NZ – Against You! (CD EP –

By Jul 5,2015

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Genre/Influences: EBM.

NZContent: NZ definitely is one of the hottest EBM-revelations of the past few years. The duo now strikes back with the final part of their EP-trilogy.

After the EP’s “Raw And Pure” and “Aggressions” this new work reveals 5 new songs of pure EBM. NZ avoids any kind of innovation, and sometimes seems like they are trying to be close to Nitzer Ebb. The name, the image and artwork, the sound and the vocals all reflect the spirit of the Godfathers of hard-core EBM. The compositions sound pretty simply, but are totally accomplished. NZ knows the secret formula to write dry, carrying bass lines driven by a furious cadence and harsh vocals. NZ makes no compromises and sounds a bit like a sonic sniper from which you can’t escape.

“Chase’N’Pain” is great opener featuring a great chorus. This is pure old-school body music, which will drive you insane. Both last pieces are my personal favorites. The metal percussion comes extra through on “So Cold Inside” while the chorus is one to sing along with. “Golden Age” closes this trilogy with a new, powerful and irresistible bass line.

Notice by the way that the three official EPs are available in a box format. This is an opportunity to get 15 songs and some extra fan material. I also want to say a word about the great and styled artwork of the EPs. Even if it all reflects the spirit and sound of Nitzer Ebb, it simply is well-done and professional.

Conclusion: It’s hard to give you a favorite EP from the trilogy because NZ simply has a very high level of quality. These guys did not invent EBM, but they definitely are one of the new leaders in the genre!

Best songs: “So Cold Inside”, “Golden Age”, “Chase’N’Pain”.

Rate: (DP:8½)DP.


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