United and Identified - At The Border of the Line EP
Futurepop It's easy to draw comparison between Belgian "newcomer" United and Identified and old timer VNV Nation. In most cases it's true as well, I mean, check out the strings on "Life" and I'm sure you'll se the resemblance. But the strings alone is not enough to draw that comparison, however, the whole EP reminds me of the feelings created by VNV's now classic 'Futureperfect'.

Say what you will about VNV Nation, but what it comes down to is to be compared to one of the most liked and known acts within the genre. I guess that's not a bad thing. The only real difference between the two acts is that VNV Nation goes way much stronger on the chorus. In many of the United and Identified's songs the chorus simply goes past you. I'm not sure that's a good or bad thing, I guess it's just another way to do it.

It's a strong and self-aware EP United and Identified delivers to us. Four strong tracks and no remixes, you know that gets me going.

Steve Caster's vocals are good, but could become great. However, it's easily above average in the genre and in this particular style, the vocals are so important. Works perfectly together with the strong and emotional lyrics.

The EP contains the tracks "X-Truth-e", "Mirrors of Denial", The title track "At The Border of the Line" and "Life". All four of them are worth your time, so don't buy them one and one, buy the whole thing. However, the ballad "Life" is probably my favourite among the bunch.

A very strong EP and if United and Identified has the material to put out an album of the same quality like this EP, it could very well be one of the bigger surprises of the year. Support this self-release and make sure you pick it up by using the link provided below.
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Brutal Resonance

United and Identified - At The Border of the Line EP

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2012
It's easy to draw comparison between Belgian "newcomer" United and Identified and old timer VNV Nation. In most cases it's true as well, I mean, check out the strings on "Life" and I'm sure you'll se the resemblance. But the strings alone is not enough to draw that comparison, however, the whole EP reminds me of the feelings created by VNV's now classic 'Futureperfect'.

Say what you will about VNV Nation, but what it comes down to is to be compared to one of the most liked and known acts within the genre. I guess that's not a bad thing. The only real difference between the two acts is that VNV Nation goes way much stronger on the chorus. In many of the United and Identified's songs the chorus simply goes past you. I'm not sure that's a good or bad thing, I guess it's just another way to do it.

It's a strong and self-aware EP United and Identified delivers to us. Four strong tracks and no remixes, you know that gets me going.

Steve Caster's vocals are good, but could become great. However, it's easily above average in the genre and in this particular style, the vocals are so important. Works perfectly together with the strong and emotional lyrics.

The EP contains the tracks "X-Truth-e", "Mirrors of Denial", The title track "At The Border of the Line" and "Life". All four of them are worth your time, so don't buy them one and one, buy the whole thing. However, the ballad "Life" is probably my favourite among the bunch.

A very strong EP and if United and Identified has the material to put out an album of the same quality like this EP, it could very well be one of the bigger surprises of the year. Support this self-release and make sure you pick it up by using the link provided below. Dec 10 2012

Off label

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

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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