[dK] - Things Collapsing On Themselves
Electro-Industrial, Rock When I previously reviewed the "Love Annihilator" single by this Italian act, I walked away feeling a bit cold. I loved the old style war art - which reminded me of those little "Commando" comic books I had as a boy. Musically, I found myself lacking material for a real judgment.

I was hoping for a full-length, but I get an EP to review. At least the title track has a gorgeous Piano intro. Could this be developing into a much more impressive act? I like the IDM and Breakbeat inspired drumwork, the synth is decent too, but the vocals are far, far, far too low in the mix.

Again, the song isn't bad, but the vocals are too low and incoherent, and the music doesn't keep the quality it begins with. I'm also not a fan of remixes unless I know the act that has done them, or I can at least find some info - the 3 original tracks on here are listenable at best, irritating at worst, and although none of the remixes do anything for me at all - I still have that shaking feeling that [dK] will do something special.

Sadly, this isn't it, and even the awesome title of "Hell's Purifying Flames" doesn't move me to punching my fists in the air, and screaming "YES!"

Again, the artwork is cool, but somewhat too Phallic to my taste.
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[dK] - Things Collapsing On Themselves

5.5
"Mediocre"
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Electroracle
Released off label 2010
When I previously reviewed the "Love Annihilator" single by this Italian act, I walked away feeling a bit cold. I loved the old style war art - which reminded me of those little "Commando" comic books I had as a boy. Musically, I found myself lacking material for a real judgment.

I was hoping for a full-length, but I get an EP to review. At least the title track has a gorgeous Piano intro. Could this be developing into a much more impressive act? I like the IDM and Breakbeat inspired drumwork, the synth is decent too, but the vocals are far, far, far too low in the mix.

Again, the song isn't bad, but the vocals are too low and incoherent, and the music doesn't keep the quality it begins with. I'm also not a fan of remixes unless I know the act that has done them, or I can at least find some info - the 3 original tracks on here are listenable at best, irritating at worst, and although none of the remixes do anything for me at all - I still have that shaking feeling that [dK] will do something special.

Sadly, this isn't it, and even the awesome title of "Hell's Purifying Flames" doesn't move me to punching my fists in the air, and screaming "YES!"

Again, the artwork is cool, but somewhat too Phallic to my taste.
May 14 2011

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Nick Quarm

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