Genre/Influences: Crossover, industrial, dark-electro.
Background/Info: Canadian formation Nitro/Noise gained some recognition releasing a few EP’s and three albums on Deathwatch Asia and Digital World Audio. After a hiatus of a few years they now joined hands with major company Trisol to unleash this new EP featuring four songs.
Content: After a rather orchestral-sounding intro, Nitro/Noise reveal a merciless, heavy electro-industrial-metal sound. There’s a perfect twist between guitar and dark-electronics with enraged vocal parts on top. “Love Hate Love” and “I Won’t Back Down” both stands for powerful compositions announcing the return of this formation.
+ + + : I like EP’s featuring different songs and without any single remix. And the least I can say is that the songs blew me away. There’s such an overwhelming power emerging from the songs that you can’t remain unmoved. Nitro/Noise has found the right balance between menacing guitar riffs and icy electronics. The EP features two master cuts, but especially “Love Hate Love” is a brilliant piece of sonic madness.
– – – : The opening song, which is a kind of intro-cut is the single song that can’t totally convince although it creates a particular, freaky atmosphere.
Conclusion: I don’t want to compare Nitro/Noise with any other formation, but I can easily imagine this is the kind of EP that will appeal to Combichrist fans.
Best songs: “Love Hate Love”, “I Won’t Back Down”.