Ruined Conflict - Treason EP
Electro-Industrial, Futurepop 'Treason' is taken from Ruined Conflict's debut album 'A.R.M.O.R.' and has been released as an EP also including three new tracks. Ruined Conflict have been going since 2011 and are based in the US with Xavier Morales being the vocalist/composer and Eric Holzer taking on the live programming duties.

The EP has four remixes of the title track all at 140 BPM, with the "Club Mix" being the most similar to the original while the second track is the "Industry Product Remix" and to my mind, is the best of the four on the EP The third track is the "Destruction Remix" and starts well, then the "metal guitar" thing gets involved and its hard to take. The worst of the lot is the "Dubstep Remix" as the style of the remix takes away from the meaningfulness and the heartfelt singing of Xaviers' vocals in my opinion.

"In Open Arms" has a quiet soothing beginning and then brings in beats and strings and winds up as the track goes on and is lyrically strong. "Sentiment" is more a trance track that starts in a minimalistic style and builds and builds throughout the track with the addition of female vocals, breakdowns and again those strong lyrics from Xavier making it easily my favourite of the EP.

The last track is "Promise Land" and this is where you hear the orchestral layers and arrangements of Ruined Conflicts work with operatic female vocals floating through the track. It is a great way to finish the EP off.

With a new release entitled 'Justified' due in mid September 2013, this EP and the album will keep you happy until then.
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Brutal Resonance

Ruined Conflict - Treason EP

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2013
'Treason' is taken from Ruined Conflict's debut album 'A.R.M.O.R.' and has been released as an EP also including three new tracks. Ruined Conflict have been going since 2011 and are based in the US with Xavier Morales being the vocalist/composer and Eric Holzer taking on the live programming duties.

The EP has four remixes of the title track all at 140 BPM, with the "Club Mix" being the most similar to the original while the second track is the "Industry Product Remix" and to my mind, is the best of the four on the EP The third track is the "Destruction Remix" and starts well, then the "metal guitar" thing gets involved and its hard to take. The worst of the lot is the "Dubstep Remix" as the style of the remix takes away from the meaningfulness and the heartfelt singing of Xaviers' vocals in my opinion.

"In Open Arms" has a quiet soothing beginning and then brings in beats and strings and winds up as the track goes on and is lyrically strong. "Sentiment" is more a trance track that starts in a minimalistic style and builds and builds throughout the track with the addition of female vocals, breakdowns and again those strong lyrics from Xavier making it easily my favourite of the EP.

The last track is "Promise Land" and this is where you hear the orchestral layers and arrangements of Ruined Conflicts work with operatic female vocals floating through the track. It is a great way to finish the EP off.

With a new release entitled 'Justified' due in mid September 2013, this EP and the album will keep you happy until then.
Aug 12 2013

Off label

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

Dj Wolf

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I've been DJing for 30+ years and been lucky to have done Dj support for Assemblage 23, Grendel, Nachtmahr, Shiv-r, Psyche, Icon Of Coil, among others. As Digital Anodyne I've written and remixed, Retrogramme, Leaether Strip, Rational Youth, Psyche, Pluvio, Arkyus and so forth. I'm a music fan of electronic music with a thirst to hear new music as often as possible. Writing for Brutal Resonance for the last 5 years gives me the opportunity to share that passion. music//DJ\\remix

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