Droid Sector Decay – Digital Violence (EP – Underground Industrial Records)
Genre/Influences: EBM, Industrial.
Background/Info: Next to their ‘retrospective’-album, Droid Sector Decay also released new material. “Digital Violence” is available as a single, but I here get a kind of mini-album featuring six songs.
Content: The old-school EBM influence is getting back at this work, but is less prominent. The band also experiments with more explicit Industrial sound treatments, the composition becoming more diversified.
+ + + : I still like the band’s EBM approach, which is mainly coming through at the title song. Another interesting cut is “Impetuous Infection Transmission” for its darker sound approach. And there’s also something to say about the production of the vocals at the opening track; I like the whispering female- and male vocals creating a spooky sensation.
– – – : There’re always cool songs featured at each new production of this band, but unfortunately they’re still missing a hit. Some of the songs remain too long.
Conclusion: I think this band has the potential to do better and especially after being active for more than ten years. Working with a real producer could be an idea.
Best songs: “Digital Violence”, “Impetus Infection Transmission”.
Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The donations are safely powered by Paypal.