Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Slovakian EBM combo Last Influence Of Brain struck back last year with the great album “Insomnicons”. This new work features six new tracks plus six remixes.
Content: “Insomnicore” is a kind of extension to the “Insomnicons”-album. The Slovakian formation moves on composing powerful and well-crafted EBM, which is once more reminiscent of Frontline assembly. The tracks are sophisticated and passages have been reinforced by guitar play. The remixes have been made from songs that originally appeared at “Insomnicons” plus one from this work. The job has been accomplished by Numb, Fullcontact 69, Khead (aka Peter Hrčka known from Kneel In front Of The Executioner), Mulphia, Object and Terminal State.
+ + + : The new songs are from the same level as “Insomnicons”; sophisticated, powerful, but accessible EBM. Even if the shadow of Frontline Assembly clearly recovers the work of this band, they however compose great music. Both opening pieces stand for an astonishing debut, but “Sheet Of Artificial Skin” and “Orthotoxic” are worthy of examination as well. The ghost-like vocal production totally fits with the genre and atmosphere of this album. Among the remixes I heard great contributions from Khead and Mulphia.
– – – : I still prefer the “Insomnicons”-album, but as I said you have to see this work as an extension to this album.
Conclusion: Last Influence Of Brain is not reinventing EBM, but simply dealing with great, artistic retro-EBM.
Best songs: “Idolatry – SVK Version”, “Reverse Osmosis”, “Sheet Of Artificial Skin”, “Orthotoxic”, “Idolatry – Crash Mix By mulpHia”.