Various Artists - Defcon Three: Dirty World
While this is not to be confused by it's sister album Defcon 3.5: War In Heaven, Defcon Three: Dirty World is the new heavy-hitting compilation from London, UK based record label Armalyte Industries. While on one half it is a gigantic label sampler packed with thirty one tracks, it is also a charity driven compilation with all proceeds going to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), an organization preventing male suicide throughout the UK. So if you like the music and buy it know that your karma levels are going upwards and not downwards.
This compilation gears towards multiple genre fans throughout the industrial and harsh electronic scene, though it can dive outwards to the standards of metal and alternative rock with artists such as Econoline Crush and Officers appearing on the compilation with their tracks 'Heaven's Falling' and 'Silence the Frightening' respectively.
Fans of industrial rock/metal will have something to really get them sweating over considering PIG, Jeff Scheel of Gravity Kills, and Be My Enemy all make appearances on Defcon Three as well. A solid array of music from musicians who already have their hands deep within the minds of industrial's finest is always a grand spiel.
And for those of you who are looking for more electronically charged pieces you should look no further than the likes of Rabbit Junk's 'From the Ashes' and Cocksure's 'Heretic Hypocrite (Radio Edit)'. Both songs will feed your inner desire for crunchy electronics with a blast of energy.
Defcon Three: Dirty World is a good compilation, but as with most compilations there will be songs you admire, songs you hate, and songs you'll just find bland. I would say I found a good half of this compilation not to my taste but I was able to pick and choose and find a couple of new outfits I could possibly get into, and if a compilation is able to do that then I consider it successful.
Give this a shot and go help out a charity while you're at it.
Oct 18 2016
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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