Stasis (Xlops' Theme) Synthwave, Darksynth Humanity In Decay Synthwave / darksynth producer Humanity in Decay has been active since 2017. Inspired by cyberpunk and Lovecraftian cosmic horror, Humanity in Decay has released his full length album "The Shorter a Flame, The Brighter Its Light" as well as two EPs titled "Neo R'lyeh" and "Seed". June 21st will see Humanity in Decay release a new single titled 'Stasis (Xlops' Theme)'. Made as the theme song for Xlops' Twitch channel, Humanity in Decay has described it as not being as violent as some of his previous releases. Despite that, the song is a certified banger.Stasis (Xlops' Theme) by Humanity In DecayIt begins with a steady, club ready bass driven beat. This lasts for a little over thirty-seconds before I was struck into a down-and-dirty electro inspired track. Synths in the background keep the tension up as if some horror is about to befall mankind. Higher pitched samples sound like an alarm, as background riffs open up room for a bit of grit. Towards the end of the track, the backing synths really takeover in a final push of electronic superiority. The only thing I can say negative about this track is that I believe certain stretches of it become repetitive for too long a time. Perhaps if the song was edited down by just a minute or so, those segments would not have seemed so bad. Nonetheless, 'Stasis (Xlops' Theme)' is a wonderful track. Well produced and with a degree of quality control under its belt, this song has made me a fan of Humanity in Decay's. I'm quite keen on listening to more of his music as both the sound and the cyberpunk-meets-cosmic horror setting is both odd but curious. Seven-out-of-ten! This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page. 450
Brutal Resonance

Humanity In Decay - Stasis (Xlops' Theme)

7.0
"Good"
Released off label 2021
Synthwave / darksynth producer Humanity in Decay has been active since 2017. Inspired by cyberpunk and Lovecraftian cosmic horror, Humanity in Decay has released his full length album "The Shorter a Flame, The Brighter Its Light" as well as two EPs titled "Neo R'lyeh" and "Seed". June 21st will see Humanity in Decay release a new single titled 'Stasis (Xlops' Theme)'. Made as the theme song for Xlops' Twitch channel, Humanity in Decay has described it as not being as violent as some of his previous releases. Despite that, the song is a certified banger.



It begins with a steady, club ready bass driven beat. This lasts for a little over thirty-seconds before I was struck into a down-and-dirty electro inspired track. Synths in the background keep the tension up as if some horror is about to befall mankind. Higher pitched samples sound like an alarm, as background riffs open up room for a bit of grit. Towards the end of the track, the backing synths really takeover in a final push of electronic superiority. The only thing I can say negative about this track is that I believe certain stretches of it become repetitive for too long a time. Perhaps if the song was edited down by just a minute or so, those segments would not have seemed so bad. 

Nonetheless, 'Stasis (Xlops' Theme)' is a wonderful track. Well produced and with a degree of quality control under its belt, this song has made me a fan of Humanity in Decay's. I'm quite keen on listening to more of his music as both the sound and the cyberpunk-meets-cosmic horror setting is both odd but curious. Seven-out-of-ten! 

This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page.
Jun 13 2021

Off label

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

Steven Gullotta

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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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