Armageddon Dildos – Heut Nacht (EP – Alfa Matrix)

By Apr 23,2020

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Genre/Influences: EBM.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: Two years ago  the EP “Herbstseitlose” saw the German EBM act Armageddon Dildos get back into business. The EP was meant as a teaser to the new album –the first one since “Untergrunt” (2011). Ano 2020 Uwe Kanka is back again with a second EP announcing the new album “Dystopia”. Mathias Black did some additional programming and production work. He previously already worked with Armageddon Dildos as a remixer and producer.

Content: “Heut Nacht” is a solid piece of EBM reminding me a bit of the early hours. It has a strong DAF connotation –especially during the chorus, while the vocals have something grave. Remixes have been accomplished by Dave Anderson, Messiaen Noir, AD:key, Melting Rust Opera, First Aid 4 Souls and Flesh Wire. The remixes inject a real diversity, some of the artists having totally decomposed the original edit.

+ + + : The previous EP already was an interesting comeback, but “Heut Nacht” is probably the band’s best song in years! It’s a cool title track revealing a well-crafted, danceable EBM. It sounds a bit minimal-like, but definitely promising for the upcoming album. Among the remixes I noticed great contributions from label mates AD:key and First Aid 4 Souls. Especially the last mentioned Hungarian formation did a great job, boosting the song with extra power and dance vibes!

– – – : I was less convinced by the experimental exposure of Melting Rust Opera and Flesh Wire. This is not exactly the kind of remixes you expect for an EP released by an EBM band!

Conclusion: Time for “Dystopia” so we can really hear if Armageddon Dildos is back to improve its image and become again the EBM leader they were during the 90s!

Best songs: “Heut Nacht – Club Mix by First Aid 4 Souls”, “Heut Nacht – AD:key Mix”, “Heut Nacht”.

Rate: (7½).

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