Genre/Influences: Dark-Electro, Industrial.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Belgian solo-project Dreadfool is driven by Benoît Buyse. We this year welcome the new self-released album of this artist.
Content: “The Final frontier” stands for a mix of Dark-Electro and Industrial music with some extra elements like Dark-Techno on top. The sound is unpolished and raw. The album features 10 songs plus 2 remixes by Deleritas and Ethan Fawkes.
+ + + : I first of all have to say a word about the great artwork of this album. The oval, metallic box looks really cool and is totally appropriated to this kind of music. This is a great, artistic, DIY exposure. Sound-wise the music fits to the metal box; the harsh, unpolished, brutal, sound treatments sound like an antidote to high-tech production. Dreadfool in a way brings the retro-sensation of 90s demos alive. I recommend listening to “High Precision Weapons” and “Hurt” which are my personal favorites.
– – – : I however would be curious discovering this album with a high-tech production which I’m sure would reach a wider audience. The main point that hurts is the lack of diversity in the composition.
Conclusion: Dreadfool is an interesting project for lovers of retro Dark-Electro music.
Best songs: “High Precision Weapons”, “Hurt” , Firelight”.
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