V2A - Machine Corps
Electro-Industrial Whenever I hear the name V2A I always think of The Fonz standing next to a German V2 rocket going ayyyyy! Just the name and mental image speaks volumes about the potential comedic marketing and piss-taking I can indulge in, but V2fonzie is actually quite good!

I've heard V2happy days before and I was quite surprised when I heard this album, their other work is far less refined than 'Machine Corps', but this release hits them all out the park. Seriously, this album is full of classic thumping futuristic nihilistic monsters. Professionalism gets thrown out of the window when I am presented with such a fluid sounding release.

Of course it has its gripes, some of the songs really phone it in like ET with a call-girl, but the main assault party really make up for it (See ?War Machine?, ?Cannibal Clan? and ?Dance Virus? for reference). The mixing isn't exactly up there with my top 5, but at least everything is consistent with it. And I would rather consistently decent rather then one well done masterpiece and eleven abortions to follow, but no, V2DAFONZIE succeeded.

Also another thing I noticed is the lyrical themes and samples are really varied, for what I expected to be more of the same. Songs about eating meat being cruel and being serious at the same time, I did not expect it to work. But V2A proved me wrong, and that makes me happy. This is a solid release from a solid band, and if you ask for anything else you are brain dead.
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Brutal Resonance

V2A - Machine Corps

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Black Rain
Whenever I hear the name V2A I always think of The Fonz standing next to a German V2 rocket going ayyyyy! Just the name and mental image speaks volumes about the potential comedic marketing and piss-taking I can indulge in, but V2fonzie is actually quite good!

I've heard V2happy days before and I was quite surprised when I heard this album, their other work is far less refined than 'Machine Corps', but this release hits them all out the park. Seriously, this album is full of classic thumping futuristic nihilistic monsters. Professionalism gets thrown out of the window when I am presented with such a fluid sounding release.

Of course it has its gripes, some of the songs really phone it in like ET with a call-girl, but the main assault party really make up for it (See ?War Machine?, ?Cannibal Clan? and ?Dance Virus? for reference). The mixing isn't exactly up there with my top 5, but at least everything is consistent with it. And I would rather consistently decent rather then one well done masterpiece and eleven abortions to follow, but no, V2DAFONZIE succeeded.

Also another thing I noticed is the lyrical themes and samples are really varied, for what I expected to be more of the same. Songs about eating meat being cruel and being serious at the same time, I did not expect it to work. But V2A proved me wrong, and that makes me happy. This is a solid release from a solid band, and if you ask for anything else you are brain dead.
Jul 04 2011

Gerard Hawkins

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