Genre/Influences: Industrial, electro-rock.
Background/Info: Freak Injection is a French combo based in Paris. The band previously released a few EP’s and this year unleashed the debut album on darkTunes.
Content: After the intro cut Freak Injection directly reveals some of their influences; somewhere in between the power of The Prodigy, the punkish touch of Lords Of Acid and a carrying chorus reminding KLF! They definitely offer a solid sonic melting pot mixing guitars and electronics with heavy –and sometimes broken, rhythms. The female vocals have something hot; a fusion between sensuality and provocation.
+ + + : Freak Injection have the look, and also has a sound. Even if it’s not the most ‘original’ sound, I think there’s not enough bands in their vein. “Daddy Is The Devil” is an enraged production, mixing industrial, punk and pure rock’n’roll. “Freaky Doll” perfectly illustrates this band sound and global approach. I also have to mention the hot sounding “Sex Me”, which will appeal for all lovers of Lords Of Acid.
– – – : The ideas are good, but I’m sometimes missing a few little details to speak about a completely successful work. Especially the choruses could be a little more carrying and elevating.
Conclusion: If you like powerful- and sexy industrial music composed by punks, Freak Injection will be your dope! Not bad for a debut album.
Best songs: “Freaky Doll”, “”Sex Me”, “Daddy Is The Devil”, “Sex Voodoo & Rock’n’Roll”.
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