Nightmare of Cain - Parasitic
Industrial, Harsh EBM Nightmare of Cain is a relatively new act that just formed in 2010, but their work is completely awesome and puts many acts to shame that have been on the scene for quite some time. Their debut album was 'Tanz in den Untergang', but now in 2013, they get an early start by blasting us with 'Parasitic'.

You see, the best part about Nightmare of Cain's work is that it isn't all just one genre; they do so much in just four songs that it really keeps the album flowing nice. It starts off with a fair industrial song, if a bit on the electro side, called "The Coldness of Love". The vocals within this song remind me that of Nachtmahr; fairly smooth at points, and then ending off with a grunt at the end.

And then when we move onto "Pure Aggression", we're given this electro based song with minimal vocals. And the title of the song fits well with lyrics such as, "You piece of shit, I will cut your head off and use it as my ashtray." A bit child like, maybe, but the electro beat folds over it nicely.

The title song of the album, Parasitic uses robotic vocals for parts of the song, but then switches to pure, rough vocals. Like talking with a severely bad soar throat. But, don't take that as a nuance, as it works out very nicely.

Marching on, we discover "Hunger", which is an electro song that reminds me more of Nachtmahr's instrumentals, specifically that of songs such as Morder. But it has its own flow and, again, manages to get me moving. Perhaps this was the least inspired song of the album.

Nightmare of Cain then proceeds to throw in two remixes, one done by Nachtmahr and the other done by Dyskhord. The Nachtmahr mix isn't anything special, as it just sounds like standard Nachtmahr fare. The Dyskhord mix is alright, proving to be much more industrial then the other tracks on the album, and not sounding all too nice. In fact, I found this track to be a bit ugly and messy in comparison to the rest of the album.

Now, all in all, Nightmare of Cain comes out with a solid release that had me quite surprised. I caught myself coming back to the album quite a lot, mostly for "The Coldness of Love" and "Pure Aggression", but that doesn't stop me from enjoying the rest of the album (Except for the Dyskhord remix. That's the black sheep of the album). Definitely give it a listen to, as I know that Nightmare of Cain is an act that I will be following from now on.
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Brutal Resonance

Nightmare of Cain - Parasitic

8.5
"Great"
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Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2013
Nightmare of Cain is a relatively new act that just formed in 2010, but their work is completely awesome and puts many acts to shame that have been on the scene for quite some time. Their debut album was 'Tanz in den Untergang', but now in 2013, they get an early start by blasting us with 'Parasitic'.

You see, the best part about Nightmare of Cain's work is that it isn't all just one genre; they do so much in just four songs that it really keeps the album flowing nice. It starts off with a fair industrial song, if a bit on the electro side, called "The Coldness of Love". The vocals within this song remind me that of Nachtmahr; fairly smooth at points, and then ending off with a grunt at the end.

And then when we move onto "Pure Aggression", we're given this electro based song with minimal vocals. And the title of the song fits well with lyrics such as, "You piece of shit, I will cut your head off and use it as my ashtray." A bit child like, maybe, but the electro beat folds over it nicely.

The title song of the album, Parasitic uses robotic vocals for parts of the song, but then switches to pure, rough vocals. Like talking with a severely bad soar throat. But, don't take that as a nuance, as it works out very nicely.

Marching on, we discover "Hunger", which is an electro song that reminds me more of Nachtmahr's instrumentals, specifically that of songs such as Morder. But it has its own flow and, again, manages to get me moving. Perhaps this was the least inspired song of the album.

Nightmare of Cain then proceeds to throw in two remixes, one done by Nachtmahr and the other done by Dyskhord. The Nachtmahr mix isn't anything special, as it just sounds like standard Nachtmahr fare. The Dyskhord mix is alright, proving to be much more industrial then the other tracks on the album, and not sounding all too nice. In fact, I found this track to be a bit ugly and messy in comparison to the rest of the album.

Now, all in all, Nightmare of Cain comes out with a solid release that had me quite surprised. I caught myself coming back to the album quite a lot, mostly for "The Coldness of Love" and "Pure Aggression", but that doesn't stop me from enjoying the rest of the album (Except for the Dyskhord remix. That's the black sheep of the album). Definitely give it a listen to, as I know that Nightmare of Cain is an act that I will be following from now on. Feb 06 2013

Off label

Official release 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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