Offering (Feat. Caitlin Stokes) Darkwave VVMPYRE VVMPYRE is a culmination of a love for multiple genres and films, including darkwave, electro, general club beats, horror, and (as the title suggests) vampires. The mostly anonymous producer seems to have gotten their start by remixing the likes of Elyxir & Neilio as well as Nanoverse & Vinnythabone before releasing their debut EP "Your Flesh Is Calling". Their music quickly caught on with fans who appreciated their morbid take on electronic music, which led to VVMPYRE releasing two EPs back-to-back, both "Afterlife" and "Music from the Afterlife City Club". Their presence has not dwindled as they are back so soon with their latest single, 'Offering'. Offering by VVMPYRESynthesized low-pitched vocals decorate the background in an ever-so-delicate ambient touch. It gives it an ancient, blood-hungry sound. The club beats roll in ever so slowly as Brandon Ashley of DTuned Brighton Productions brings a gothic offering with a piercing guitar. All throughout the track, there's an orchestral touch giving it a further vampiric and occult flavor. VVMPYRE also collaborated with Caitlin Stokes of Corlyx. Her voice is never unappreciated (her talent has led her to collaborations with the likes of Krate, ESA, and Moaan Exis to name a few). She morphs into her role on this song, utilizing elongated words and a bit of a dream-like presence to nail the vocals. The complaints I have about the song are minor, but they should be stated nonetheless. I felt as if the bass drops were a bit soft and not as crisp or clear as they should have been. I also felt that, especially during the chorus, that all the instruments and Caitlin's voice melted together too much; it was hard to appreciate each separate detail on its own. Nonetheless, I appreciate and enjoy VVMPYRE's 'Offering'. It's a fun little club song that reminds me a lot of what Blutengel accomplished with their single 'Reich mir die Hand'. And what goth doesn't appreciate a good vampire club? Seven out of ten. This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page. 450
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VVMPYRE - Offering (Feat. Caitlin Stokes)

7.0
"Good"
Released off label 2022
VVMPYRE is a culmination of a love for multiple genres and films, including darkwave, electro, general club beats, horror, and (as the title suggests) vampires. The mostly anonymous producer seems to have gotten their start by remixing the likes of Elyxir & Neilio as well as Nanoverse & Vinnythabone before releasing their debut EP "Your Flesh Is Calling". Their music quickly caught on with fans who appreciated their morbid take on electronic music, which led to VVMPYRE releasing two EPs back-to-back, both "Afterlife" and "Music from the Afterlife City Club". Their presence has not dwindled as they are back so soon with their latest single, 'Offering'. 



Synthesized low-pitched vocals decorate the background in an ever-so-delicate ambient touch. It gives it an ancient, blood-hungry sound. The club beats roll in ever so slowly as Brandon Ashley of DTuned Brighton Productions brings a gothic offering with a piercing guitar. All throughout the track, there's an orchestral touch giving it a further vampiric and occult flavor. VVMPYRE also collaborated with Caitlin Stokes of Corlyx. Her voice is never unappreciated (her talent has led her to collaborations with the likes of Krate, ESA, and Moaan Exis to name a few). She morphs into her role on this song, utilizing elongated words and a bit of a dream-like presence to nail the vocals. 

The complaints I have about the song are minor, but they should be stated nonetheless. I felt as if the bass drops were a bit soft and not as crisp or clear as they should have been. I also felt that, especially during the chorus, that all the instruments and Caitlin's voice melted together too much; it was hard to appreciate each separate detail on its own. 

Nonetheless, I appreciate and enjoy VVMPYRE's 'Offering'. It's a fun little club song that reminds me a lot of what Blutengel accomplished with their single 'Reich mir die Hand'. And what goth doesn't appreciate a good vampire club? Seven out of ten. 

This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page.
Feb 22 2022

Off label

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

Steven Gullotta

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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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