Genre/Influences: EBM, industrial.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: “The Book Of Gates” is the second single/EP taken from the Australian formation’s last full length “Apocrypha” (2018). There’s a limited 7” vinyl format, which is only including two songs while the CD and digital edit are featuring two extra songs/remixes.
Content: The work takes off with the original edit of the song, which is characterized by a solid and harmonious twist between guitar play and electronics. The chorus has something wafting while some broken rhythms are empowering the dynamic of the song.
+ + + : The title song is a right choice for a maxi; it’s a cool and powerful song, with a kind of Eastern tune on top. Among the remixes I like the more club-driven remix of Josh Rombout and the minimal-EBM approach of Dave Inox.
– – – : I regret there’s only one song –plus remixes, featured at this work. A real bonus would have been a new track.
Conclusion: Sirus brings a cool single/EP featuring a powerful title song plus cool remixes.
Best songs: “The Book Of Gates – Dave Inox Remix”, “Book Of Gates – Take control Mix”.