Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Early this year Funker Vogt unleashed one of their best albums to date (cf. “Element 115”). The German formation driven by core member and operator Gerrit Thomas seems to have found a second breath since Chris L. joined in. The band has been prolific, unleashing this EP featuring five new songs plus three remixes.
Content: The new songs are in the vein and continuation of “Element 115”. Funker Vogt stands for merciless Electro driven by hard kicks, melodic, but aggressive sequences, elevating choruses and enraged vocals. The opening song “Element 115” stands for this aggressive dance boost, but I can also mention “The Path Of The Gods” and “Stranger”. The band itself remixed the songs “Abducted”, “A Step Into The dark” and “What If I’m Wrong?”, which are songs originally released on the last album.
+ + + : The new Funker Vogt production is getting back to the original power of the band, but the production became more accomplished; rough and brutal, but still refined and melodic. You recognize the arrangements of Gerrit Thomas while singer Chris L. seems to add this little extra to the sound. Among the new songs there’re a few great pieces. “Stranger” is the absolute masterpiece; rough and merciless cadence joined by the typical Funker Vogt sequences and lead. “Element 115” is a great opener, illustrating the rage of this band, which comes also back at “Supernova” and “The Path Of The Gods”. When you get an EP featuring 4 brilliant songs from the 5 new ones you can only, but be satisfied. Among the remixes I want to mention the “Unumpentium-Mix” of “Abducted.
– – – : I can’t say there are disappointing songs featured on this EP although the remixes of “A Step Into The Dark” and “What If I’m Wrong?” aren’t my favorite.
Conclusion: 2021 seems to be a great vintage for Funker Vogt and the year is not even half over! This is alluring Dark-Electro.
Best songs: “Stranger”, “Element 115”, “Supernova”, “The Path Of The Gods”, “Abducted – Ununpentium-Mix”.
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