Various Artists - Evil Sinema vol. 2
Other This release is one that was accounted for by Slave Indvstries Collective, a record label and booking agency and an all around music whore. But not the kind of whore that is filled with diseases. I'm talking about the kind of whore that keeps condoms on her all the time and gives you a good fucking without making you pay up for it; they're the gentleman whore if such a thing exists.

Now, I don't know why, but something attracted me to this label as soon as I took my eyes upon it. They just seem very dedicated to the music that inspires them, and I absolutely LOVE that. As far as the release goes, Evil Sinema vol. 2 is a compilation album with a ton of talent pooled onto one release. However, the songs on the album are all fresh, new tracks that have not been released before, and have been put onto the album as exclusives.

What's more is that all these songs have been inspired by horror films. Even the artwork of the album screams that of horror; film runs in the corners, there's a blood stained knife on the cover, and the credit of the album is centered at the bottom of the scene just like a promotional poster for a movie.

A problem that may strike some is that a lot of these acts aren't too well known; for the life of me, I can't recall seeing any of the artists anywhere. However, that is not something that should be a turn off for anyone that takes a gander at this album; the songs are all pretty sweet, and the artists poured a lot of heart and soul into this compilation all based around the simple love of horror movies.

Onto the actual music, now. This is a nineteen track release, but I'm going to try and point out the tracks that really stuck out to me. Each song is without vocals, but each track delivers these extremely moody and edgy songs; some come on to be dark ambient, others are experimental in nature and deliver harshly.

You Will Love Me was definitely the first track that really popped out to me. The act that made the song is called VX Noir, and the song definitely brings out a film noir type setting; unsettling, creepy, like either someone's recounting a tale, or someone's walking down the wrong alley.

Another aspect of the album I should point out is that even though there are nineteen tracks, the album only comes out to be an hour and fourteen minutes long, which means that some of the songs are only two and a half minutes long or less. Which, in itself, isn't horrible. Take Civic TV Channel 83's Strippenzieher as an example. The song is only two minutes and twelve seconds long. It starts off fairly slow, I'd say almost jazz like in the beginning, but slowly works in the synths. And, well, it just comes out to be very lovely.

The one and only track I had some real beef with would be Microwaved's Halloween Theme, as the song is supposed to be a remix of (as the title blatantly puts) the theme song to John Carpenter's 1978 Halloween. However, for the first three minutes we get nothing but the original song with some samples from the flick, along with feedback. After that, it gets a little bass going with some experimental sounds, but even that really doesn't do much for me. And this was a shame for me, as Halloween does stand as all time favorite slasher film.

After all is said and done, this creepy and nightmarish conjuring album is worth the listen to. I loved it from start to finish (besides the one song), I actually was just telling myself today that I need to hold onto my money until I get paid again in a week, but I'm going to break my oath. I'm ordering that album whether I want to or not (which I really want to).
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Various Artists - Evil Sinema vol. 2

This release is one that was accounted for by Slave Indvstries Collective, a record label and booking agency and an all around music whore. But not the kind of whore that is filled with diseases. I'm talking about the kind of whore that keeps condoms on her all the time and gives you a good fucking without making you pay up for it; they're the gentleman whore if such a thing exists.

Now, I don't know why, but something attracted me to this label as soon as I took my eyes upon it. They just seem very dedicated to the music that inspires them, and I absolutely LOVE that. As far as the release goes, Evil Sinema vol. 2 is a compilation album with a ton of talent pooled onto one release. However, the songs on the album are all fresh, new tracks that have not been released before, and have been put onto the album as exclusives.

What's more is that all these songs have been inspired by horror films. Even the artwork of the album screams that of horror; film runs in the corners, there's a blood stained knife on the cover, and the credit of the album is centered at the bottom of the scene just like a promotional poster for a movie.

A problem that may strike some is that a lot of these acts aren't too well known; for the life of me, I can't recall seeing any of the artists anywhere. However, that is not something that should be a turn off for anyone that takes a gander at this album; the songs are all pretty sweet, and the artists poured a lot of heart and soul into this compilation all based around the simple love of horror movies.

Onto the actual music, now. This is a nineteen track release, but I'm going to try and point out the tracks that really stuck out to me. Each song is without vocals, but each track delivers these extremely moody and edgy songs; some come on to be dark ambient, others are experimental in nature and deliver harshly.

You Will Love Me was definitely the first track that really popped out to me. The act that made the song is called VX Noir, and the song definitely brings out a film noir type setting; unsettling, creepy, like either someone's recounting a tale, or someone's walking down the wrong alley.

Another aspect of the album I should point out is that even though there are nineteen tracks, the album only comes out to be an hour and fourteen minutes long, which means that some of the songs are only two and a half minutes long or less. Which, in itself, isn't horrible. Take Civic TV Channel 83's Strippenzieher as an example. The song is only two minutes and twelve seconds long. It starts off fairly slow, I'd say almost jazz like in the beginning, but slowly works in the synths. And, well, it just comes out to be very lovely.

The one and only track I had some real beef with would be Microwaved's Halloween Theme, as the song is supposed to be a remix of (as the title blatantly puts) the theme song to John Carpenter's 1978 Halloween. However, for the first three minutes we get nothing but the original song with some samples from the flick, along with feedback. After that, it gets a little bass going with some experimental sounds, but even that really doesn't do much for me. And this was a shame for me, as Halloween does stand as all time favorite slasher film.

After all is said and done, this creepy and nightmarish conjuring album is worth the listen to. I loved it from start to finish (besides the one song), I actually was just telling myself today that I need to hold onto my money until I get paid again in a week, but I'm going to break my oath. I'm ordering that album whether I want to or not (which I really want to). Jul 23 2013

Various Artists

Various artists is used on compilation albums. A compilation album comprises tracks which are compiled from other recordings, either previously released or unreleased.

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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