Dead Hand Projekt - Horror EP
Dark Electro, Industrial If memory serves correctly, the last time we heard from Dead Hand Projekt, Taury Goforth (Of HexRx fame), had just released an eponymous debut CD through Vendetta.

A follow up release is greatly welcomed indeed, but 4 tracks is a little bit disheartening, when the debut album was so promising. It's only recently that I've really started to accept EP's - I always thought of them as a filler release to plug the gap between albums - these days they're full of b-sides and have more character than a vintage Red Wine.

"Horror" is exactly like the earlier release by DHP - it sounds like an Electric Razor being held to your ear and tormenting you as the buzzsaw like sounds that fortify it come and go like murmurs of the Heart. Vocally it's like Sweeney Todd spitting bile in your face, and the beat is enough to make the barber's chair electrocute you.

"Annihilation" is as brutal as playing frisbee with a Shuriken, the Drum work is just deranged, the synth is great, and it sounds like Ministry meets Skinny Puppy meets VAC. Explaining Industrial to the outside scene is never easy, but Taury has managed to make it so easy with this release. Imagine taking your pet Rottweiler to your Great-Grandmothers for a Tea Party, and watching him piss all over the house. Stuff for the most stoic of music lovers, but so rewarding and enjoyable.

"Cold Fusion" is my favourite track on here, and it sounds as technical and unique as the early work of Covenant...Electro-Industrial at it's most potent, and you can imagine the genre oozing out of its own pores - it'd sound like this.

FInally, Imperative Reaction remix "Dejected", and like a headshot, the EP is over. Until you press repeat...again, and again...

Approved.
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Dead Hand Projekt - Horror EP

If memory serves correctly, the last time we heard from Dead Hand Projekt, Taury Goforth (Of HexRx fame), had just released an eponymous debut CD through Vendetta.

A follow up release is greatly welcomed indeed, but 4 tracks is a little bit disheartening, when the debut album was so promising. It's only recently that I've really started to accept EP's - I always thought of them as a filler release to plug the gap between albums - these days they're full of b-sides and have more character than a vintage Red Wine.

"Horror" is exactly like the earlier release by DHP - it sounds like an Electric Razor being held to your ear and tormenting you as the buzzsaw like sounds that fortify it come and go like murmurs of the Heart. Vocally it's like Sweeney Todd spitting bile in your face, and the beat is enough to make the barber's chair electrocute you.

"Annihilation" is as brutal as playing frisbee with a Shuriken, the Drum work is just deranged, the synth is great, and it sounds like Ministry meets Skinny Puppy meets VAC. Explaining Industrial to the outside scene is never easy, but Taury has managed to make it so easy with this release. Imagine taking your pet Rottweiler to your Great-Grandmothers for a Tea Party, and watching him piss all over the house. Stuff for the most stoic of music lovers, but so rewarding and enjoyable.

"Cold Fusion" is my favourite track on here, and it sounds as technical and unique as the early work of Covenant...Electro-Industrial at it's most potent, and you can imagine the genre oozing out of its own pores - it'd sound like this.

FInally, Imperative Reaction remix "Dejected", and like a headshot, the EP is over. Until you press repeat...again, and again...

Approved.
Aug 19 2011

Nick Quarm

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