Nohycit - Sinister
Harsh EBM, Dark Electro Nohycit is a one man band that tries to succeed but ultimately fails. At least with this release. I do not want to scar the name of an artist that might prove me wrong in the future. Based in Bolivia, Nohcyit comes out with the release of 'Sinister' under Engraved Ritual.

The album begins off with "Bound", which serves as the intro to the album. The song comes out with rather noise type of sounds and beats, which does not compliment the rest of the album at all. And by that I mean to point out that most of the other songs go straight into the dark electro genre.

"Fulminado", "Combustion", "Maldita Fe", and the two different versions of "Prescription" (one featuring Jailim Ruby, the other Adeonesis) all sound way too familiar. Not bad by any means, but there really is no delineation between all the songs. Typical harsh electro beats with distorted voices that does not do anything to stand out from the current EBM crowd, which is hard to break into since it's so bustling with talent at the moment.

However, the sixth song, "Fear" is a very well done dark ambient piece. I wasn't necessarily surprised by its appearance in the album, but was more or less surprised at how much I found myself enjoying it. I'm not too sure if that's because I was getting sick of the rest of the album, or if it's because I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'd like to think it's the latter.

So, for an album of seven songs, Nohycit could have done a much better job. If you're going to be releasing an album of only seven songs, at least make it count. Make the songs unique, make them long, make them stand out from one another. I'm no musician, but I think it's quite common for those demands to be met, and, in the case of this album, they just simply has not been. Save for "Fear". I'll recommend listening to that song any time, and is the sole reason I'm actually buying this album, stupid and wasteful as it may be.
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Nohycit - Sinister

Nohycit is a one man band that tries to succeed but ultimately fails. At least with this release. I do not want to scar the name of an artist that might prove me wrong in the future. Based in Bolivia, Nohcyit comes out with the release of 'Sinister' under Engraved Ritual.

The album begins off with "Bound", which serves as the intro to the album. The song comes out with rather noise type of sounds and beats, which does not compliment the rest of the album at all. And by that I mean to point out that most of the other songs go straight into the dark electro genre.

"Fulminado", "Combustion", "Maldita Fe", and the two different versions of "Prescription" (one featuring Jailim Ruby, the other Adeonesis) all sound way too familiar. Not bad by any means, but there really is no delineation between all the songs. Typical harsh electro beats with distorted voices that does not do anything to stand out from the current EBM crowd, which is hard to break into since it's so bustling with talent at the moment.

However, the sixth song, "Fear" is a very well done dark ambient piece. I wasn't necessarily surprised by its appearance in the album, but was more or less surprised at how much I found myself enjoying it. I'm not too sure if that's because I was getting sick of the rest of the album, or if it's because I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'd like to think it's the latter.

So, for an album of seven songs, Nohycit could have done a much better job. If you're going to be releasing an album of only seven songs, at least make it count. Make the songs unique, make them long, make them stand out from one another. I'm no musician, but I think it's quite common for those demands to be met, and, in the case of this album, they just simply has not been. Save for "Fear". I'll recommend listening to that song any time, and is the sole reason I'm actually buying this album, stupid and wasteful as it may be. Jan 24 2013

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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