Format: Digital, 3CD.
Background/Info: Mexican Amduscia is back on track, unleashing a new album (cf. “Existe”), but still a kind of celebration edit featuring two extra discs to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary. There have been two periods in the band’s history; the first one featuring the Acevedo brothers Edgar and Polo, plus Raul Montenogo and the second period, which came after Edgar’s death (2010). So “Existe” will bring you the first new album since 2013 (cf. “Filofobia”) plus a ‘best of’ album and a last disc featuring the songs from the band’s self-released debut album “Perdicion Perversion Demencia”.
Content: Get ready for 39 songs of heavy dark-electronics. We take off with the new album “Existe” where you rapidly will recognize the main ingredients Amduscia has always used to accomplish their music; heavy rhythms, hopping sequences, cold leads, Spanish spoken samplings and the harsh vocals’ production of Polo Acevedo. Time moved on, but had no real impact on this band! Especially the second part of the work reveals the best cuts. Polo sings in Spanish- and English language, but the lyrics remain hard to understand, expressing rage, hate and fear!
The second disc brings a ‘best of’ where the band selected 13 tracks from their discography. Amduscia gets back to the early years of the band, when Edgar was still the front man. It’s an opportunity to rediscover some of the Mexicans biggest hits such as “Dead Or alive”, “Impulso Biomecanico”, but also other favorites such as “Seal You In Red”, “Melodies For The Devil” and “Solo Maquina”.
Last, but not least the last disc is a real must have if you never heard the self-released debut album of the band. It sounds rough, but still revealing the typical sound DNa of Amduscia. Some cuts are demo versions. There also is a bonus track.
+ + + : Amduscia is without a shadow of doubt, together with Hocico and C-Lekktor the Mexican, one of the absolute masters of the Mexican dark-electro and aggrotech scene, but still one of the most prominent bands in the genre world-wide. They’ve what I call a proper sound DNA, which you’ll immediately recognize. The songs are nearly all danceable, but the main characteristics remain the hostile atmosphere recovering the songs, which are carried by a devilish tempo and menacing bass lines while the shouting vocals make you feel all the anger and rage. This album is a must have for bringing the past and the present together. The third disc is a nice gift. The digipak format is a great artistic format to celebrate this band’s twenty anniversary.
– – – : I can’t affirm “Existe” is the best studio album from Amduscia. I’m here speaking about the new work! The second part of the album sounds cool, but globally speaking this is not the Amduscia album I would recommend to discover this great formation.
Conclusion: Amduscia is back with new work plus a special celebration release. I guess the fans can be only satisfied!
Best songs: “Muerte Sin Control”, “Existe”, “9 Letters” + “Solo Maquina – Antihuman Remix”, “Melodies For The Devil”, “Seal You In Red”, “Evil song – Paradise Mix” + “Perversión, Perdición, Demencia”, “Perverse Part”.