Reagent – Reagent (Album – Advoxya Records)
Genre/Influences: Metal & Electro, Industrial.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Filipp Makarenko is hailing from Ukraine and last year released the official debut album of Reagent. The album features ten songs plus five remixes.
Content: The self-titled debut album of this project is for sure one of the hardest –or should I say most Metal-driven productions I’ve ever heard on Advoxya Records. The sound is a perfect fusion between harsh Metal guitar play and Electronics. Some songs are clearly reminding me of Rammstein. Remixes have been accomplished by Code: Red Core, Nano Infect, CL-20 and Outpost11 while there’s one remix by Reagent as well.
+ + + : Reagent enlarges the sonic horizon of Advoxya Records and that’s a rather good thing. The record will also appeal for all lovers of Electro-Metal and Industrial music. The Russian vocals are somewhat particular, but it works. I like the powerful production and especially the songs where there’s a good balance between guitar and electronics. Among the remixes I heard a great contribution by Nano Infect.
– – – : The global approach of Reagent isn’t new at all and there are numerous bands dealing with this kind of Electro-Industrial/Metal sound. The Russian vocals make the songs less accessible than when sung in German, but if it works for bands like Rammstein and Oomph why not for Reagent?
Conclusion: We’re often used to hearing these kinds of bands in Germany and the USA so it’s cool to discover some underground music from Ukraine.
Best songs: “Чужой”, “Одержимость”, “Чужой – Nano Infect Remix”.
Label: www.advoxya-records.com / www.facebook.com/pages/Advoxya-Records/265765706059
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