release from Everything Goes Cold and definitely an act to keep an eye on if you aren't already. Listen to it and please listen again, it gets better every time.
4
Brutal Resonance

Everything Goes Cold - The Tyrant Sun

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Metropolis Records
Well here it is, Everything Goes Cold's EP is finally here and what a worthwhile wait it was. The release consists of 10 whole tracks, 4 originals, 5 remixes and one 'Single Density Demo Version'.
The EP opens with Solaris, a slowly progressive introduction song which helps to build the mood for the following tracks and also reinforces the general imagery of the album 'The Tyrant Sun'.

The second track 'The Iron Fist of Just Destruction' was the track that sold this overall EP to me, straight into the rough and energetic power that EGC had but on a much more 'serious' note lyrically holding some quite powerful imagery while not compromising itself. The roots of EGC remain however this release seems to have 'matured' and in that respect holds a much brighter future for the next release from EGC.

The third track 'Monsters of the Modern Age (Ray Gun Remix by Uberbyte)' breaks up the nicely knit Industrial formation by throwing down some very hardstyle moves which Uberbyte have been working with more commonly recently and really sets a benchmark for them both.

The fifth track, 'The Iron Fist of Just Destruction (Going Hard Remix by Aesthetic Perfection)' relates to Aesthetic Perfection's most recent work musically and thus provides a solid dancefloor track, though I have to reluctantly admit, as a big AP fan too, that the original is better.

Sixth, oh my, this remix is just wobwob filled, something quite uncommon in Industrial, 'King of the Impossible (Crackmix by Acucrack)' provides a 'Dubstep' (I'm no expert on it, it just goes wubwub) approach and doesn't lose any qualities of songs power, unless of course you don't like Dubstep. Broken structures and beats in this remix reflect quite well the structure of EGC's other work, an impressive feat.

The next few tracks include remixes from 'Be My Enemy' and 'Alter Der Ruine' two other successful acts with very flavoursome and unique remixes. The selection of remixes on this release are just astounding, so much range and quality that don't in any way hinder the sound of EGC's original content.

Musically the album separates itself from many other Industrial Acts with complex structure and much eclectic range. Admittadely, on my first listen to this release I wasn't blown away, it all felt very on the 'okay' mark; however I'm on my 4th or 5th listen now and I've gotta say, it's really sunk in just how impressive this is as a release not just of original content but of remix variety and power with some huge names really bringing this out of its shell.

Summing it up: powerful vocals, strong energetic sounds and beats, and very catchy lyrics. I say catchy because I've been singing 'Iron Fist of Just Destruction' all day.

I was really struggling on how to rate this, I've left it at 8 because I don't see any flaws at all, in fact it's nearly a 9 as far as an EP is concerned, it's just that a few tracks didn't stick, though maybe on some more listens that will change.

So all in all, a very strong release from Everything Goes Cold and definitely an act to keep an eye on if you aren't already. Listen to it and please listen again, it gets better every time.
Mar 25 2012

Liam Richards

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