The industrial band Elektrikill, based in New Jersey, has just released their latest album called “Monsters.”
Elektrikill is the musical project of industrial musician Steve Vil, whose music has been featured in various film soundtracks, including “Grace And The Storm”, “Coma”, “The Pizza Man”, “No Clowning Around” and the theme music for the horror anthology series, “Horror Shop Radio”.
On “Monsters”, Vil explores the darker aspects of the human condition. He says, “We’re all monsters, one way or another. The album explores different ways people can hide their inner monsters, focusing on life in the age of the internet and social media. The song ‘Your Browser Is’ specifically comments on targeted information.”
The album “Monsters” is divided into two parts: the first six songs have a club-vibe, while the next eight songs draw inspiration from Vil’s experience as a soundtrack composer. For instance, the track “Requiem” originally started as an instrumental piece used in a pivotal overdose death scene in one of the films Vil worked on. The closing track, “Your Browser Is”, provides a glimpse of Elektrikill’s future sound, with its heavy beat, eerie synths, and powerful bursts of industrial noise.
Steve Vil’s musical influences range from early industrial pioneers like Cabaret Voltaire, Gary Numan, Skinny Puppy, and Ministry, to modern industrial sound-makers like KMFDM, Laibach, and Rammstein. These diverse influences contribute to the unique and captivating sound of Elektrikill’s “Monsters” album.
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