Genre/Influences: EBM, Industrial.
Background/Info: “Chain Tactics” is the debut-EP by American artist Mark Trueman aka Choke Chain.
Content: All songs have a retro-feeling getting me back to the late 80s – early 90s and the early work of Revolting Cocks. I got the feeling listening to one long duration song split in 3 chapters. The vocals feel like expressing pain and rage.
+ + + : This is old-school EBM made in America and reminding me the golden years of Wax Trax! and more specifically Revolting Cocks; the mix of European EBM and American Industrial music! Even if this is old-style Electro, it has something refreshing.
– – – : There’s no real diversity between the songs.
Conclusion: Choke Chain is an interesting newcomer so I’ll keep an eye on this band.
Best songs: “Struggle”.
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