Day-Mar - United States of Day-Mar
Industrial Hardcore, Powernoise Some time we had the whole "We Demand Better" stuff going on by Ad.ver.sary aimed at the supposed misogyny from acts like Nachtmahr and Combichrist. Personally i thought the discussion to be tiresome and filled with political correctness, seeing that Thomas from Nachtmahr has always been extremely supportive to the female acts in the industrial scene. But it can never hurt to have more women in Industrial music, right? Right! So let me introduce you to this tough girl from the Netherlands: Day-Mar!

The listener who keeps his ear open knows enough by the combination "Industrial" and "The Netherlands" and indeed, Day-Mar will bulldozer all your [x]-Rx and Noisuf-X CDs to pulp. With a past in hardtechno, Darkcore and Industrial hardcore we all know this will hurt much.

On her second album Day-Mar concentrates more on mainstream hardcore. Which is a bit of a pity because i liked the hardtechno infused material on her first album better. But there is still enough to enjoy on 'United States Of Day-Mar'. The album sets the tone in sheer brutality with the 192 BPM of opener "Sunburn". Second song "Punk Rock Chick" returns to more hardtechno/industrial hardcore material, and the album more or less keeps jumping from more mainstream hardcore to darker industrial hardcore/hardtechno. There are also some more hardstyle like tracks such as "Embrace the night" which is sung by Charlotte Wessels, lead singer of the gothic metal band Delain. Who also happens to be a niece of Day-Mar. Another hardstyle track is the new version of "Black Widow", but i prefer the first version of that one, though this version is good as well.

Female vocals are also very prominent on this album. Day-Mar seems to have a pretty sadistic tendency to sample these and subsequently fuck them up with her brutal terror-kicks. It gives the material a nice and sinister twitch.

On a few tracks Day-Mar collaborates with some other producers like Negative A, Re-Style, Catscan and Outblast. But those songs dont differ much from the material she wrote herself. Though the two songs she did with Negative-A are the better ones on the album due to their raw sound.

'United States of Day-Mar' is an intense brutal violent mindfuck. The material is fast. Don't expect songs under the 155 BPM. The kicks are hard and the energy level is beyond belief, especially compared to what the gothic industrial scene has to offer. If going wild while foaming at the mouth on the dancefloor is your thing, you will love this album.

The album is available as download, and a CD version is available as an extra CD with the 'Dominator 2013' compilation. Personally i would go get the download, since the other two CDs on the 'Dominator' compilation are DJ mixes, but if that is not a problem, the CD version might be more of a bargain.
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Day-Mar - United States of Day-Mar

Some time we had the whole "We Demand Better" stuff going on by Ad.ver.sary aimed at the supposed misogyny from acts like Nachtmahr and Combichrist. Personally i thought the discussion to be tiresome and filled with political correctness, seeing that Thomas from Nachtmahr has always been extremely supportive to the female acts in the industrial scene. But it can never hurt to have more women in Industrial music, right? Right! So let me introduce you to this tough girl from the Netherlands: Day-Mar!

The listener who keeps his ear open knows enough by the combination "Industrial" and "The Netherlands" and indeed, Day-Mar will bulldozer all your [x]-Rx and Noisuf-X CDs to pulp. With a past in hardtechno, Darkcore and Industrial hardcore we all know this will hurt much.

On her second album Day-Mar concentrates more on mainstream hardcore. Which is a bit of a pity because i liked the hardtechno infused material on her first album better. But there is still enough to enjoy on 'United States Of Day-Mar'. The album sets the tone in sheer brutality with the 192 BPM of opener "Sunburn". Second song "Punk Rock Chick" returns to more hardtechno/industrial hardcore material, and the album more or less keeps jumping from more mainstream hardcore to darker industrial hardcore/hardtechno. There are also some more hardstyle like tracks such as "Embrace the night" which is sung by Charlotte Wessels, lead singer of the gothic metal band Delain. Who also happens to be a niece of Day-Mar. Another hardstyle track is the new version of "Black Widow", but i prefer the first version of that one, though this version is good as well.

Female vocals are also very prominent on this album. Day-Mar seems to have a pretty sadistic tendency to sample these and subsequently fuck them up with her brutal terror-kicks. It gives the material a nice and sinister twitch.

On a few tracks Day-Mar collaborates with some other producers like Negative A, Re-Style, Catscan and Outblast. But those songs dont differ much from the material she wrote herself. Though the two songs she did with Negative-A are the better ones on the album due to their raw sound.

'United States of Day-Mar' is an intense brutal violent mindfuck. The material is fast. Don't expect songs under the 155 BPM. The kicks are hard and the energy level is beyond belief, especially compared to what the gothic industrial scene has to offer. If going wild while foaming at the mouth on the dancefloor is your thing, you will love this album.

The album is available as download, and a CD version is available as an extra CD with the 'Dominator 2013' compilation. Personally i would go get the download, since the other two CDs on the 'Dominator' compilation are DJ mixes, but if that is not a problem, the CD version might be more of a bargain. Sep 15 2013

Pieter Winkelaar

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