Blitzkrieg Baby - Cannibal Commando
Released 2015 by Beläten
Blitzkrieg Baby majorly caught my attention with last year's "Kids' World EP". I was absolutely fascinated by the martial industrial empowered beats and raw, unashamedly spiteful and misanthropic lyrics that flowed from the title track, and was sucked into a world of sheer despotic attitude and darkened humor. Ever since then, the EP has managed to stick with me and I have listened to it and shared it a countless number of times, even letting the title track influence me to dabble in fictional writing habits. However, since then, I have also been feeling like an addicted junkie waiting for more Blitzkrieg Baby to come out. That time has come.
I am more than enthusiastic and proud to present BB's newest EP, "Cannibal Commando". Thematically, the pig and child soldier have not disappeared from BB's epic and war torn lyrical and physical content. That's immediately present with the first and title track. The song sticks to a strict presence of eerie, rhythmic military drums cooperating with a soft, but dark background noise. Other such experimental sounds dance throughout the song, but it is really the lead vocals that are able to capture me completely. Whispering, in tune lyrical chords fulfills the blackened tone that BB sets out for themselves, which obtain a slight distortion as they appear in the chorus section.
'There Will Be Casualties' moves the EP forward, this time with a very experimental, lo-fi, slow track. A sole man speaks out against "the pigs", and I could only imagine a man giving this speech out to a crowd of already riled up citizens ready to take charge against the next thing that pisses them off in a mob mentality brutality.
Giving you time to take a breather from all the hateful unapologetic sludge, 'This Is Where Empathy Comes To Die' serves as a brief trip through experimental noises, as well as slight charms. Sickening but sweet, 'Spit' brings you back into the frontlines. The lead vocals have a very slight delay on them, making it sound like there are two voices just offset by no less than a beat. The infectious lyrical content comes back, speaking of violent children, blood and gore, and other such vulgarities. Lastly, 'Cut. Slash. Maim. Kill.' ends off the EP with a wicked rhythmic noise track that's filtered through an array of static sound. It perfectly ends off the album, trading out all vocals for more sludgy sounds that echo BB's attitude.
Now, I would not doubt if a good deal of people, such as yourselves, have yet to hear of Blitzkrieg Baby thus far. That being said, I really do think you should stop dicking around, grab a pair of good headphones, and listen to these guys. Their songs are addicting and powerfully written, they don't have any boundaries, and have an attitude that make most other bands look like pussies in comparison. "Cannibal Commando" only serves to compliment that statement even further, and prove that they aren't backing down by any means necessary.Sep 24 2015
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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