Genre/Influences: Dark-Electro, AggroTech.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Justin Thiele’s fourth official album has been introduced by the artist as ‘a personal record of accumulation for loss, pain, and unthinkable misery, yet also stands as a testament to perseverance in the face of a fate we all share’. “Death Curse” features eleven songs plus five remixes.
Content: Dark-Electro lovers will be for sure familiar with the dark and tormented Electronics of this American project. The album takes off with a kind of intro and rapidly moves on with furious and harsh Dark-Electro characterized by distorted vocals, carrying icy leads and stumping kicks. The last song has something Hardcore like.
+ + + : Viscera Drip has accomplished a hard and merciless work. It’s not that innovating, but simply a great, powerful piece of Dark-Electro like this artist has already done before. The global production process became more mature and resulted in several great songs. I especially recommend listening to “Why Can’t You See It?” and “Fading Voices”. There’re interesting names about the remixers, and also great pieces of music like the Dark-Techno remix of “The Other Side Of Hell” by Sin DNA and God Module’s remix of “A Place Beyond The Stars”.
– – – : The more Hardcore driven “Dark Water” isn’t exactly a song that I’ll keep in mind and with less in common with the rest of the tracklist.
Conclusion: Viscera Drip remains in my opinion a rather underrated or less familiar formation in the wide fields of Dark-Electronic music.
Best songs: “Why Can’t You See It?”, “Fading Voices”, “Better When We Die”, “A Place Among The Stars” + “The Other Side Of Hell – Sin DNA Remix”.
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