Dead Whorez Industrial Metal, Harsh EBM NPMN With all the 'We demand Better' arguments circulating around, and Neon/Cyber elements receiving seriously critical feedback across the internet, California's N.P.M.N ( Neco Praeoccupor Morte Nex) have arrived at a seriously bad time. Especially with the title of this release. That being said, their transition into metal/trance/aggrotech isn't one that's attempted too often, and their clever (although somewhat clichéd) use of latin at least nullifies the 'no brain, no talent' argument. Is this enough to silent the critics and make a delightful demo? "Eternal Miseries" starts with a C-Lekktor style progression, dwelling in the trance-inspired distorted areas that we come to expect from this trope. It's instrumental however, and at just short of three minutes takes a calculated gamble. "Fucking666" won't win over people who are still looking for excuses to slam the traditional, but it has some merit. It starts off slowly and actually sounds brooding and unique. I can't talk about presets or composition, as I'm not a composer and have never touched a VST/DAW/etc, but it doesn't sound too familiar. It's eight minutes long, and the vocals are really low in the mix, which for me is a point that needs to be worked on. It doesn't kill the demo for me, but it raises a deep concern. This release actually has a clear identity. It's 7 tracks and 50 minutes. Most tracks are at least 7:00 or longer. NPMN's music is not amazing, but it's playable in clubs, and the duo have some semblance of ability. With a much-needed mastering, this release could be picked up - as for silencing the naysayers? It won't happen, but at least the usual moot points don't apply. I'll look for future material. I'm not convinced by this, but I've reviewed worse and gone on to become a fan. I suggest that the duo focus on "Ecomog" as a track to push - it's seriously bouncy. 350
Brutal Resonance

NPMN - Dead Whorez

5.5
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2012
With all the 'We demand Better' arguments circulating around, and Neon/Cyber elements receiving seriously critical feedback across the internet, California's N.P.M.N ( Neco Praeoccupor Morte Nex) have arrived at a seriously bad time. Especially with the title of this release.

That being said, their transition into metal/trance/aggrotech isn't one that's attempted too often, and their clever (although somewhat clichéd) use of latin at least nullifies the 'no brain, no talent' argument. Is this enough to silent the critics and make a delightful demo?

"Eternal Miseries" starts with a C-Lekktor style progression, dwelling in the trance-inspired distorted areas that we come to expect from this trope. It's instrumental however, and at just short of three minutes takes a calculated gamble.

"Fucking666" won't win over people who are still looking for excuses to slam the traditional, but it has some merit. It starts off slowly and actually sounds brooding and unique. I can't talk about presets or composition, as I'm not a composer and have never touched a VST/DAW/etc, but it doesn't sound too familiar. It's eight minutes long, and the vocals are really low in the mix, which for me is a point that needs to be worked on. It doesn't kill the demo for me, but it raises a deep concern.

This release actually has a clear identity. It's 7 tracks and 50 minutes. Most tracks are at least 7:00 or longer. NPMN's music is not amazing, but it's playable in clubs, and the duo have some semblance of ability. With a much-needed mastering, this release could be picked up - as for silencing the naysayers? It won't happen, but at least the usual moot points don't apply.

I'll look for future material. I'm not convinced by this, but I've reviewed worse and gone on to become a fan. I suggest that the duo focus on "Ecomog" as a track to push - it's seriously bouncy.
Sep 21 2012

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Nick Quarm

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