Bleeding Corp. - Capitol Drunk
Harsh EBM, Aggrotech I sometimes wonder if Harsh EBM label Engraved Ritual ever stops for breathing space in between their album releases, especially after cracking releases such as God Destruction, Say Just Words and Cynical Existence. But this time round, it's time to review a new band hailing from Ecuador in South America.

Bleeding Corp. is one of the latest additions to Engraved Rituals ranks and so it is time to review their debut EP titled 'Capital Drunk'.

Capital Drunk - Kicking off with the title track and greeted by a thick synth melody then building up with the drums and extra melodies and eventually vocals which are sometimes very in audible at places in the mix, but I find the main part lacking in this track, a lack of bass and low end with in the song, but none the less a good way of kicking off a record.

I Can't Get Control - Next up is the track "I Can't Get Control", a more mid tempo track compared to it's opener. The track is a lot more techno influenced, almost to some extent you could consider this borderline TBM. However I welcome two things that were missing in the previous track, a use of a bass line and vocals that are more audible. I found the chorus to be pretty catchy with it's stabbing leads and repetitive almost chanting of "I can't get control" which I felt was a nice touch to the song.

Noisy Boy - the third and final original track on the EP comprises of distorted kick drum and noise and a spoken word sample saying "noisy boy". This track, like previous, has a more techno approach but similar to the first track, lacks any real bass line or low end in the mix which in some places can make the song it self feel hollow.

Next up is the remix section of this release, which comprises or remixes of the tracks "Capital Drunk" and "[X] T" remixers for this section comprise of Detuned Destruction, Coexpro, Traumatize, Vanity, Hexis, Acrophillic Project, Voix Noire, Aldae, 7 Heads of Destruction and Paranoia.

There are some great remixes in this section from Engraved Ritual remix favourites such as Detuned Destruction and Traumatize, however hearing many remixes of the same two tracks in some cases can get rather tedious and to some listeners samey, but still the remixes have some sense of individuality.

Bleeding Corps. debut isn't a bad EP, however the vocal mix in the tracks can be imbalanced at times and lack of bass can make the songs hollow in some areas. I find this album to be reliant on remixes more than original material so it can be difficult in some places to understand the direction with out the band showcasing more original songs.

I'm going to give the 'Capital Drunk EP' a 6 out of 10. The release isn't bad, but the mixing and sound could be in question and also and find that to many remixes of the same song can be tedious at times. Also, I find that only three original tracks can be a little difficult to analyze as it would be interesting to see another side to the band, but never the less Engraved Ritual continue to offer great releases and give so many upcoming bands the chance to really showcase themselves.
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Bleeding Corp. - Capitol Drunk

6.0
"Alright"
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Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Engraved Ritual
I sometimes wonder if Harsh EBM label Engraved Ritual ever stops for breathing space in between their album releases, especially after cracking releases such as God Destruction, Say Just Words and Cynical Existence. But this time round, it's time to review a new band hailing from Ecuador in South America.

Bleeding Corp. is one of the latest additions to Engraved Rituals ranks and so it is time to review their debut EP titled 'Capital Drunk'.

Capital Drunk - Kicking off with the title track and greeted by a thick synth melody then building up with the drums and extra melodies and eventually vocals which are sometimes very in audible at places in the mix, but I find the main part lacking in this track, a lack of bass and low end with in the song, but none the less a good way of kicking off a record.

I Can't Get Control - Next up is the track "I Can't Get Control", a more mid tempo track compared to it's opener. The track is a lot more techno influenced, almost to some extent you could consider this borderline TBM. However I welcome two things that were missing in the previous track, a use of a bass line and vocals that are more audible. I found the chorus to be pretty catchy with it's stabbing leads and repetitive almost chanting of "I can't get control" which I felt was a nice touch to the song.

Noisy Boy - the third and final original track on the EP comprises of distorted kick drum and noise and a spoken word sample saying "noisy boy". This track, like previous, has a more techno approach but similar to the first track, lacks any real bass line or low end in the mix which in some places can make the song it self feel hollow.

Next up is the remix section of this release, which comprises or remixes of the tracks "Capital Drunk" and "[X] T" remixers for this section comprise of Detuned Destruction, Coexpro, Traumatize, Vanity, Hexis, Acrophillic Project, Voix Noire, Aldae, 7 Heads of Destruction and Paranoia.

There are some great remixes in this section from Engraved Ritual remix favourites such as Detuned Destruction and Traumatize, however hearing many remixes of the same two tracks in some cases can get rather tedious and to some listeners samey, but still the remixes have some sense of individuality.

Bleeding Corps. debut isn't a bad EP, however the vocal mix in the tracks can be imbalanced at times and lack of bass can make the songs hollow in some areas. I find this album to be reliant on remixes more than original material so it can be difficult in some places to understand the direction with out the band showcasing more original songs.

I'm going to give the 'Capital Drunk EP' a 6 out of 10. The release isn't bad, but the mixing and sound could be in question and also and find that to many remixes of the same song can be tedious at times. Also, I find that only three original tracks can be a little difficult to analyze as it would be interesting to see another side to the band, but never the less Engraved Ritual continue to offer great releases and give so many upcoming bands the chance to really showcase themselves. Jun 13 2012

Michael Davis

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