Metal Disco - Devil Explicit
Last year Werkstatt Recordings released Metal Disco's Tease EP to many analogue lovers delight. Now in 2017 on Detonic Recordings, Metal Disco unveils its finest work to date, Devil Explicit. Metal Disco is the alter ego of Toxic Razor, the proprietor of Werkstatt Recordings, the man behind Beatbox Machinery and one half of the well-documented minimal synth duo Paradox Obscur.
For those familiar with Toxic Razor, you know he has slight obsession with black metal. Not being a huge fan of any metal, naturally I figured this to be his extreme metal outlet given the name and the imagery of all of the releases. I could not have been more wrong. It is not metal nor is it disco in any way. Devil Explicit captures a lot of the edgy subject matter that counter-culture loves to shock and awe us with. Metal Disco delivers icy cold compositions with echoed vocals remotely similar to Absolute Body Control and plenty of dark minimal synth programming, laced with varying tempo changes throughout each and every track. 'Destroyer' will certainly resonate with its higher BPMs and catchy chorus while 'Silence In Your Eyes' will draw you in with its creative synth lines and elaborate programming. 'Serial Killer' may give a chuckle in the lyrics, but like every track on Devil Explicit, there is method to Metal Disco's approach to music.
Fans of Werkstatt Recordings and Beatbox Machinery will certainly dig this DIY kicker of a release. I must say i'm very impressed with this Detonic Recordings release of the new Metal Disco mini album Devil Explicit. This could easily go under your radar, so check it out! I'm glad I did! Remember, destruction is the key.
Jul 04 2017
Eternally foraging and exploring the underbelly of punk, post punk and electronic music trying to find the Byzantiums and Innisfrees that separate us from hells that shadow us. Reviewer since 2012
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