April 12, 2024

Funker Vogt – Death Seed (EP – RepoRecords)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Electro.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: German sonic ogre Funker Vogt is back. The new EP features new singer Bastian Polak (Intent:Outtake) while Gerrit Thomas and René Dornbusch took care of the composition. “Death Seed” is an appetizer to the announced new full length album.

Content: This EP sounds like the familiar, hard-hitting Electro stuff from Funker Vogt. We get 2 edits of the title song plus 2 edits of “Questions Their Answers” and the extra, hard, track “A Hundred Ways To Die”.

+ + + : I must say Bastian Polak sounds like the right casting to become the new singer of the band. His powerful and charismatic timbre of voice comes closer to the original singer Jens Kästel than to Chris L (the second singer). The title song is a powerful and melodic piece but the real ‘hit’ to me is the enraged “A Hundred Ways To Die”. I prefer both alternative mixes to the original edits of “Death Seed” and “Question Their Answers”.

– – – : Maybe these new songs will not become the biggest hits of this band but they’re still kicking stuff.

Conclusion: This new EP sounds already for a new chapter in the band’s history but also a cool teaser to the upcoming full length.

Best songs: “A Hundred Ways To Die”, “Death seed – Ackermix”, “Questions Their Answers – Answer Their Questions Mix”.

Rate: 7½.

Artist: www.funkervogt.de / www.facebook.com/officialfunkervogt

Label: www.reporecords.de / www.facebook.com/pages/Repo-Records/119590774857404

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