Genre/Influences: Electro-Pop, EBM, Future-Pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Xavier Morales strikes back with four new songs of his sonic alter-ego Ruined Conflict. The work comes after the great “God & Sinners”-albums released in 2021 and 2022.
Content: Ruined Conflict moves on from where previous releases stopped; a harder and rougher sound. The debut cut however sounds as a ‘quieter’ intro-cut. We next get pure, danceable songs but especially the more EBM driven “Get In The Epicenter” sounds as the main cut. Last but not least the last track featuring vocals by Fredrik Croona is mixing Metal guitar riffs together with Future-Pop.
+ + + : I don’t know where Ruined Conflict will stop but this artist is taking me by surprise work after work. The sound became harder throughout the years, taking some distance with the Future-Pop sound from the early productions while holding on to a danceable side and melodic choruses. This EP is absolutely phenomenal as there’s something to say about each single track; from the great opening piece with a carrying chorus to the danceable “Artificial Intelligence” featuring great lyrics to the very hard and club-minded “Get In The Epicenter” to the surprising Metal-driven “Amen” featuring Fredrik Croona.
– – – : I don’t see true minus points here. I just can’t get enough of it!
Conclusion: There where renowned Future-Pop artists are somewhat stagnating in their approach or simply lost their inspiration, Ruined Conflict moved on withy time and never stop exploring new sonic horizons while holding on some essential elements of the early productions;
Best songs: “Get In The Epicenter”, “Artificial Intelligence”.
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