Nekkro-Electro - DIESEXUAL
Industrial, Industrial Rock Taking a queue from classic industrial metal outfits (influences stemming from Revolting Cocks and Ministry is obvious), Nekkro-Electro has crafted a new thirteen track album that sort of stems from the previous release More of an old school sound forms, and without breaking from their routine too much, the electronics still make a good hit every so often.

I found the intro track, Genocide & Slavery too be way too repetitive with the sample found within, same with the overall beat. It had a sort of demo sound to it, meaning that it needed to be professionally mastered in one sense or another, rather than sounding like it just came from the hands of an amateur. Still, it wasn't the worst thing on the planet. And the latter half of the song that picked up with more drums and electronic work was decent.

A RevCo cover was presented of Something Wonderful. I won't sit here and say that the cover was better than the original, just because that would be a near impossible feat, but it was a decent twist and I found it enjoyable. Nervacide had a pretty eerie intro to it, and kept up a pretty decent beat all the way through. The vocals weren't necessarily balanced perfectly with the music, and that sort of stuck out a bit. Again, professional mastering would have most likely fixed that.

The first track on the album to come off completely fine in every sense of the word was Die Gression, a more soothing rock song than anything, with backing choral samples and a deep pitched voice behind it all. I mean, the repetition was still pretty obvious, but the overall song was nice.

The Creature had a metal ring to it, with heavy guitars and samples ringing through such as, "Sell your souls to the devil," followed by the cha-ching of a cash register. I thought that was a pretty funny addition. The vocals were pretty disgusting to me, and not in the good sense, either. It sounded like a fish out of water trying to speak to me, and that wasn't anything good at all.

Destroyed played with the drums a lot, and had another repeating sample that could've gone away in further efforts to improve the music. Death Machine went for more of an electronic, EBM beat, but still had drums coursing through it. Once more, too many samples.

Pole(tergeist) had a really wicked beat to it, but the vocals sort of ruined the song for me. They were in the same fashion as The Creature. I appreciated the overall minimal efforts on Holy Objects, as it crafted one of the best songs on the album.

The H Track came in next, forming a decent beat, the drums and all other sounds except the leading guitar echoing in the background. The next track was a cover of Ministry's Cannibal Song. My thoughts for this track are the same for the RevCo cover; decent, but it can't beat the original. And, the vocals that were used were shit to me once more.

Dodgy Labotomy was way too quiet, and I actually had to crank up my sound just to get a feel for the song. I wasn't too huge a fan of this track. And, I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but those vocals need to go.

And, holy shit, where the hell were more tracks such as Twisted Bundy on the album? This track was kickass in every sense of the word and brought out a final and delightful surprise for me. Lower, growling chords overtop an edgy industrial rock laden beat backed by a flowing electronic beat served up a really decent track. The chorus was stellar; this gave me hope, alas, it was the final track on the album.

And, well, that's the end of that. While a lot of the album was mixed and matched between poor sounds, decent beats, and on and off terrible to lovely vocals, this rests somewhere in between the valley of good and evil. I still say the final song on the album is the direction that the band needs to take; it was awesome and perhaps the best sounding track on throughout the whole spiel. While I can't give out much praise for the album as a whole, if next time they release an album and it follows path in good form, I think there'll be something to enjoy. Till then, though, I'll be jamming out to Twisted Bundy.
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Nekkro-Electro - DIESEXUAL

4.5
"Bad"
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Electroracle
Released off label 2014
Taking a queue from classic industrial metal outfits (influences stemming from Revolting Cocks and Ministry is obvious), Nekkro-Electro has crafted a new thirteen track album that sort of stems from the previous release More of an old school sound forms, and without breaking from their routine too much, the electronics still make a good hit every so often.

I found the intro track, Genocide & Slavery too be way too repetitive with the sample found within, same with the overall beat. It had a sort of demo sound to it, meaning that it needed to be professionally mastered in one sense or another, rather than sounding like it just came from the hands of an amateur. Still, it wasn't the worst thing on the planet. And the latter half of the song that picked up with more drums and electronic work was decent.

A RevCo cover was presented of Something Wonderful. I won't sit here and say that the cover was better than the original, just because that would be a near impossible feat, but it was a decent twist and I found it enjoyable. Nervacide had a pretty eerie intro to it, and kept up a pretty decent beat all the way through. The vocals weren't necessarily balanced perfectly with the music, and that sort of stuck out a bit. Again, professional mastering would have most likely fixed that.

The first track on the album to come off completely fine in every sense of the word was Die Gression, a more soothing rock song than anything, with backing choral samples and a deep pitched voice behind it all. I mean, the repetition was still pretty obvious, but the overall song was nice.

The Creature had a metal ring to it, with heavy guitars and samples ringing through such as, "Sell your souls to the devil," followed by the cha-ching of a cash register. I thought that was a pretty funny addition. The vocals were pretty disgusting to me, and not in the good sense, either. It sounded like a fish out of water trying to speak to me, and that wasn't anything good at all.

Destroyed played with the drums a lot, and had another repeating sample that could've gone away in further efforts to improve the music. Death Machine went for more of an electronic, EBM beat, but still had drums coursing through it. Once more, too many samples.

Pole(tergeist) had a really wicked beat to it, but the vocals sort of ruined the song for me. They were in the same fashion as The Creature. I appreciated the overall minimal efforts on Holy Objects, as it crafted one of the best songs on the album.

The H Track came in next, forming a decent beat, the drums and all other sounds except the leading guitar echoing in the background. The next track was a cover of Ministry's Cannibal Song. My thoughts for this track are the same for the RevCo cover; decent, but it can't beat the original. And, the vocals that were used were shit to me once more.

Dodgy Labotomy was way too quiet, and I actually had to crank up my sound just to get a feel for the song. I wasn't too huge a fan of this track. And, I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but those vocals need to go.

And, holy shit, where the hell were more tracks such as Twisted Bundy on the album? This track was kickass in every sense of the word and brought out a final and delightful surprise for me. Lower, growling chords overtop an edgy industrial rock laden beat backed by a flowing electronic beat served up a really decent track. The chorus was stellar; this gave me hope, alas, it was the final track on the album.

And, well, that's the end of that. While a lot of the album was mixed and matched between poor sounds, decent beats, and on and off terrible to lovely vocals, this rests somewhere in between the valley of good and evil. I still say the final song on the album is the direction that the band needs to take; it was awesome and perhaps the best sounding track on throughout the whole spiel. While I can't give out much praise for the album as a whole, if next time they release an album and it follows path in good form, I think there'll be something to enjoy. Till then, though, I'll be jamming out to Twisted Bundy.
Oct 08 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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