Genre/Influences: EBM, body-pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: V.V. Arkames (Ad Inferna) and Fredrik Sigeback (Erotic Elk) is a rather unexpected duo, but I’ve to say their debut album “Glitch” released last year was a promising work. They’ve a new album out now entitled “Imitatio Dei” while this self-released EP features three previously unreleased songs plus alternative edits from a song from their debut work and another from the new album.
Content: Some parts of this work and especially the debut track, which is the “EP Version” of “Silent Scream” sounds pretty EBM driven while the chorus is more polished and pop-inspired. But the essence of the work might be considered as electro-pop like. But it’s an evil format, which is probably due to the input of Ad Inferna. “Alone” is a song taken from the new album and featured at the EP as “Beat Version”. This song reminds me a bit of Evils Toy. The previously unreleased songs are more evasive, sometimes making me think to a kind of intermezzos.
+ + + : My Love Kills confirms great writing skills, but it’s not only about a cool composition. The style of this duo is transposing electro-pop into a rough format and that’s something I really like. The aforementioned songs “Silent Scream” and “Alone”, both are very efficient cuts. Among the new songs I especially recommend listening to “Epilogue”, which also has this evil pop sound. I also like the darker atmosphere recovering some tracks and, which totally matches with the somewhat ghost-like vocals’ production.
– – – : The previously unreleased songs don’t really add a bonus. They’re exclusive ones, which is cool for an EP, but rather sounds as ‘fillers’.
Conclusion: I should say that “Silent Scream” confirms the potential of My Love Kills; this band deals with a rather creative electro-pop approach.
Best songs: “Silent Scream – EP Version”, “Alone – Beat Version”, “Epilogue”.