Alien Vampires - Clubbers Die Younger
Aggrotech, Dark Electro Released March 18, 2012 under the Alfa-Matrix label, Alien Vampires hits us with another great album titled 'Clubbers Die Younger'. This new album has nine tracks, with four of them being remixes of two of the album tracks. Sonya Scarlet is featured on two of the album tracks, "Acid Orgy" and "Dark Skies". Based in Italy and England, the band members created a strong force in the EBM, Industrial and Dark Electro genres. This new album keeps them solidly grounded in these genres. The CD cover artwork fits the title, as it shows a female clubber in a cocaine snorting pose.

The album opens with "Harsh & Rotten" and is hard-driving and a strong opener. The synthesizer riffs in it are perfect for the Industrial and Dark Electro genre fans. The title track, "Clubbers Die Younger" sounds a lot like Combichrist mixed with Grendel. This track is sure to be hitting the top 5 of the DJ charts for a while. There are three other remixes on this album of the title track, but I will get to those in a moment.

"Acid Orgy" features Sonya Scarlet and her vocals fit the song well. It is similar to the way Lords of Acid uses the female vocalist on their songs, with a lot of sexy vocals flowing in and out of the hard-driving music and beats. As with Alien Vampires' style, the songs are fast paced, but still very danceable. "Dark Skies" has great synthesizer riffs and vocals and makes me think of Suicide Commando and Grendel in the style of it.

There are three remixes of the title track, "Clubbers Die Younger". The remix by Waste is like picturing the Transformers mutating while this song plays. It is very hard, very electronic and has a lot of mechanical sounds in it and is a strong remix, but a bit slow to dance to in parts of it. The remix by Chain Reactor is another strong remix. It has a warbling sound going on throughout it, but it fits the song very well and drives it along nicely. It sounds very good through headphones, which accentuate the panning and warbling sounds. The remix by C-Lekktor is a solid remix, but is a slight bit different from other two remixes. This remix has more of a club style and the synthesizers are more melodic and the beat is more danceable. I felt the first two remixes captured more of the hard edge of the original, and were more sound-effect based and more mechanical, while the C-Lekktor remix was more of a hard-edged dance version.

The final track is a remix of "Harsh & Rotten" by Amduscia. It is more synthesizer driven and is more melodic with the synthesizers and basslines. It was done very much in the style of Grendel's synthesizer styled songs. It is a great mix for the clubs and a nice addition to this album.

The album has four songs and five remixes, so it is not really a full album, but more of an EP mixed with a remix EP. If you like the previous albums from Alien Vampires, you will probably like this one as well. It follows a lot of the styles from previous Alien Vampires albums.
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Alien Vampires - Clubbers Die Younger

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"Great"
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Released 2012 by Alfa-Matrix
Released March 18, 2012 under the Alfa-Matrix label, Alien Vampires hits us with another great album titled 'Clubbers Die Younger'. This new album has nine tracks, with four of them being remixes of two of the album tracks. Sonya Scarlet is featured on two of the album tracks, "Acid Orgy" and "Dark Skies". Based in Italy and England, the band members created a strong force in the EBM, Industrial and Dark Electro genres. This new album keeps them solidly grounded in these genres. The CD cover artwork fits the title, as it shows a female clubber in a cocaine snorting pose.

The album opens with "Harsh & Rotten" and is hard-driving and a strong opener. The synthesizer riffs in it are perfect for the Industrial and Dark Electro genre fans. The title track, "Clubbers Die Younger" sounds a lot like Combichrist mixed with Grendel. This track is sure to be hitting the top 5 of the DJ charts for a while. There are three other remixes on this album of the title track, but I will get to those in a moment.

"Acid Orgy" features Sonya Scarlet and her vocals fit the song well. It is similar to the way Lords of Acid uses the female vocalist on their songs, with a lot of sexy vocals flowing in and out of the hard-driving music and beats. As with Alien Vampires' style, the songs are fast paced, but still very danceable. "Dark Skies" has great synthesizer riffs and vocals and makes me think of Suicide Commando and Grendel in the style of it.

There are three remixes of the title track, "Clubbers Die Younger". The remix by Waste is like picturing the Transformers mutating while this song plays. It is very hard, very electronic and has a lot of mechanical sounds in it and is a strong remix, but a bit slow to dance to in parts of it. The remix by Chain Reactor is another strong remix. It has a warbling sound going on throughout it, but it fits the song very well and drives it along nicely. It sounds very good through headphones, which accentuate the panning and warbling sounds. The remix by C-Lekktor is a solid remix, but is a slight bit different from other two remixes. This remix has more of a club style and the synthesizers are more melodic and the beat is more danceable. I felt the first two remixes captured more of the hard edge of the original, and were more sound-effect based and more mechanical, while the C-Lekktor remix was more of a hard-edged dance version.

The final track is a remix of "Harsh & Rotten" by Amduscia. It is more synthesizer driven and is more melodic with the synthesizers and basslines. It was done very much in the style of Grendel's synthesizer styled songs. It is a great mix for the clubs and a nice addition to this album.

The album has four songs and five remixes, so it is not really a full album, but more of an EP mixed with a remix EP. If you like the previous albums from Alien Vampires, you will probably like this one as well. It follows a lot of the styles from previous Alien Vampires albums.
Apr 02 2012

Maximilian Dresden

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