My Woshin Mashin - Evil Must Die
Synthpop, Electro Before I begin this review, if you don't really know the folks behind , then you might want to turn away if you're not into comedic music. They have described themselves as being a "Surrealism/Industrial/Pop band from Outer Space." And they show off their humor through multiple uses of pop culture For example, they have the male vocalist shout, "Get to the choppa!" in Hobo Rap, which is a famous line from the 80's film, Predator.

And the band has a lot going for itself. They start the album off with Riders On The Storm. At first, I thought it was going to be a cover of The Doors' song of the same name, but it turned out to be something new in itself. And, the female vocals lead into the song, sounding very nice with the digital effects attached. So, it comes as a bit of a shock when the harder, more angry male vocals come in. However, they work very well together, going back and forth between verses.

Another strength of the band that I find is that they are able to perform multiple genres while still sticking to their unique style. The second song on the album is titled Hobo Rap, and it is a rap song, but the beats suggest otherwise. It was very interesting, but I preferred other songs on the album in comparison.

Reiterating myself, I have stated that the band does not take itself too seriously. While some of the songs may have some sort of meaning, there are others that are just meant to be fun. I found that out in the song Vodka, wherein the lyrics pretty much say that everything is shit, so drink up and let the alcohol rule your life.

Something else I noticed about the album is that when the male vocals are present within a song, the track is usually filled with a lot more energy then just when the female vocals are present. When it's the solo chords of the woman, then the song tends to relax a lot more.

I think I will take the time to actually talk about the cover art of the album, for it is fairly interesting. It shows the likeness of a nude Adam and Eve, holding what I would assume to be a blue apple. The title does fit well with the cover art as, according the Bible, Adam and Eve were the ones who brought evil into the Earth. But, that's all I can really say about the album art; I'm not too sure how it really fits in with many of the songs, I just found the art to be eye catching.

However, art aside, this is a pretty good and fun album. It's quirky and bold, and, quite frankly, I don't really think this band really gives a shit as to whether or not you appreciate their music. They're having fun doing what they do, and that's all that really counts to them.
4
Brutal Resonance

My Woshin Mashin - Evil Must Die

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2013
Before I begin this review, if you don't really know the folks behind , then you might want to turn away if you're not into comedic music. They have described themselves as being a "Surrealism/Industrial/Pop band from Outer Space." And they show off their humor through multiple uses of pop culture For example, they have the male vocalist shout, "Get to the choppa!" in Hobo Rap, which is a famous line from the 80's film, Predator.

And the band has a lot going for itself. They start the album off with Riders On The Storm. At first, I thought it was going to be a cover of The Doors' song of the same name, but it turned out to be something new in itself. And, the female vocals lead into the song, sounding very nice with the digital effects attached. So, it comes as a bit of a shock when the harder, more angry male vocals come in. However, they work very well together, going back and forth between verses.

Another strength of the band that I find is that they are able to perform multiple genres while still sticking to their unique style. The second song on the album is titled Hobo Rap, and it is a rap song, but the beats suggest otherwise. It was very interesting, but I preferred other songs on the album in comparison.

Reiterating myself, I have stated that the band does not take itself too seriously. While some of the songs may have some sort of meaning, there are others that are just meant to be fun. I found that out in the song Vodka, wherein the lyrics pretty much say that everything is shit, so drink up and let the alcohol rule your life.

Something else I noticed about the album is that when the male vocals are present within a song, the track is usually filled with a lot more energy then just when the female vocals are present. When it's the solo chords of the woman, then the song tends to relax a lot more.

I think I will take the time to actually talk about the cover art of the album, for it is fairly interesting. It shows the likeness of a nude Adam and Eve, holding what I would assume to be a blue apple. The title does fit well with the cover art as, according the Bible, Adam and Eve were the ones who brought evil into the Earth. But, that's all I can really say about the album art; I'm not too sure how it really fits in with many of the songs, I just found the art to be eye catching.

However, art aside, this is a pretty good and fun album. It's quirky and bold, and, quite frankly, I don't really think this band really gives a shit as to whether or not you appreciate their music. They're having fun doing what they do, and that's all that really counts to them. Dec 19 2013

Off label

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

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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