Distoxia – Genocidio Espiritual (Album – Insane Records)
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: “Genocidio Espiritual” is the second official album by the Chilean project Distoxia. The album features 10 songs plus five remixes.
Content: From the very first notes and sequences you clearly recognize the influence of Mexican leading formations of Dark-Electro. I’m referring to Hocico and Amduscia. The work is characterized by hopping rhythms, haunting atmospheres, cold leads and Spanish vocals. The songs are pretty danceable although the last cut is more into an obscure, dreamy approach. Remixes have been accomplished by Empyres vs. Viscera Drip, Godless Cross, Sector 516, Shinigami IND and CyberLich.
+ + + : Chile already reveals a few interesting and qualitative Electro-underground bands. Among the darkest projects, Distoxia definitely sounds like a promising name. The new work sounds like a powerful exposure, which will definitely appeal for fans of Amduscia and Hocico. I like the switch from powerful cuts into dark-evasive passages. The ghost-like production of the vocals is matching with the sound. “Armadura De Clavos” and “Salvajismo Primordial” both are cool cuts, but I also recommend listening to the last song “Miles De Recuerdos”, which has a spooky, dreamy touch on top. Among the remixes I especially recommend “Contemplador Del Ocaso” remixed by Empyres vs. Viscera Drip. It’s also interesting discovering unknown artists who have been asked to remix.
– – – : Distoxia isn’t exactly what I would call an ‘original’ project although it’s an interesting album.
Conclusion: If you like Dark-Electro stereotypes, this album will definitely catch your attention.
Best songs: “Armadura De Clavos”, “Salvajismo Primordial”, “Miles De Recuerdos”, “Contemplador Del Ocaso – Empyres vs. Viscera Drip Remix”.
Label: http://insane-records.com / www.facebook.com/InsaneRecordsEU
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