Extize – Hellcome To The Titty Twister Club (CD Album – darkTunes Music Group)

Genre/Influences: Dark-electro, EBM, techno-body music.

Background/Info: This is the sixth full length by the French-German combo Extize. This album has been inspired by the legendary “Dusk Till Dawn”-movie from Quentin Tarantino.

Content: Extize is not what I would call a ‘stereotypical’ formation. It’s not that about the influences, which are mixing dark-electronics together with EBM and techno music, but it’s their global approach. Extize likes to make fun, which is an important element and trademark running through their sound. Crazy titles, funny lyrics and weird artwork, but at the other side it’s still alluring music. There’s a perfect mix between all influences, but the second part of the album reveals the better cuts.

The songs become more powerful and more technoid as well. There’s a track they did together with label mates SynthAttack and there also is a remix by Grendel.

+ + + : I first of all like the funny side of this band. It’s so different from the average dark-electro groups, which are always serious and dark-minded. Extize stands for pure party. They don’t take themselves too serious although composing serious and well-crafted music. There’s a perfect twist between all different influences. They’re experts in crafting carrying choruses. The last part of the album reveals different noticeable cuts. I’ve to mention the great track they did together with SynthAttack, which is pure violence and power. “The Devil Is A DJ” is a kind of hard-techno music with a little wink to Faithless. I also have to mention the more industrial-driven “KillEmAll” and the ultra-danceable bonus cut “Alles Was Ich Will”. Last, but not least “Angels Are Blind” has something refreshing.

– – – : There are 17 cuts features on this album so it’s quite understandable a few of them are a little less inspired.

Conclusion: Extize doesn’t stand for innovation and yet they’ve something really apart from other bands: a great sense of humor. This is one of the single formations I know dealing with dark-electro music that will make you dance, but also feeling good because of their sense of humor. Respect guys, you definitely rock!

Best songs: “Midnight feat. SynthAttack”, “Angels Are Blind”, “KillEmAll”, “Alles Was Ich Will  Bonus Track”, “The Slut With 3 Tits”, “Rockbitch”, “Follow The Soulless – Grendel Rmx”.

Rate: (8).

Artist: www.extize.com / www.facebook.com/EXTIZE666

Label: www.darktunes.com / www.facebook.com/darkTunesMusic