Genre/Influences: EBM, dark-electro.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: After having released two albums on the American label DSBP, Robert Van Kooij (The Netherlands) and singer Jan Ricker (Germany) signed to Advoxya Records. “Evil Calls Home” was released by the end of 2019 and features eleven songs.
Content: “Evil Calls Home” is a work evoking different bands dealing with EBM and dark-electro music. I experienced some songs as the offspring between Tyske Ludder and God Module, but in the first place it’s a fully accomplished opus. The songs are driven by danceable beats, melodic leads and vocals in English and German. The last track is a remix of “No Warning Shot” by Stahlnebel & Black Selket.
+ + + : The opening song “Hydrangea” is a cool take off for the neo-classic arrangements with violin sounds. It also and directly reveals the EBM/dark-electro inspiration from Wolfchild. The melodic touch running through the work makes it fully accessible. But I also like this work for the elaboration of the songs resulting in an album with several attention grabbers. The remix of Stahlnebel & Black Selket brings a great apotheosis.
– – – : Despite of the great songs, this album also has something predictable. There’s nothing new, but also no reason to complain as the global production sounds right!
Conclusion: “Evil Calls Home” is a successful EBM fusion, which I can, but only highly recommend!
Best songs: “Wenn Wölfe Heulen”, “Bestie:Mensch”, “Hydrangea”, “The Burden Of A Sinner”, “No Warning Shot – Touched by Stahlnebel & Black Selket”.