Genre/Influences: EBM, Minimal-Electro.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: UK project Dead Lights has been introduced as ‘androgynous and visceral creators of raw art that disrupts gender and genre’. This debut album features nine new songs plus six songs from both previously released EP’s “Death Pop” and “Hex”.
Content: The songs are carried by solid EBM-driven bass lines and minimal Electronic treatments. The songs have been accomplished by filtered sequences, passages with good-old strings and male – female vocal lines. The songs from the album are perfectly matching with the EP’s tracks, whereon you’ll find the best cuts from Dead Lights.
+ + + : Dead Lights composes a kind of sexy EBM with a personal, minimal touch on top. I like the bass lines, but still the way the band achieved their songs. There’s a nice twist between harder- and somewhat softer cuts, but the more elaborated and harder songs definitely are the best ones. I would recommend listening to “Plastic Girl” and “The Future” plus the EP-tracks “Death Pop”, “Hex” and “Format The World”. The most original element from the album is the atypical drum patterns driven through a few songs, which are less typically EBM, but just great.
– – – : Dead Lights is a band you’ve to discover; so let’s hope they’ll get opportunities to play live and spread their sound over the EBM scene.
Conclusion: Dead Lights is a cool discovery for lovers of EBM in search of something a little bit different from the rest.
Best songs: “Hex”, “Death Pop”, “Plastic Girl”, “The Future”, “Format The World”, “Futile”, “The Raven”.