Curse Mackey – Instant Exorcism (CD Album – Negative Gain Productions)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-electronics, industrial, industrial-pop.

Background/Info: Some of you for sure know Curse Mackey for his involvement in bands such as Pigface and My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult while he’s also the front man of Evil Mothers. “Instant Exorcism” is the artist’s solo-debut although he got some help from guests.

Content: I get the impression Curse Mackay had a lot of ideas to exorcise he probably didn’t found back in his other projects. That’s why this work is a little less versatile moving from good-old 80s influences to EBM and even a kind of industrial music refined with some pop elements. The songs are powerful, dark and bombastic. Notice by the way Clan Of Xymox front man Ronny Moorings played some guitar on the album.

+ + + : One thing is for sure, this artist has a very unique style, which is eclectic, hard to define, but never an emulation of other artists. I like the 80s touch running through the work, but I’m also fond of the dark and bombastic “Blowmindr”. The bass line of this song is absolutely great. Another attention grabber is “After You, Destruction” for the EBM flavor.

– – – : I sometimes miss a bit of cohesion between the songs. It feels a bit like Curse Mackey maybe experimented with too many ideas on the same opus.

Conclusion: This work is powerful production mixing very different style so in the end it makes me think of an imaginary industrial shop window.

Best songs: “Blowmindr”, “After You, Destruction”, “Secrets Of The Resurrection”.

Rate: (7).


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