Kill Your Rapist - Bitches Love Triangles
Synth-punk, Goth In what seems to be a mocking jest (Though a hilarious one at that), Kill Your Rapist has come out with their debut EP Bitches Love Triangles. Formed in 2013 by Bernard Maiezza (Cookie Duster and ex Change of Heart) as well as Anna Coquette (Heavy Friends) in Canada, they utilize minimal synthpop touches alongside a breath of gothic and punk morale. And so far I'm liking how they present themselves. The sordid name they gave themselves, while it may turn off some, is a name you won't be getting out of your head for quite a while.

Now, the title of their debut EP, Bitches Love Triangles, also just takes a jab at the scene altogether. After all, how many bands like to put triangles in their names? Plenty. Nothing wrong with it, but it often begs the question: Why? They don't intend to answer that question, but, still, I'm a bitch, and I love triangles.

This five track EP kicks off with The Summoning. As stated above, there is a slight synthpop feel to the act, the whispering and silent vocals coming from Anna offer a nice little feel. Glitchy effects touch upon the vocals, while the beat has a bit of a static noise covering over it, adding a low quality feel to it. I liked it.

Bitches Get Fucked Up had a decent beat, but the sample abuse was terrible. Hearing a really deep pitched, digitally altered voice say, "Bitches get fucked up" for a large duration of the song was horrendous. And not something I'm willing to just waltz straight back through.

Next came up a cover of John Foxx's Burning Car. Darker and not really straying into any new territory from the original, the synth lines maintain the same attitude just with a more somber feel to it. Nicely done.

Second to last, and really emphasizing the punk aesthetic that the band carries over, Seizure allows the scream queen to go from light hearted to angry. The mixture of synths and punk music really gets back to the root of the movement with a more modern touch. I really, REALLY enjoyed this track. I listened to it thrice before deciding to move on.

Lastly, King Crow hit with a muddied sample that's hard to understand in any right. But, as the ambient effects crawl in, so do the drums and the very minimal synths. This was a well made dark ambient song that was a bit of a surprise since it came straight after the hardest song on this EP. It may get a little repetitive, but that's easily forgiven.

And, while this band definitely tackles multiple genres in one release, you can expect a brighter future for this duo. Experimental and open-minded, these two are looking to attack anything and everything that stands in front of their path. From minimal synthpop, to covering other artists, to synthpunk, to dark ambient, they just aren't afraid. Top that with their obvious humor, and you got yourself a pretty solid act. Check'em out, and don't shy away just because they enjoy being completely blunt in their attitude.
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Brutal Resonance

Kill Your Rapist - Bitches Love Triangles

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2014
In what seems to be a mocking jest (Though a hilarious one at that), Kill Your Rapist has come out with their debut EP Bitches Love Triangles. Formed in 2013 by Bernard Maiezza (Cookie Duster and ex Change of Heart) as well as Anna Coquette (Heavy Friends) in Canada, they utilize minimal synthpop touches alongside a breath of gothic and punk morale. And so far I'm liking how they present themselves. The sordid name they gave themselves, while it may turn off some, is a name you won't be getting out of your head for quite a while.

Now, the title of their debut EP, Bitches Love Triangles, also just takes a jab at the scene altogether. After all, how many bands like to put triangles in their names? Plenty. Nothing wrong with it, but it often begs the question: Why? They don't intend to answer that question, but, still, I'm a bitch, and I love triangles.

This five track EP kicks off with The Summoning. As stated above, there is a slight synthpop feel to the act, the whispering and silent vocals coming from Anna offer a nice little feel. Glitchy effects touch upon the vocals, while the beat has a bit of a static noise covering over it, adding a low quality feel to it. I liked it.

Bitches Get Fucked Up had a decent beat, but the sample abuse was terrible. Hearing a really deep pitched, digitally altered voice say, "Bitches get fucked up" for a large duration of the song was horrendous. And not something I'm willing to just waltz straight back through.

Next came up a cover of John Foxx's Burning Car. Darker and not really straying into any new territory from the original, the synth lines maintain the same attitude just with a more somber feel to it. Nicely done.

Second to last, and really emphasizing the punk aesthetic that the band carries over, Seizure allows the scream queen to go from light hearted to angry. The mixture of synths and punk music really gets back to the root of the movement with a more modern touch. I really, REALLY enjoyed this track. I listened to it thrice before deciding to move on.

Lastly, King Crow hit with a muddied sample that's hard to understand in any right. But, as the ambient effects crawl in, so do the drums and the very minimal synths. This was a well made dark ambient song that was a bit of a surprise since it came straight after the hardest song on this EP. It may get a little repetitive, but that's easily forgiven.

And, while this band definitely tackles multiple genres in one release, you can expect a brighter future for this duo. Experimental and open-minded, these two are looking to attack anything and everything that stands in front of their path. From minimal synthpop, to covering other artists, to synthpunk, to dark ambient, they just aren't afraid. Top that with their obvious humor, and you got yourself a pretty solid act. Check'em out, and don't shy away just because they enjoy being completely blunt in their attitude. Aug 05 2014

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

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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