Ferus Melek - MINIVIEW: Dawn of the Dead
Synthwave Finnish synthwave producer Ferus Melek has just started his musical journey under this moniker in March of 2017 when he released a mish-mash of songs in his first EP Night of Extinction. However, he has taken a more dedicated approach to music with his second EP Dawn of the Dead, attempting to create a more cohesive concept EP than before focusing on post-apocalyptic scriptures. As always, the upbeat sound of synthwave mixed with darkened electronics sounds fantastic. He did state that he was aiming for a more pop oriented sound with this album, but thanks to the harsher tone of his music this comes off as an EBM/Industrial hybrid rather than pop. No complaints there - that's how I prefer it. 

The only thing Ferus Melek needs to do in order to further his craft is figure out a way to make a unique brand of synthwave. This is not bad by far - just a little standard for the genre that's so saturated at the current moment. Still, a seven out of ten will do it justice. Check it out for yourself. 


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Ferus Melek - MINIVIEW: Dawn of the Dead

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2017
Finnish synthwave producer Ferus Melek has just started his musical journey under this moniker in March of 2017 when he released a mish-mash of songs in his first EP Night of Extinction. However, he has taken a more dedicated approach to music with his second EP Dawn of the Dead, attempting to create a more cohesive concept EP than before focusing on post-apocalyptic scriptures. As always, the upbeat sound of synthwave mixed with darkened electronics sounds fantastic. He did state that he was aiming for a more pop oriented sound with this album, but thanks to the harsher tone of his music this comes off as an EBM/Industrial hybrid rather than pop. No complaints there - that's how I prefer it. 

The only thing Ferus Melek needs to do in order to further his craft is figure out a way to make a unique brand of synthwave. This is not bad by far - just a little standard for the genre that's so saturated at the current moment. Still, a seven out of ten will do it justice. Check it out for yourself. 


Nov 14 2017

Off label

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

Steven Gullotta

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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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