I Kill Electro-Industrial, EBM Blackcentr 'I Kill' is the first release from Blackcentr on their new label Crunch Pod. Even though it's labelled as an EP, it's more like a single with two tracks and a few remixes. There's even a remix by Aesthetic Perfection of the title track and that's not so far fetched. I would not say that Blackcentr and Aesthetic Perfection is twins, but they are sure related, or at least like two redneck cousins that got married. Even though the mastering leaves a bit to wish for, "I Kill" is a great dance floor stomping track. Stark Hazard's vocals are great and work well more or less clean. The melodies and music could be a bit more varied and with some more spice, but if you don't break sweat to this tune, your not dancing as hard as you should. The B-side is called "Temptation" and it makes me a bit worried for Blackcentr's future full releases. It's not bad, but on the other hand, not as great as the title track. The beat is cool, but I would rather have seen it used properly. I want this one with fewer samples, less panting female repetitive vocals and more real vocals. That is where this track is at its best and it's such a little part of the song. If Blackcentr want to play with the big guys with a full album release, they might have to step it up a little. The Aesthetic Perfection remix is great and even if I'm generally not a great fan of vocoders, it works well and Mr Graves sure knows what he is doing. I stand confused by the two last remixes though, especially the Starmachine remix where the sound quality is awful and the track is not close to the standard needed. Released as a true single with the two tracks and the Aesthetic Perfection remix would most defiantly worked in their advantage. Still, even though I'm aware that I have done some ranting, I do like Blackcentr. See it more like a father rebukes his child. It's only done with love and care. 450
Brutal Resonance

Blackcentr - I Kill

7.0
"Good"
Spotify
Released 2011 by Crunch Pod
'I Kill' is the first release from Blackcentr on their new label Crunch Pod. Even though it's labelled as an EP, it's more like a single with two tracks and a few remixes. There's even a remix by Aesthetic Perfection of the title track and that's not so far fetched. I would not say that Blackcentr and Aesthetic Perfection is twins, but they are sure related, or at least like two redneck cousins that got married.

Even though the mastering leaves a bit to wish for, "I Kill" is a great dance floor stomping track. Stark Hazard's vocals are great and work well more or less clean. The melodies and music could be a bit more varied and with some more spice, but if you don't break sweat to this tune, your not dancing as hard as you should.

The B-side is called "Temptation" and it makes me a bit worried for Blackcentr's future full releases. It's not bad, but on the other hand, not as great as the title track. The beat is cool, but I would rather have seen it used properly. I want this one with fewer samples, less panting female repetitive vocals and more real vocals. That is where this track is at its best and it's such a little part of the song. If Blackcentr want to play with the big guys with a full album release, they might have to step it up a little.

The Aesthetic Perfection remix is great and even if I'm generally not a great fan of vocoders, it works well and Mr Graves sure knows what he is doing. I stand confused by the two last remixes though, especially the Starmachine remix where the sound quality is awful and the track is not close to the standard needed. Released as a true single with the two tracks and the Aesthetic Perfection remix would most defiantly worked in their advantage.

Still, even though I'm aware that I have done some ranting, I do like Blackcentr. See it more like a father rebukes his child. It's only done with love and care.
May 18 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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