Lights Out, God Help Me - Dust
Powernoise, Industrial Releasing just today as a remix album with one cover, Lights Out, God Help Me has compiled a 10 song collection featuring remixes of old songs by the artist himself and friends. Without much more explanation needed, let's just jump into the thick of things.

First up we get a remix from perhaps what would be considered my favorite song by LOGHM, Dollface, done by TKVRPRJCT. Slamming out pretty hot and heavy with his trademark powernoise styling, the man did a fantastic job with the remix. The one complaint that I do have about the remix is that the sample usage was overboard; if there was less talk and more music, I think this would have turned out to be a favorite of mine.

The awesomely and so eloquently titled Fuckenstein Mix of Get Fucked by To The Ground was pretty good; I'm not a huge fan of guitar work, but this song won me over pretty well. It has a sort of muddy sound to it that really didn't get me going, however, with a bit of a clean up, I'm sure the song would come out great.

Acidhunter got a mix by Quarantine Crush, with some EBM tendencies along with some low key guitar work flowing through it, it didn't turn out half bad. I don't really think the guitar work was all too necessary, however, for the electronics present in the song were awesome on their own.

P45K came out with a dark sound with their mix of Losing Sleep, and I adored it. While there is a lot going on in the song in my opinion, it's easy to keep up on all the sounds. I felt as if the samples put in the song were well placed.

Victim was, well, as so bluntly put by the artist, Victimized in a mix presented by the artist himself. I felt some repetition in the song, but, other than that, it was a well made powernoise song. The skipping samples left off for a bit of a creepy feel, and added to the mood of the track.

Humdrum got a remix titled Hell Is Repetition. While I do agree with that statement, this song is anything but repetitious. With a main beat flowing through the song, the noises surrounding it change up every now and then able to keep the track moving.

Now, honestly, the Pushing Up Roses [Mixed Emotions Mix] turned out to be my favorite mix by far. It was not as rough as the other songs by far, and moved away from all the harsh noises presented so far. The fantastic synth line and well placed sample really drove this song forward, and was a treat amongst the daisies to find.

The mix of Angels had me going for a bit in the start with some organ sounds, but really killed the mood as I realized not much more was going to change for the duration of the song, though being short.

Acidhunter got a vocalized version, which allowed for pretty much robotic voices to take control of the song and add onto the groove. It was a nice touch, and fit the song nicely.

And, finally, we come to the last song on the album, which is a cover of Cannibal Corpse's Stripped, Raped and Strangled. Adding on some really wicked and touched vocals with music reminiscent of the powernoise that LOGHM can be associated with, I'd have to say that this turned out to be my second favorite track.

Now, I've never been too huge a fan of remix albums, but this one ain't too shabby for a pretty unknown artist and a few of his friends. In comparison to a lot of shit I've listened to in the past, this stomps over competition. Plus, it's pay what you want, so you could easily get the album for free. Or actually support the scene and donate a dollar, you cheap bastards.

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Lights Out, God Help Me - Dust

6.5
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2014
Releasing just today as a remix album with one cover, Lights Out, God Help Me has compiled a 10 song collection featuring remixes of old songs by the artist himself and friends. Without much more explanation needed, let's just jump into the thick of things.

First up we get a remix from perhaps what would be considered my favorite song by LOGHM, Dollface, done by TKVRPRJCT. Slamming out pretty hot and heavy with his trademark powernoise styling, the man did a fantastic job with the remix. The one complaint that I do have about the remix is that the sample usage was overboard; if there was less talk and more music, I think this would have turned out to be a favorite of mine.

The awesomely and so eloquently titled Fuckenstein Mix of Get Fucked by To The Ground was pretty good; I'm not a huge fan of guitar work, but this song won me over pretty well. It has a sort of muddy sound to it that really didn't get me going, however, with a bit of a clean up, I'm sure the song would come out great.

Acidhunter got a mix by Quarantine Crush, with some EBM tendencies along with some low key guitar work flowing through it, it didn't turn out half bad. I don't really think the guitar work was all too necessary, however, for the electronics present in the song were awesome on their own.

P45K came out with a dark sound with their mix of Losing Sleep, and I adored it. While there is a lot going on in the song in my opinion, it's easy to keep up on all the sounds. I felt as if the samples put in the song were well placed.

Victim was, well, as so bluntly put by the artist, Victimized in a mix presented by the artist himself. I felt some repetition in the song, but, other than that, it was a well made powernoise song. The skipping samples left off for a bit of a creepy feel, and added to the mood of the track.

Humdrum got a remix titled Hell Is Repetition. While I do agree with that statement, this song is anything but repetitious. With a main beat flowing through the song, the noises surrounding it change up every now and then able to keep the track moving.

Now, honestly, the Pushing Up Roses [Mixed Emotions Mix] turned out to be my favorite mix by far. It was not as rough as the other songs by far, and moved away from all the harsh noises presented so far. The fantastic synth line and well placed sample really drove this song forward, and was a treat amongst the daisies to find.

The mix of Angels had me going for a bit in the start with some organ sounds, but really killed the mood as I realized not much more was going to change for the duration of the song, though being short.

Acidhunter got a vocalized version, which allowed for pretty much robotic voices to take control of the song and add onto the groove. It was a nice touch, and fit the song nicely.

And, finally, we come to the last song on the album, which is a cover of Cannibal Corpse's Stripped, Raped and Strangled. Adding on some really wicked and touched vocals with music reminiscent of the powernoise that LOGHM can be associated with, I'd have to say that this turned out to be my second favorite track.

Now, I've never been too huge a fan of remix albums, but this one ain't too shabby for a pretty unknown artist and a few of his friends. In comparison to a lot of shit I've listened to in the past, this stomps over competition. Plus, it's pay what you want, so you could easily get the album for free. Or actually support the scene and donate a dollar, you cheap bastards.

May 10 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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