Artist: Dead Hand Projekt
CD Title: Horror EP
Label: Vendetta Music
Genre: Indstrial, EBM, Noise
Reviewer: Joanna Townsend-Holmes
"Horror serves as a stop-gap in-between the repressing of the first release and the upcoming full-length due out in October. It features a radio edit of the title track as well as 2 new tracks and a killer remix from Imperative Reaction that is destined to fill Industrial dance floors this summer." So with nervous anticipation I listened and was very impressed with what I heard. Each track is different from the last so the EP serves as an audio amuse-bouche , a tantalizing preview of what's to come with heavy influences from NiN and perhaps even a hint of the Prodigy.
The first of the four and title track 'Horror' is really catchy, I found myself dancing away while typing this which is impressive for a cynic like myself. The snappy bass line and rhythm are reminiscent of early NiN tracks and the vocals reflect this too. I suspect this track will grace the dancefloors of industrial and EBM clubs from NYC to the farest reaches of London. Taury Gofort's vocals are deliciously different to the harsh vocals often encountered today and this track shows of his talent.
'Annihilation' starts off very hard and you are immediately thrown into a pounding track, this track really is a sort of industrial punk metal hybrid a sound that works very well. This would appeal to a wider audience, again a cracker of a song, and perhaps my favourite on the EP. Again very NiN sounding with an EBM twist another dance floor filler.
'Cold Fusion' is the least harsh sounding track with more of an EBM edge. It to me reminds me of Ashbury Heights or Icon of Coil, very dancy and less vocals. Once again I'm dancing away while writing so I think I can safely say this track is another hit.
'Dejected- The Imperative Reaction Remix' is again different sounding to the rest of the EP. The use of samples is well placed and the vocals sound very different here. I actually think this is my favourite track, I keep changing my mind! This track is probably going to be the biggest club hit, hard and pounding I could listen to this for hours on repeat. It's dark and dirty, everything a good track should be.
I will be definitely on the hunt for more material from this band, I think they will be one to watch out for. This is most certainly a band I want to see live sometime and if you are lucky enough to be going to the "Until Death…" Festival on August 13th in Denver, CO. you will be able to catch them as direct support for Icon of Coil. You lucky people!
So this intrepid reviewer gives this EP a 9/10. Good work guys!
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