Background/Info: American formation The Seven Whores Of The Apocalypse last year signed to Scanner unleashing the promising EP “Wicked Hands”. They this year strike back releasing their official debut album featuring nine songs.
Content: The band moves on where the previous EP stopped; EBM driven songs driven by solid bass lines and a powerful sound production. The vocals have been produced in a similar, powerful way. I noticed a song with explicit guitar riffs and surprising Acid-sequences in the background. There’re a few instrumental cuts featured as well.
+ + + : I don’t want to compare The Seven Whores Of The Apocalypse to any other band but I’m sure this is the kind of sound appealing for Dance Or Die (now Darkness On Demand)-lovers. There’s this similar power emerging from the sound production. But the power is also hiding in some of the impressive bass lines and fast sequences. I sometimes get the feeling some of the sequences have been composed by a rifle. And when you hear guitar sounds on top like at “Holy Roller” you’ll experience the power at the highest degree. This band first of all has a very proper and own sound. They bring an alternative to ‘classical’ EBM formats; elaborated and sometimes sophisticated EBM injected by a power boost.
– – – : I don’t know if this production will be accessible for the average EBM lover but I’m sure they’ll also catch the attention of a wider audience.
Conclusion: The Seven Whores Of The Apocalypse is an interesting and solid addition to the wide Scanner label roster.
Best songs: “Skinned Alive”, “Holy Roller”, “The Gods Are Angry”, “Defiant Angels”, “Slow Riot”.
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