Genre/Influences: EBM, Body-Pop.
Background/Info: We all know Dimitri Berzerk as a ‘remixer’ and also as a label owner. But he last year also released a very own single/EP (cf. “My Love Is Electric”) featuring Franco Doglioli. He now strikes back with a new EP and invites Claus Larsen (Leather Strip) to sing.
Content: “Resist” sounds much more EBM-driven than the previous EP. Claus Larsen sings on two songs injecting his enraged way of singing on top of efficient EBM songs with some catchy choruses. Next to these songs you’ll find two more new cuts plus a cover version of Nena’s “Just A Dream” featuring the childish-like vocals of Pamuk.
+ + + : Dimitri Berzerk deals with a well-crafted and efficient EBM format; solid bass lines and somewhat catchy choruses. Claus Larsen brings his great and passionate vocals giving an extra boost to the songs. Both songs featuring Claus Larsen are the best ones, but I also have to mention the powerful remix of Orange Sector and another one by C-Lekktor. Dimitri Berzerk sounds inspired by bands like Front 242 and And One. The least I can say is he made a very good mix of these influences together with a personal input.
– – – : The cover version of Nena is an original one, but not exactly the most convincing cut.
Conclusion: “Resist” is definitely more convincing than the previous EP so I think this artist is progressively ready to release a full length album!
Best songs: “Ctrl+Alt+Del – Single Version feat. Claus Larsen”, “Endurance feat. Claus Larsen”, “Ctrl+Alt+Del – Orange Sector Remix”, “Ctrl+Alt+Del – C-Lekktor Remix”.