X Marks The Pedwalk - Cenotaph
Industrial Yet time for another review of Infacted Recordings limited EBM Classics releases and this time it has come to X Marks The Pedwalk, the Germans with a more Canadian sound than the Canadians. Infacted Recordings has actually released three collections from XMTP, but 'Cenotaph' is the second one out and covers bits and pieces from the releases such as 'Cenotaph', 'The Trap', 'Human Desolution' and more.

If you have missed X Marks The Pedwalk for some reason and you are a fan of their most obvious influence, Skinny Puppy, this is surely a release for you and a great entry point for learning more about this band.

I truly enjoy the sound of gritty electronic sounds together with vocals filled with hate, anxiety and fear. You are filled up with the exact same emotions you get when you see Skinny Puppy's "Ain't It Dead Yet?". As you hopefully understand, that's a complement. It's raw, uncut and extravagant.

Unfortunately the live versions included on this release are a bit to gritty and untamed for my taste, even though "Paranoid Illusions" is great in its live version. Still, I enjoy the more well produced studio versions the most with tracks like amazing "Cenotaph" and the great "Paranoid Illusions", "Helpless", "The Trap" and "I See You".

Yet another good Classics release from Infacted Recordings. If you are a fan of EBM, you should collect them all, just like Pokémons.
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X Marks The Pedwalk - Cenotaph

Yet time for another review of Infacted Recordings limited EBM Classics releases and this time it has come to X Marks The Pedwalk, the Germans with a more Canadian sound than the Canadians. Infacted Recordings has actually released three collections from XMTP, but 'Cenotaph' is the second one out and covers bits and pieces from the releases such as 'Cenotaph', 'The Trap', 'Human Desolution' and more.

If you have missed X Marks The Pedwalk for some reason and you are a fan of their most obvious influence, Skinny Puppy, this is surely a release for you and a great entry point for learning more about this band.

I truly enjoy the sound of gritty electronic sounds together with vocals filled with hate, anxiety and fear. You are filled up with the exact same emotions you get when you see Skinny Puppy's "Ain't It Dead Yet?". As you hopefully understand, that's a complement. It's raw, uncut and extravagant.

Unfortunately the live versions included on this release are a bit to gritty and untamed for my taste, even though "Paranoid Illusions" is great in its live version. Still, I enjoy the more well produced studio versions the most with tracks like amazing "Cenotaph" and the great "Paranoid Illusions", "Helpless", "The Trap" and "I See You".

Yet another good Classics release from Infacted Recordings. If you are a fan of EBM, you should collect them all, just like Pokémons.
May 13 2011

Patrik Lindström

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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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