Kevorkian Death Cycle - God Am I (European Version)
Electro-Industrial In a two part review, I'll be giving some love out to Juggernaut Music Group for two great releases coming out from two different artists on June 27th. The first of which would be the revived act Kevorkian Death Cycle, who had been absent from the scene from 2000. They had their recent reboot in 2013, slamming out the excellent album God Am I to the audience, with that loved 90s industrial rock sound still hanging high over their heads. And, hell, did they do a great job at it.

However, through a cooperation effort with Negative Gain Productions, the Juggernaut label based in the UK was able to bring out a European version of the album. However, let's talk of the differences between the two versions.

The main tracklist is not toyed with, which is absolutely great. The songs are still fantastic and are able to show themselves in full force once more, and that is great. I still find the highlights of the album to be It's A Sin (a cover of the classic song by The Pet Shop Boys), Destroyer Of Worlds, and Tangled Souls.

What was added are two different remixes of Mind Decay from both the well received Psykkle and another from music producer, mix engineer, multi-instrumentalist, remixer, and touring professional Adrian Benavides. For the Psykkle mix, the guitar was definitely tuned down and there was less emphasis on making a louder song in place for electronics and glitchy effects. The same went for Benavides' remix; electronic glitch dominated the field. Both remixes were good, but I don't think they could compare next to the original.

Now, the cover art has also changed, so it's not an exact copy of the North American edition if you already own that. So, that's a plus. I also find it smart on the label's part to bring over a great band to the European side; shipping costs will be lowered for an audience wanting the CD in a different region of the world, and seeing how both the Vinyl and CD version of the album sold out on Negative Gain Productions, I can see copies flying off shelves easily.

However, if you already have a copy of the physical album, I don't see much of a reason to pick this one up unless you're dying to have a complete edition of the album with the two added remixes. However, if you missed out on the chance to own a fantastic album and want a copy, I suggest you go straight for this one; the album is stellar, and it's a must have on your shelf. Don't waste time; there are only 200 of these bad boys, and they're likely to sell out. Go grab a copy.
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Kevorkian Death Cycle - God Am I (European Version)

In a two part review, I'll be giving some love out to Juggernaut Music Group for two great releases coming out from two different artists on June 27th. The first of which would be the revived act Kevorkian Death Cycle, who had been absent from the scene from 2000. They had their recent reboot in 2013, slamming out the excellent album God Am I to the audience, with that loved 90s industrial rock sound still hanging high over their heads. And, hell, did they do a great job at it.

However, through a cooperation effort with Negative Gain Productions, the Juggernaut label based in the UK was able to bring out a European version of the album. However, let's talk of the differences between the two versions.

The main tracklist is not toyed with, which is absolutely great. The songs are still fantastic and are able to show themselves in full force once more, and that is great. I still find the highlights of the album to be It's A Sin (a cover of the classic song by The Pet Shop Boys), Destroyer Of Worlds, and Tangled Souls.

What was added are two different remixes of Mind Decay from both the well received Psykkle and another from music producer, mix engineer, multi-instrumentalist, remixer, and touring professional Adrian Benavides. For the Psykkle mix, the guitar was definitely tuned down and there was less emphasis on making a louder song in place for electronics and glitchy effects. The same went for Benavides' remix; electronic glitch dominated the field. Both remixes were good, but I don't think they could compare next to the original.

Now, the cover art has also changed, so it's not an exact copy of the North American edition if you already own that. So, that's a plus. I also find it smart on the label's part to bring over a great band to the European side; shipping costs will be lowered for an audience wanting the CD in a different region of the world, and seeing how both the Vinyl and CD version of the album sold out on Negative Gain Productions, I can see copies flying off shelves easily.

However, if you already have a copy of the physical album, I don't see much of a reason to pick this one up unless you're dying to have a complete edition of the album with the two added remixes. However, if you missed out on the chance to own a fantastic album and want a copy, I suggest you go straight for this one; the album is stellar, and it's a must have on your shelf. Don't waste time; there are only 200 of these bad boys, and they're likely to sell out. Go grab a copy. Jun 26 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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