Genre/Influences: Industrial, EBM, Crossover.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Vipermilk is a Finnish quartet, which this year unleashed its debut album.
Content: the sound of this band is mixing Electronics and guitar. You’ll easily recognize EBM influences, which are mainly carrying the bass lines while the guitar sounds –often used as leads, create a somewhat Psychedelic effect. The vocals have been performed in a rather enraged way.
+ + + : The unique aspect of this band makes its originality. I prefer the songs driven by harder and more explicit EBM bass lines and sequences, “Indignation” being a true cool song. “Crimson Lie” is another attention grabber, which is somewhere in between EBM and Dark-Electro. Vipermilk is definitely shaking traditional Electro standards, injecting something different to the genre… although I’m not sure this band belongs to any specific genre.
– – – : I’m not that fond of the somewhat Psychedelic-like leads the songs have been made with. It creates an Electro-Rock effect, which is hard to label and not always that accessible.
Conclusion: “Sound Bites” is a bit of a sonic challenge and maybe a way to enlarge to Electronic horizon.
Best songs: “Indignation”, “Crimson Lie”, “Every Zero”, “Nibiru Cataclysm”.