RIOTLEGION - Trigger Warning
I have always described RIOTLEGION's sound as being extremely punchy and unforgiving, and I think that founder Michael Coultas has finally figured out how to channel his anger to prosperity. Trigger Warning is an EP dedicated to all the babies in the current world who are easily offended by either a word or a sentence even being mentioned around them. While we are all sick of those human beings and would unabashedly love to see them get wiped straight off the face of the Earth, that's not realistic. What is realistic, however, is creating an EP that pokes fun at them while making the listener want to dance to angry music.
The industrial/EBM crossover has never been so strong than in the title track of the EP. It's full of plenty of noise and has a very well done beat, and a fantastic sample that begins around the two minute mark just lays out the entire intention of the EP in one go. While the message isn't necessarily as strong in 'Rhythm and Tone', the song is still very well done and even more aggressive musically than the previous.
'The Revolution (Will Not Be Synthesized' was a very fun, branded, and stompy track that would be perfect for a dark dance club. 'All I Can Do' took a step away from industrial/EBM and went for a trance-ish dark electro route which I was more than willing to accept; the variation kept the album refreshed.
Now, if you're looking for a track that will really knock your fucking teeth in, look no further than 'Adaptation to Circumstance'. It's fast, it's pissed, and it's a song that easily gets in your face without remorse. The last track on the EP is a remix of 'The Revolution (Will Not Be Synthesized' done by Benjamin'sPlague. He gives it a more cinematic flair as well as empowers it with a more friendly face.
However, that's that. No gimmicks. Lots of anger. Let this be your Trigger Warning. Listen to it now.
Jul 04 2016
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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