Genre/Influences: Dark-electro, electro-wave, EBM.
Background/Info: This compilation was already released a while ago, but is an interesting concept I’d like to talk about. Distortion Productions and Electronic Saviors (industrial music to cure cancer) joined together featuring the first limited edition EP in the “Respect The Prime”-series: “Constructed Cold!”. The concept deals with bands, which have been asked to pay tribute to the “Transformers”-comics books. They all have to first read a story from the comics and next to compose a song about it. This is a teaser to a full length album, which is in the pipeline.
Artists: Panic Lift, Tragic Impulse, ThoughtForm, Doors In The Labyrinth, Boxed Warning, Red Lokust.
Content: The concept is original resulting in a rather diversified EP of 6 songs. From the dark-electro and EBM driven Panic Lift (featuring Red Lokust), Tragic Impulse and Red Lokust to the more bombastic-ambient instrumental piece of ThoughtForm to the dreamy electro & guitar wave by Doors In The Labyrinth to another instrumental track by Boxed Warning, this compilation has something to offer for each of us.
+ + + : The concept is great, but there’s also a few cool songs featured. The collaborative efforts between Panic Lift and Red Lokust on “Constructed Cold” are really successful. The Red Lokust song is worthy of examination as well while Tragic Impulse confirms its growing status of promising and intelligent EBM band. It’s also an opportunity to discover rather unknown names such as ThoughtForm and Doors In The Labyrinth.
– – – : Unfortunately I can’t say that the bands I didn’t know have fully convinced me, but let’s not forget that this is just a compilation featuring one single song by each band.
Conclusion: Some compilations, especially with such a great concept, make sense!
Best bands: Tragic Impulse, Panic Lift feat. Red Lokust, Red Lokust.