Kommand+Kontrol - Full Frontal Assault
Electro-Industrial, EBM 3 recent EP's, and a tour in which you not only support Nachtmahr, but according to most of the audience, outshine Nachtmahr. It's 2011, and Kommand+Kontrol are seemingly as lusted after as Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly were at the height of their creativity. Not bad.

If you live in the UK, it's an exciting age. It's very difficult to go to an Industrial club and not have heard of one of the 35 excellent bands that are currently putting out demos or EP's - something that will highly, highly appeal to DJ Virus and Terminal.

This EP starts off with "I Promise" - a track which, if not already of strong enough quality, just feels the need to add Guitars and flay all over your face. I could listen to "Rabies" by Skinny Puppy and not notice a difference in quality.

Everything that is fitting towards the Harder sound of Industrial is right here - from the Logan's Run / Orwell inspired titles "Dystopia" and "Secret Police", to the bad-ass album cover, this might as well sample "The Prisoner".

If we were in a police state (and let's face it, We're going the right way), then this would be as much of an anthem to the populace as "Ghost Town" was in 1981. See, in 30 years, nothing really changes. There's always going to be the discontent, disillusioned, patriots that seek a new soundtrack to inspire them further.

What Sex Pistols did for Anarchy, Kommand + Kontrol are doing for the Proletariat and the Bourgeois alike. If EBM and Industrial was more of a mainstream niche, this would surely appeal to wave upon wave of conspiracy theorists, CCTV loathers, and anyone who's sympathized with the increasingly real concepts of "1984".

Just listen to the remix of "Fight It" from 2010's "Dead Ground Ahead" - this is Old-school Industrial, with punch. If you were to be punched in the face by a synthesizer, it would sound like this.

Also, it sounds like Nitzer Ebb.

EBM with Attitude.
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Brutal Resonance

Kommand+Kontrol - Full Frontal Assault

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2011
3 recent EP's, and a tour in which you not only support Nachtmahr, but according to most of the audience, outshine Nachtmahr. It's 2011, and Kommand+Kontrol are seemingly as lusted after as Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly were at the height of their creativity. Not bad.

If you live in the UK, it's an exciting age. It's very difficult to go to an Industrial club and not have heard of one of the 35 excellent bands that are currently putting out demos or EP's - something that will highly, highly appeal to DJ Virus and Terminal.

This EP starts off with "I Promise" - a track which, if not already of strong enough quality, just feels the need to add Guitars and flay all over your face. I could listen to "Rabies" by Skinny Puppy and not notice a difference in quality.

Everything that is fitting towards the Harder sound of Industrial is right here - from the Logan's Run / Orwell inspired titles "Dystopia" and "Secret Police", to the bad-ass album cover, this might as well sample "The Prisoner".

If we were in a police state (and let's face it, We're going the right way), then this would be as much of an anthem to the populace as "Ghost Town" was in 1981. See, in 30 years, nothing really changes. There's always going to be the discontent, disillusioned, patriots that seek a new soundtrack to inspire them further.

What Sex Pistols did for Anarchy, Kommand + Kontrol are doing for the Proletariat and the Bourgeois alike. If EBM and Industrial was more of a mainstream niche, this would surely appeal to wave upon wave of conspiracy theorists, CCTV loathers, and anyone who's sympathized with the increasingly real concepts of "1984".

Just listen to the remix of "Fight It" from 2010's "Dead Ground Ahead" - this is Old-school Industrial, with punch. If you were to be punched in the face by a synthesizer, it would sound like this.

Also, it sounds like Nitzer Ebb.

EBM with Attitude.
Jun 19 2011

Off label

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

Nick Quarm

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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