Virtual Terrorist - Source Code EP
Powernoise, Industrial Contrary to the popular internet belief that Canadians can only act angry when their favorite hockey team loses, Virtual Terrorist arrives on the scene with some aggressive powernoise driven antics. Although first starting off as an act without a label, Siborg, the solo man behind all the project's sounds, impressed CRL Studios enough to get signed on.

Should you find yourself picking up a physical copy, you will find yourself bestowed with not only the CD, but also a sticker and a floppy disk drive containing a bonus track. That's really neat and all; if only I still had a PC with a floppy disk drive to get it.

However, what I have is a simple digital promo copy of the EP (which I hope to change into a physical copy sometime soon in the future). Now, the EP starts off with Firewall Breaker (Premium Edition). Serving up a nice hard beat filled with a pretty steady beat that slams rigid and well when the tone gets hot and heavy, there's a lot of love in this one song.

And that trend continues with each song thereafter. We're served up slamming beat after slamming beat; however, there is not a thing wrong with that. The sole purpose of this album was to deliver nice, hard industrial technoize (as the artist so chooses to describe himself).

Not only that, but the final two songs on the album are remixed by popular industrial musician Noisuf-X and rhythmic noise act W.A.S.T.E.. The W.A.S.T.E. Remix of Corporate Warefare does a swell job in not necessarily completely transforming the song, but putting a slight twist on the song. The Noisuf-X Remix of Source Code definitely adds more of an electronic element to it, which gets rid of the rough edge in a sense. Nonetheless, it was still enjoyable.

Now, as far as EPs go, I think this one was played off very well. Rather than just creating a single and adding forty five different remixes to it, they were able to create five really great songs and get some true talent attached to the album in the form of remixes. I appreciate the effort shown here within this album, and I can't wait to see what this EP will lead to next.
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Brutal Resonance

Virtual Terrorist - Source Code EP

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2014 by CRL Studios
Contrary to the popular internet belief that Canadians can only act angry when their favorite hockey team loses, Virtual Terrorist arrives on the scene with some aggressive powernoise driven antics. Although first starting off as an act without a label, Siborg, the solo man behind all the project's sounds, impressed CRL Studios enough to get signed on.

Should you find yourself picking up a physical copy, you will find yourself bestowed with not only the CD, but also a sticker and a floppy disk drive containing a bonus track. That's really neat and all; if only I still had a PC with a floppy disk drive to get it.

However, what I have is a simple digital promo copy of the EP (which I hope to change into a physical copy sometime soon in the future). Now, the EP starts off with Firewall Breaker (Premium Edition). Serving up a nice hard beat filled with a pretty steady beat that slams rigid and well when the tone gets hot and heavy, there's a lot of love in this one song.

And that trend continues with each song thereafter. We're served up slamming beat after slamming beat; however, there is not a thing wrong with that. The sole purpose of this album was to deliver nice, hard industrial technoize (as the artist so chooses to describe himself).

Not only that, but the final two songs on the album are remixed by popular industrial musician Noisuf-X and rhythmic noise act W.A.S.T.E.. The W.A.S.T.E. Remix of Corporate Warefare does a swell job in not necessarily completely transforming the song, but putting a slight twist on the song. The Noisuf-X Remix of Source Code definitely adds more of an electronic element to it, which gets rid of the rough edge in a sense. Nonetheless, it was still enjoyable.

Now, as far as EPs go, I think this one was played off very well. Rather than just creating a single and adding forty five different remixes to it, they were able to create five really great songs and get some true talent attached to the album in the form of remixes. I appreciate the effort shown here within this album, and I can't wait to see what this EP will lead to next. May 04 2014

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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