Reactor7x - Sick of it all
Aggrotech, Dark Electro Reactor7x has made an appearance on the site before, though to little fanfare; in fact, the review was quite harsh on the act and didn't favor the sloppy sounds and unmastered music that came from the four man act from Poland. However, that's the past, and this is the present. The band has returned with a single that has nine remixes attached to it.

The single titled Sick of it all isn't half bad at all. I enjoyed it. The music is heavy on synths and has a pretty decent sound to it. Though it does sound like a standard dark electro track, the vocals somewhat set it apart. It's not necessarily in the distorted screaming that we're used to by now, but the second set of vocals that accompany it. They're a lot more clean than the distorted sounds, and I'm pretty sure they come from a woman. But, anyway, the song does use a tried and true formula, but makes it work well.

And then we're onto a bunch of remixes. I liked the c.h.district mix which focuses mainly on the intro to the song which had a sort of heart monitor like sound to it. It's a lot slower than the original, and gets rid of all the vocals that were once present, making an instrumental. It was a decent mix, though I found it to be a bit repetitious.

The GEttNER remix added more drum work and tuned down the synth work. The second set of chords don't really have a place in the remix, and only appear for a quarter of the time they were in the original mix. Though decent, it wasn't the best.

Coming in as the fourth track, the Orbicide remix was decent, but wasn't anything completely special on its own. This remix is definitely louder than the original, has a steady beat to it, but sounds average. I didn't really find much special about it.

We were then given a remix of it by Cynical Existence. The mix began off with the second set of chords breaking through before getting to the main beat. This remix also did a good job at substituting a lot of the synth work for less harsh sounding sounds. It sounded fairly clean compared to the original mix, as well.

The Disorder Faith Remix created a really good remix out of the song. I liked the overall sound and use of slightly higher pitched electronics than before. I got into this one pretty easily, and came out pretty satisfied with it.

the Cold Therapy Remix was more bass heavy than a lot of the other songs. My favorite part in the song was about from the two minute to three minute mark where everything got rather quiet, and had a pretty light beat going on. It ran with some nice drums and had an almost winter like tone to it.

The second to last song, the Switchface remix, offered a rather different rendition than a lot of the other remixes thus far. Drum and bass was a huge part to this variation, and came off pretty heavy.

The final remix on this album came from witch house project H▲veN. It had all the themes of witch house, a nice beat that's somewhat mystical, and had the dragging synths and sort of drone like effects that accompany the genre. It was lovely to listen to.

And, that's all. I will admit, it was a bit tough to get through this album; I've always found it hard to get through a single song with a bunch of remixes. After a while, it does get boring. However, the instrumental remixes by H[filledarrowiup]veN and c.h.district did lead to some rather interesting moments. However, as much as I liked the remixes, just listening to the same song over and over, though different musically, was a bit of a drag. However, from their previous effort to now, Reactor7x has done a fantastic job of creating something decent. There's no doubt in my mind that I'll enjoy a full length by them, I'll just have to wait until then.

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Brutal Resonance

Reactor7x - Sick of it all

6.5
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2014
Reactor7x has made an appearance on the site before, though to little fanfare; in fact, the review was quite harsh on the act and didn't favor the sloppy sounds and unmastered music that came from the four man act from Poland. However, that's the past, and this is the present. The band has returned with a single that has nine remixes attached to it.

The single titled Sick of it all isn't half bad at all. I enjoyed it. The music is heavy on synths and has a pretty decent sound to it. Though it does sound like a standard dark electro track, the vocals somewhat set it apart. It's not necessarily in the distorted screaming that we're used to by now, but the second set of vocals that accompany it. They're a lot more clean than the distorted sounds, and I'm pretty sure they come from a woman. But, anyway, the song does use a tried and true formula, but makes it work well.

And then we're onto a bunch of remixes. I liked the c.h.district mix which focuses mainly on the intro to the song which had a sort of heart monitor like sound to it. It's a lot slower than the original, and gets rid of all the vocals that were once present, making an instrumental. It was a decent mix, though I found it to be a bit repetitious.

The GEttNER remix added more drum work and tuned down the synth work. The second set of chords don't really have a place in the remix, and only appear for a quarter of the time they were in the original mix. Though decent, it wasn't the best.

Coming in as the fourth track, the Orbicide remix was decent, but wasn't anything completely special on its own. This remix is definitely louder than the original, has a steady beat to it, but sounds average. I didn't really find much special about it.

We were then given a remix of it by Cynical Existence. The mix began off with the second set of chords breaking through before getting to the main beat. This remix also did a good job at substituting a lot of the synth work for less harsh sounding sounds. It sounded fairly clean compared to the original mix, as well.

The Disorder Faith Remix created a really good remix out of the song. I liked the overall sound and use of slightly higher pitched electronics than before. I got into this one pretty easily, and came out pretty satisfied with it.

the Cold Therapy Remix was more bass heavy than a lot of the other songs. My favorite part in the song was about from the two minute to three minute mark where everything got rather quiet, and had a pretty light beat going on. It ran with some nice drums and had an almost winter like tone to it.

The second to last song, the Switchface remix, offered a rather different rendition than a lot of the other remixes thus far. Drum and bass was a huge part to this variation, and came off pretty heavy.

The final remix on this album came from witch house project H▲veN. It had all the themes of witch house, a nice beat that's somewhat mystical, and had the dragging synths and sort of drone like effects that accompany the genre. It was lovely to listen to.

And, that's all. I will admit, it was a bit tough to get through this album; I've always found it hard to get through a single song with a bunch of remixes. After a while, it does get boring. However, the instrumental remixes by H[filledarrowiup]veN and c.h.district did lead to some rather interesting moments. However, as much as I liked the remixes, just listening to the same song over and over, though different musically, was a bit of a drag. However, from their previous effort to now, Reactor7x has done a fantastic job of creating something decent. There's no doubt in my mind that I'll enjoy a full length by them, I'll just have to wait until then.

May 29 2014

Off label

Official release 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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