V▲LH▲LL + M‡яc▲ll▲ - GħØsŧs of ΛnŧįquįŧҰ
Witch House Alright, well, I wanna start off by saying that I just reviewed a V▲LH▲LL album just two days ago. However, I felt the need to do a review of another one of their albums, simply because I had a guilty conscience after reviewing †FIR3. That was a showcase of two very different artists' talents, and it just did not fuse together well at all. However, this time around, V▲LH▲LL teamed up with M‡яc▲ll▲ to create a split EP, and both artists are operating under the same table. Not only that, but the split EP is also available on BandCamp for free. So, kudos to these guys for allowing such a brilliant chunk of pure awesome be available for free.

I find that what I'm listening is definitely witch house, however, there is a shit ton of influences being brought onto the dinner table within this release. There are elements of dark electro, as well as just what we all love, which would be industrial, of course.

I found myself opening my eyes in shock to the beauty I found within V▲LH▲LL's "ANDV4RAN4U7". It caught me by surprise with just the intro beat. At first, there's just this sound of a record which has run its course and no longer has any more music to be played. It's either that, or the sound of grain from an old black and white film. However, there is noise in the background, as slight as it is, and then a low key electro rumbling comes into play.

Then, out of nowhere, comes in even more synth notes, combined with this ghost like singing from a female voice. However, that voice is paired with a very distorted and growling male voice. It really sounds like something that would be played in an end of the world scenario where God and his army fight Lucifer and his nightmares. It was truly an inspiration to listen to; I felt like I was being taken on a grand adventure with this one song.

However, that's not to say that V▲LH▲LL deserves all the credit. No, their partner in crime, M‡яc▲ll▲, is more than deserving of praise, and an audience standing and clapping for them. In comparison to V▲LH▲LL, their songs are a lot less noisy, a lot less harsh, even though V▲LH▲LL never really comes close to being to harsh. I guess the best term here would be to say that M‡яc▲ll▲ just isn't as loud. However, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

The only slight, and I mean very slight problem, that I found in this split EP is the fact that I could not pick out a stand out track from the M‡яc▲ll▲ half. Now, as I said, this EP is brilliant. Both sides are deserving of a lot of praise. But, there is just that lack of another track that really makes me blink twice, pinch myself, and ask, "Am I really awake? Is this song real?"

However, other than that, "GħØsŧs of ΛnŧįquįŧҰ" is near perfect. Again, I refuse to give any negatives about this album. Just because there isn't that one stand out track does not mean it ruins the whole album. What I find myself listening to in this very moment is pure ecstasy. A feeling of losing myself, and journeying onward to something greater. However, what that something is is something that everyone will have to find out on their own. And I can gladly and peacefully rest easy by giving this great release a 9.5 out of 10. This is great work from a project that just started last year, and I look forward to everything they'll put out in the near future.
5
Brutal Resonance

V▲LH▲LL + M‡яc▲ll▲ - GħØsŧs of ΛnŧįquįŧҰ

9.5
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2012
Alright, well, I wanna start off by saying that I just reviewed a V▲LH▲LL album just two days ago. However, I felt the need to do a review of another one of their albums, simply because I had a guilty conscience after reviewing †FIR3. That was a showcase of two very different artists' talents, and it just did not fuse together well at all. However, this time around, V▲LH▲LL teamed up with M‡яc▲ll▲ to create a split EP, and both artists are operating under the same table. Not only that, but the split EP is also available on BandCamp for free. So, kudos to these guys for allowing such a brilliant chunk of pure awesome be available for free.

I find that what I'm listening is definitely witch house, however, there is a shit ton of influences being brought onto the dinner table within this release. There are elements of dark electro, as well as just what we all love, which would be industrial, of course.

I found myself opening my eyes in shock to the beauty I found within V▲LH▲LL's "ANDV4RAN4U7". It caught me by surprise with just the intro beat. At first, there's just this sound of a record which has run its course and no longer has any more music to be played. It's either that, or the sound of grain from an old black and white film. However, there is noise in the background, as slight as it is, and then a low key electro rumbling comes into play.

Then, out of nowhere, comes in even more synth notes, combined with this ghost like singing from a female voice. However, that voice is paired with a very distorted and growling male voice. It really sounds like something that would be played in an end of the world scenario where God and his army fight Lucifer and his nightmares. It was truly an inspiration to listen to; I felt like I was being taken on a grand adventure with this one song.

However, that's not to say that V▲LH▲LL deserves all the credit. No, their partner in crime, M‡яc▲ll▲, is more than deserving of praise, and an audience standing and clapping for them. In comparison to V▲LH▲LL, their songs are a lot less noisy, a lot less harsh, even though V▲LH▲LL never really comes close to being to harsh. I guess the best term here would be to say that M‡яc▲ll▲ just isn't as loud. However, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

The only slight, and I mean very slight problem, that I found in this split EP is the fact that I could not pick out a stand out track from the M‡яc▲ll▲ half. Now, as I said, this EP is brilliant. Both sides are deserving of a lot of praise. But, there is just that lack of another track that really makes me blink twice, pinch myself, and ask, "Am I really awake? Is this song real?"

However, other than that, "GħØsŧs of ΛnŧįquįŧҰ" is near perfect. Again, I refuse to give any negatives about this album. Just because there isn't that one stand out track does not mean it ruins the whole album. What I find myself listening to in this very moment is pure ecstasy. A feeling of losing myself, and journeying onward to something greater. However, what that something is is something that everyone will have to find out on their own. And I can gladly and peacefully rest easy by giving this great release a 9.5 out of 10. This is great work from a project that just started last year, and I look forward to everything they'll put out in the near future. May 23 2013

Off label

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

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
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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