Santa Hates You - It's ALIVE!
Electro After a Frankenstein's Monster inspired introduction called "In The Laboratory", Project Pitchfork's own Peter Spilles gives us the ceremonial horror sacrifice that is Santa Hates You's new album 'It's ALIVE!'.

But the playful horror electro pop will have to wait for just a little while. The first track of the album is called "Independence" and could very much have been a Project Pitchfork track if it was not for Jinxy's vocals. A political track with the sound we have grown used to (and I love) from the last Pitchfork releases. Don't think this is a reject in any way, it's one of the best tracks of the album.

After that, the hit track "Scum" is introduced and here we have more the sound of Santa Hates You with a more direct, honest and aggressive sound. Still, we are not quite there and it's still got that Pitchfork sound to it. It's not only the video that is kick ass, so is the track. Together with "Independence", this track is simply the highlight of the album. The chorus melody together with the in-your-face "Fuck you!" give it quite the untz.

After that political and nice beginning, we are back on track with the Halloween of the 60's inspired tunes expected from an album titled 'It's Alive'. With exception from "Fight Truth Decay", you are easily able to see the red line throughout the album with titles like "How to create a Monster", "Rise!", "Slightly Dead", "Skeletal Parade" and of course the title track "It's Alive!".

I appreciate the structure of this album, 9 tracks (I excluded the intro) and no monkey business. Strictly "here's nine tracks, enjoy them, bam, thank you." No (god damn) remixes, no fillouts. That's how I like my albums.

"How to Create a Monster", "Rise!", "Skeletal Parade" and "It's Alive" will give you the perfect Halloween party soundtrack... or why not do like me, listen to it at work and imagine all your coworkers, project managers and bosses are zombies are out to eat your brains.
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Brutal Resonance

Santa Hates You - It's ALIVE!

8.5
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Trisol Music Group
After a Frankenstein's Monster inspired introduction called "In The Laboratory", Project Pitchfork's own Peter Spilles gives us the ceremonial horror sacrifice that is Santa Hates You's new album 'It's ALIVE!'.

But the playful horror electro pop will have to wait for just a little while. The first track of the album is called "Independence" and could very much have been a Project Pitchfork track if it was not for Jinxy's vocals. A political track with the sound we have grown used to (and I love) from the last Pitchfork releases. Don't think this is a reject in any way, it's one of the best tracks of the album.

After that, the hit track "Scum" is introduced and here we have more the sound of Santa Hates You with a more direct, honest and aggressive sound. Still, we are not quite there and it's still got that Pitchfork sound to it. It's not only the video that is kick ass, so is the track. Together with "Independence", this track is simply the highlight of the album. The chorus melody together with the in-your-face "Fuck you!" give it quite the untz.

After that political and nice beginning, we are back on track with the Halloween of the 60's inspired tunes expected from an album titled 'It's Alive'. With exception from "Fight Truth Decay", you are easily able to see the red line throughout the album with titles like "How to create a Monster", "Rise!", "Slightly Dead", "Skeletal Parade" and of course the title track "It's Alive!".

I appreciate the structure of this album, 9 tracks (I excluded the intro) and no monkey business. Strictly "here's nine tracks, enjoy them, bam, thank you." No (god damn) remixes, no fillouts. That's how I like my albums.

"How to Create a Monster", "Rise!", "Skeletal Parade" and "It's Alive" will give you the perfect Halloween party soundtrack... or why not do like me, listen to it at work and imagine all your coworkers, project managers and bosses are zombies are out to eat your brains. Oct 23 2012

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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