Electric Breathing - Sweet Violence
Harsh EBM Oh, sweet, sweet harsh EBM. Where would I be without all your hate filled lyrics that would make the most noble of men fall to their knees and beg to the Heavens for the error of noise to quit hounding at their ears? I'd probably be a lot less angry, and not on this site as much, but that was not the path that was chosen for myself, and here I am about to write a review for German act Electric Breathing.

I have never really heard much material from this solo project before; I found a few songs on YouTube in the past, as well as heard them on a Christmas compilation just a month ago, but now I get to sit down and let the screams fill the voids in my ears.

And, as a first time listener to the album, I really have to say that there is a lot of content on this album for being just ten songs all coming from one man. I could have sworn that I was listening to at least two different vocalists at a few points, but I needed to pinch myself back to reality to realize all this creativity was stemming from the brilliant mind of Maik Grohs.

Going back to the vocal talents found within this band, I really have to say there is much diversity to be found. I mean, in all the songs they sound similar, but there's always just that slight tweak every time a new song kicks up that makes it interesting once more. Consider Blindfold, the opening track. You are given the natural talents of the man, perhaps with very few slight touch ups, that comes along with a lot of screaming and anger, sometimes even pitching all the way down to a deeper tone. And then you skip a few tracks (not that you'd want to) and come along to Devil's Whore. Now, for the most part, you are given these distorted and digitally enhanced vocals that go really, really well with the heavy hitting beat.

And then there's also the music we can talk about in this album. Each track is pretty hard in it's own sense, ready to get you to get off your feet and dance, especially when it comes to extremely fast paced songs such as Psycho In Me. I can't possibly expect any fans of the dark electro scene to not like this album.

And, well, that's where this review comes to an end. I like this album, perhaps a little too much at times for all its bitterness and hate inspiring sounds and lyrics. But, nonetheless, it's a worthy album that I shall find myself listening to throughout times to come.
4
Brutal Resonance

Electric Breathing - Sweet Violence

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2014 by Juggernaut Music Group
Oh, sweet, sweet harsh EBM. Where would I be without all your hate filled lyrics that would make the most noble of men fall to their knees and beg to the Heavens for the error of noise to quit hounding at their ears? I'd probably be a lot less angry, and not on this site as much, but that was not the path that was chosen for myself, and here I am about to write a review for German act Electric Breathing.

I have never really heard much material from this solo project before; I found a few songs on YouTube in the past, as well as heard them on a Christmas compilation just a month ago, but now I get to sit down and let the screams fill the voids in my ears.

And, as a first time listener to the album, I really have to say that there is a lot of content on this album for being just ten songs all coming from one man. I could have sworn that I was listening to at least two different vocalists at a few points, but I needed to pinch myself back to reality to realize all this creativity was stemming from the brilliant mind of Maik Grohs.

Going back to the vocal talents found within this band, I really have to say there is much diversity to be found. I mean, in all the songs they sound similar, but there's always just that slight tweak every time a new song kicks up that makes it interesting once more. Consider Blindfold, the opening track. You are given the natural talents of the man, perhaps with very few slight touch ups, that comes along with a lot of screaming and anger, sometimes even pitching all the way down to a deeper tone. And then you skip a few tracks (not that you'd want to) and come along to Devil's Whore. Now, for the most part, you are given these distorted and digitally enhanced vocals that go really, really well with the heavy hitting beat.

And then there's also the music we can talk about in this album. Each track is pretty hard in it's own sense, ready to get you to get off your feet and dance, especially when it comes to extremely fast paced songs such as Psycho In Me. I can't possibly expect any fans of the dark electro scene to not like this album.

And, well, that's where this review comes to an end. I like this album, perhaps a little too much at times for all its bitterness and hate inspiring sounds and lyrics. But, nonetheless, it's a worthy album that I shall find myself listening to throughout times to come. Jan 18 2014

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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