Ginger Snap5 - Break Me Down
Electro-Industrial This five track EP really blew me away upon first listen. With two original tracks, two remixes by Cold In May and Mental Discipline followed by a Stripped Version of the title track.

A powerful surging electronic sound is accomplished by Ginger Snap5 from this release with the two tracks "Break Me Down" and "Shadow gHost". From the first playthrough I knew I could really enjoy this release, leading with the title track "Break Me Down", the EP opens with a steady introduction which suddenly bursts into a wonderful collaboration of electronic sounds completely dance worthy and successfully composed. The vocals are heavily synthetic in style which creates a really unique sound which resonates a melancholy and synthesized feel complimented with the well-written lyrics which are easy to relate to but also a refreshing change.

This track is followed by "Shadow gHost" which starts in a similar fashion literally with the word "Go!". An amazing sound too from this track. Matching the vocal style from the previous track however there is more use of a slightly darker undertone in vocal style which is beautifully complimented too with the vocals which take a little more of a darker tone but still following the romantic and soft feel. I can see these tracks becoming huge hits on a dance floor and even more so for general pleasant listening.

Onto the remixes. First by Cold In May, a more Industrial Metal rendition of "Break Me Down", dare I say it. A heavy thud of the guitars and drums are felt from the get go accompanying the sound of the original track creating a really enjoyable version of a great track. The second remix is by Mental Discipline and of "Shadow gHost", this remix manages to a convey a sound similar to the original however the progression is made much more dominant which adds a sense of darkness which is then matched with a familiar Industrial beat style of a 'stomp-crash' description. Both remixes manage to blend with the original tracks creating a more than impressive sound to the EP. Ending with the "Break Me Down (Stripped Version)". A different vibe to the original again but too greatly achieved with a more progressive feel and a more, as expected, musically stripped version.

Overall, every track is thoroughly enjoyable, utterly danceable and truly something to be admired. I would love to see where this project goes next. I recommend the release a full listen. Ginger Snap5 is going places and I really look forward to all their future work. I'll be keeping a close eye on this and will continue to listen! A very firm 7.5, for the quality of the EP and the hopes I have for other releases. Go check it out!
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Ginger Snap5 - Break Me Down

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2013 by skyQode
This five track EP really blew me away upon first listen. With two original tracks, two remixes by Cold In May and Mental Discipline followed by a Stripped Version of the title track.

A powerful surging electronic sound is accomplished by Ginger Snap5 from this release with the two tracks "Break Me Down" and "Shadow gHost". From the first playthrough I knew I could really enjoy this release, leading with the title track "Break Me Down", the EP opens with a steady introduction which suddenly bursts into a wonderful collaboration of electronic sounds completely dance worthy and successfully composed. The vocals are heavily synthetic in style which creates a really unique sound which resonates a melancholy and synthesized feel complimented with the well-written lyrics which are easy to relate to but also a refreshing change.

This track is followed by "Shadow gHost" which starts in a similar fashion literally with the word "Go!". An amazing sound too from this track. Matching the vocal style from the previous track however there is more use of a slightly darker undertone in vocal style which is beautifully complimented too with the vocals which take a little more of a darker tone but still following the romantic and soft feel. I can see these tracks becoming huge hits on a dance floor and even more so for general pleasant listening.

Onto the remixes. First by Cold In May, a more Industrial Metal rendition of "Break Me Down", dare I say it. A heavy thud of the guitars and drums are felt from the get go accompanying the sound of the original track creating a really enjoyable version of a great track. The second remix is by Mental Discipline and of "Shadow gHost", this remix manages to a convey a sound similar to the original however the progression is made much more dominant which adds a sense of darkness which is then matched with a familiar Industrial beat style of a 'stomp-crash' description. Both remixes manage to blend with the original tracks creating a more than impressive sound to the EP. Ending with the "Break Me Down (Stripped Version)". A different vibe to the original again but too greatly achieved with a more progressive feel and a more, as expected, musically stripped version.

Overall, every track is thoroughly enjoyable, utterly danceable and truly something to be admired. I would love to see where this project goes next. I recommend the release a full listen. Ginger Snap5 is going places and I really look forward to all their future work. I'll be keeping a close eye on this and will continue to listen! A very firm 7.5, for the quality of the EP and the hopes I have for other releases. Go check it out! Jun 08 2013

Liam Richards

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