Acylum – Sieg Oder Walhalla (EP – Alfa Matrix)
Background/Info: Five years have passed since the last Acylum album “Pest”. The German duo Pedro- and Nadine Engel are back with a new EP announcing the upcoming full length “Kampf Dem Verderb” announced for early 2021.
Content: The title song is a rough piece of (h)el(l)ectro music featuring Industrial sound treatments. Harsh vocals are resonating, like a prelude to terror. The title track has been remixed by Second Attack vs. Adeonesis, Stahlnebel & Black Selket, Sin D.N.A. and Wolfchild.
We also get the song “Fire”; a kind of tormented B-side song and a remix of the upcoming album title-song by Benjamin’s Plague.
+ + + : “Sieg Oder Walhalla” is not the best song I’ve heard from Acylum, but it’s definitely a title song for an EP. It’s filled with power, rage and rough sound treatments creating an obscure, terror-like atmosphere. And everything reflects this atmosphere in the work of Acylum, even the B-side song “Fire”, which accentuates this uncomfortable feeling when listening to Acylum. Who better than this band deserves the label (h)el(l)ectro-music? Among the remixes I especially recommend the remix by Stahlnebel & Black Selket, which boosted the danceable vibes of the original version. WolfChild’s remix is another attention grabber and I especially enjoyed the extra lead they added in the end of the song.
– – – : I expected a bit more from the remixes generally speaking.
Conclusion: Up to the new album of Acylum and I’m really wondering if it will have a similar impact as “Pest”.
Best songs: “Sieg Oder Walhalla”, “Sieg Oder Walhalla – Touched by Stahlnebel & Black Selket”, “Sieg Oder Walhalla – WolfChild Remix”.
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