Aengeldust – Zucht (Digital EP – Alfa Matrix)
Genre/Influences: Dark-electro, industrial-electro.
Background/Info: After the astonishing “Agent Orange”-album Nadine ‘Engel’ Croona (Acylum, Totem Obscura) is back on track unleashing this extra EP featuring 3 new songs plus 10 remixes.
Content: The sound and influences haven’t changed at all. Aengeldust sounds harder than any other project Nadine is involved with. This is the industrial side of the Aengeldust ‘bitch’ and I can assure you it’s a new merciless assault.
Remixes were executed by Antibiosis, Endzeit, Acylum, Havokk, Siva Six, Kill The Sleeper, Parasite Of God, Nebelwächter, Siamgda and Kilmarth.
+ + + : Among the new cuts I especially like both opening tracks, which are mixing the dark-electro style of Wumpscut (definitely an important source of inspiration for the Acylum-gang) and pure harsh industrial music. The remixes (of songs that were originally released on the “Agent Orange”-album) are adding diversity, but can’t compete with the harshness of Aengeldust. I however like the work of Havokk for its bombast and Endzeit for the distorted power.
– – – : I expected a bit more out of Acylum, Siva Sixx and Siamgda. They’re for sure the most familiar names from the list although not delivering the most inspired cuts.
Conclusion: “Zucht” clearly is the EP that would have been originally released as extra disc on the limited edition of the album, but as the label seems to have changed its policy about limited editions we here get a nice and highly recommended EP confirming the industrial rage of Aengeldust.
Best songs: “Suicide Bomber – Havokk Remix”, “Zucht”, “Agent Orange – Endzeit Version”, “Suicide Bomber – Nebelwächter Remix”.