Mirexxx – Vault (CD Album – Echozone)

By Dec 25,2018

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Genre/Influences: Dark EBM.

Background/Info: Set up in 2007 by Stijn Szin and ‘Posse’ the Belgian Mirexxx duo has now finally released their official debut album. They started with self-released albums, but joining hands together with Echozone might bring them more recognition. After the “Inside You”-EP released in 2017, the album “Vault” features 10 songs.

Content: You immediately can hear this band is inspired by the dark-electronic roots of the Belgian electronic music. “Vault” also sounds pretty 90s and totally devoted to dark EBM. Icy sequences, cold strings and cavernous vocals are the main characteristics of this work.

+ + + : “Vault” will definitely catch the attention of some nostalgic EBM lovers and especially those who’re fan of the Belgian masters such as Vomito Negro, The Klinik and co. But Mirexxx sounds simpler and carried by 90s influences. I especially like some of their metallic-sounding bass lines. The best tracks are featured at the end of the album where I heard more elaborated songs referring to “Distraction” (featuring great strings), “Dimension” and especially the title song “Vault”.

– – – : Mirexxx is a band with an interesting retro-approach, but I’m missing a real elaboration in the writing process. Most of the songs remain too ‘simple’ giving me the impression that all songs sound the same.

Conclusion: Mirexxx reminds us of the glorious days of Belgian EBM. The approach is interesting, but needs some achievement. It however is a band to keep an eye on.

Best songs: “Vault”, “Distraction”, “Dimension”.

Rate: (6½).


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