Genre/Influences: Dark-Electro, Industrial.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Eduardo Córdova, Rat-Singer and Marcial Maciel set up Depraved Priest. Their self-titled debut album was released last year in their homeland Mexico by Sector Industrial Producciones.
Content: The name of the band, and also the pictures and the song titles are pretty provocative. Most of the samplings reinforce this provoking attitude. Sound-wise the songs are clearly inspired by Dark-Electronics with some Industrial sound treatments on top. There are no vocals, only samplings. Some of the last songs are a little more into minimalism.
+ + + : I think we can speak about a conceptual approach, which is a bit easy and cliché and yet I like it for the provoking attitude, the Catholic religion remaining very important in the Latino culture. The songs I prefer are the aforementioned more Minimal-electro driven pieces like “Blasphemy” and “Beats Of Death”.
– – – : The production is suffering from a lack of maturity in most of the aspects. Despite the digipak format the artwork looks pretty amateuristic and so sounds the music as well. The songs are unachieved.
Conclusion: This debut album by Depraved Priest can’t convince me at any single moment. The good thing about it is that future work can be only better!
Best songs: “Beats Of Death”.