[:SITD:] - Icon:Koru
EBM It's been soon a decade since [:SITD:]'s "Snuff Machinery" became viral and spread like wildfire. Little would we know back then that the band would evolve to one of the more recognized artists within the genre? The experienced gained during the decade has done Shadows In The Dark good, because their fifth studio album 'Icon:Koru' is their strongest to this date.

'Icon:Koru' feels heavier than the other albums. It got weight to it, and it's not the floppy weight of something obese, it's the hard muscled weight you find in someone that has spent his years in the Siberian mines. It got authority.

Though [:SITD:] do not stray far from known territories, sounds and settings are well known here, but in some way they manage to find the critical spot of the erogenous zones of my ears.

After the intro track "Extrajudical Punishment", they simply smack the two best tracks the band has made straight into my face, the ultra-heavy and slower "Code:Red" and directly after that the simply amazing "Pericular (Richfest II)". You ordered some heavy beats to your electronic music? Well, check out this meal ready to go, it will leave you more than satisfied.

If you expected an album you zap around a few favorite tracks, you are way off. 'Icon:Koru' never drops the pace and continue to impress me. 11 tracks of perfect dance floor tracks and an energy that I thought only would be reserved for the youth. This album simply makes DJ'ing easy, you can start with track 2 and then you can go and have a few cold ones and come back to track 10, and your crowd will be more than pleased.

A namedrop from this album would simply be the tracklist, so I'm going to spare you the waste of space, instead take my word for and spend your money on this album, it got more than my approval.
5
Brutal Resonance

[:SITD:] - Icon:Koru

9.0
"Amazing"
8.2
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Accession Records
It's been soon a decade since [:SITD:]'s "Snuff Machinery" became viral and spread like wildfire. Little would we know back then that the band would evolve to one of the more recognized artists within the genre? The experienced gained during the decade has done Shadows In The Dark good, because their fifth studio album 'Icon:Koru' is their strongest to this date.

'Icon:Koru' feels heavier than the other albums. It got weight to it, and it's not the floppy weight of something obese, it's the hard muscled weight you find in someone that has spent his years in the Siberian mines. It got authority.

Though [:SITD:] do not stray far from known territories, sounds and settings are well known here, but in some way they manage to find the critical spot of the erogenous zones of my ears.

After the intro track "Extrajudical Punishment", they simply smack the two best tracks the band has made straight into my face, the ultra-heavy and slower "Code:Red" and directly after that the simply amazing "Pericular (Richfest II)". You ordered some heavy beats to your electronic music? Well, check out this meal ready to go, it will leave you more than satisfied.

If you expected an album you zap around a few favorite tracks, you are way off. 'Icon:Koru' never drops the pace and continue to impress me. 11 tracks of perfect dance floor tracks and an energy that I thought only would be reserved for the youth. This album simply makes DJ'ing easy, you can start with track 2 and then you can go and have a few cold ones and come back to track 10, and your crowd will be more than pleased.

A namedrop from this album would simply be the tracklist, so I'm going to spare you the waste of space, instead take my word for and spend your money on this album, it got more than my approval.
Jan 18 2012

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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