Suicidal EP Dark Electro, Harsh EBM Andro-Dioxin I don't know what's going on, but there seems to be tons of great EBM coming out of Mexico these days, and the Engraved Ritual label is bringing a lot of it to us. Today, it's the 'Suicidal EP' Andro-Dioxin, a Mexican duo whose 'Dioxin City' release was reviewed here recently. The new EP consists mostly of the track "Suicidal" along several remixes, plus a remix of "Forever". Since this EP revolves around a single song, I'd hope for a really strong one, and Andro-Dioxin does not disappoint. They put together a great dancefloor track in Suicidal. I love the driving beat, and the continuous attack of the synth line that appears through out is fantastic, whether you're listening with headphones or through a good stereo system. The vocals have just the right amount of distortion and aggression. This track has a lot of replay value and will get you up and moving. The 4 remixes are good, too. Each of the remixes stays faithful to the original track, but approaches it in a slightly different way, from the spacier yet pared down Subliminal Code remix, to the uptempo, brutal Larva remix. Of these, I think my favorite is the Ed-X Kaotyka remix for its bass line, but they're all good and bring something a little different to the table. The last track on the EP, "Forever (Mordacious Remix)" is a unique track that I suspect people will either love or hate. It has great instrumentation, but the vocals are so different from the rest of the EP that I stopped for a moment to make sure I hadn't inadvertently switched albums. They're relatively clean, alternating between a spoken word/rap vibe and more metal-style vocal work. It's an interesting idea, but the execution doesn't quite work for me. Otherwise, though, this a very strong release from Andro-Dioxin. Last I read, they had a handful of the very limited 50 CD release available for purchase for $5 USD; if you happen to miss that, you can still grab the digital release for free. 450
Brutal Resonance

Andro-Dioxin - Suicidal EP

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2012 by Engraved Ritual
I don't know what's going on, but there seems to be tons of great EBM coming out of Mexico these days, and the Engraved Ritual label is bringing a lot of it to us. Today, it's the 'Suicidal EP' Andro-Dioxin, a Mexican duo whose 'Dioxin City' release was reviewed here recently. The new EP consists mostly of the track "Suicidal" along several remixes, plus a remix of "Forever".

Since this EP revolves around a single song, I'd hope for a really strong one, and Andro-Dioxin does not disappoint. They put together a great dancefloor track in Suicidal. I love the driving beat, and the continuous attack of the synth line that appears through out is fantastic, whether you're listening with headphones or through a good stereo system. The vocals have just the right amount of distortion and aggression. This track has a lot of replay value and will get you up and moving.

The 4 remixes are good, too. Each of the remixes stays faithful to the original track, but approaches it in a slightly different way, from the spacier yet pared down Subliminal Code remix, to the uptempo, brutal Larva remix. Of these, I think my favorite is the Ed-X Kaotyka remix for its bass line, but they're all good and bring something a little different to the table.

The last track on the EP, "Forever (Mordacious Remix)" is a unique track that I suspect people will either love or hate. It has great instrumentation, but the vocals are so different from the rest of the EP that I stopped for a moment to make sure I hadn't inadvertently switched albums. They're relatively clean, alternating between a spoken word/rap vibe and more metal-style vocal work. It's an interesting idea, but the execution doesn't quite work for me. Otherwise, though, this a very strong release from Andro-Dioxin. Last I read, they had a handful of the very limited 50 CD release available for purchase for $5 USD; if you happen to miss that, you can still grab the digital release for free.
Mar 21 2012

Karl Middlebrooks

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