Skyla Vertex - Blut
Dark Electro, Harsh EBM Skyla Vertex has already made a name for themselves with their debut release, Urwerk, becoming sought after remixers and receiving high praise on their original album. And, well, it's only natural that another release would come after, only this time it's in the form of an EP titled, Blut.

It's a ten track album with four tracks from the brainiac duo behind the name, as well as five remixes, and one bonus song. The main tracks play off with their trademark dark electro tones, not being the hardest in the world, but nor being too soft to draw away the crowds. The songs maintain an even pace and a fairly friendly atmosphere. However, I can't really say that I fell in love with too many of the songs; they were decent, but not one really stood out from the next for me.

The bonus track titled Let go was fairly interesting, playing off as an electronic instrumental. It was neat, and I can say that I liked it more than any of the other tracks this far.

However, other than that, we are served up a nice heaping side of remixes from acts such as Frozen Plasma and Freakangel. But, once more, I didn't really find any of the remixes all too fantastic. They were decent, but just felt as if there wasn't enough energy pulsing through the songs to truly make them feel alive and organic.

I suppose the one remix that I enjoyed a lot would be another version of their song Sinnkrieg, which proclaims to be the industrial ballad version. Whether it was the piano work playing with the song or the harsher beat that made it all the better, I'm none too sure. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this song on the album.

But, you know, I still leave this EP with mixed feelings. The last song sent me out with a good word, however, the rest of the album really just didn't do much at all for me. I can't say there's much too wrong with it, but nor can I say there's much too good with it. It kind of just settles nicely straight in the middle, neither reaching their pinnacle talent or worst endeavors.
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Skyla Vertex - Blut

Skyla Vertex has already made a name for themselves with their debut release, Urwerk, becoming sought after remixers and receiving high praise on their original album. And, well, it's only natural that another release would come after, only this time it's in the form of an EP titled, Blut.

It's a ten track album with four tracks from the brainiac duo behind the name, as well as five remixes, and one bonus song. The main tracks play off with their trademark dark electro tones, not being the hardest in the world, but nor being too soft to draw away the crowds. The songs maintain an even pace and a fairly friendly atmosphere. However, I can't really say that I fell in love with too many of the songs; they were decent, but not one really stood out from the next for me.

The bonus track titled Let go was fairly interesting, playing off as an electronic instrumental. It was neat, and I can say that I liked it more than any of the other tracks this far.

However, other than that, we are served up a nice heaping side of remixes from acts such as Frozen Plasma and Freakangel. But, once more, I didn't really find any of the remixes all too fantastic. They were decent, but just felt as if there wasn't enough energy pulsing through the songs to truly make them feel alive and organic.

I suppose the one remix that I enjoyed a lot would be another version of their song Sinnkrieg, which proclaims to be the industrial ballad version. Whether it was the piano work playing with the song or the harsher beat that made it all the better, I'm none too sure. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this song on the album.

But, you know, I still leave this EP with mixed feelings. The last song sent me out with a good word, however, the rest of the album really just didn't do much at all for me. I can't say there's much too wrong with it, but nor can I say there's much too good with it. It kind of just settles nicely straight in the middle, neither reaching their pinnacle talent or worst endeavors. Feb 09 2014

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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