Ninika EP Metal, Noise Ninika A metal-noise hybrid known as Ninika released a cassette in 2012 named after the band itself, therefore their EP is titled Ninika as well. I tried digging around to find what I could on the band, but it seems as if they are mysteriously hiding as well as they possibly can. The most I found on them in my journalism style clue finding (meaning Googling everything) was just a short description of the project on their record label's bandcamp, and it reads: Khanate/Gnaw/Grave In The Sky industrial sludge and power electronics with deranged personal/love/sex lyrics. Featuring Paul Von Aphid (Pink Sex Death, Poison Tounge, Degenerate Slug) along with (Moz and Dee) from the dark noise kraut duo Teeth Engraved With The Names of the Dead. And, well, I suppose that just leads me to begin talking about their music. The EP consists of four hard hitting songs, the first of which is free for download, while the other three are not. Am I Corrupted is definitely just a huge grind from start to finish. There's never a down tempo, and if you aren't being hit with noise, you are being hit with the metal aspects of the song. And if you aren't being hit with the metal aspects, you're getting the tortured screams of the vocalist shoved down your throat. And the rest of the album kind of delves into this sludge; Heat, Sorry, I Can't Be With You, and You Can Hear The Bodies Fucking all play to that level. They do try and do things differently, but everything is just so mashed together so much it's rather hard to even come out of this listening experience with a single brain cell leftover. Some may find that to be a good thing, but, in this case, it really isn't. I tried to listen to it over and over again, just to make sense of it all, but I really just can't. As I said, there's just way too much going on at once. The metal and the noise would seem to accompany each other greatly, as both genres are meant to be loud and hateful, but when you combine loud and hateful with loud and hateful, you just get a clusterfuck of anger built into one giant pile of useless scrap metal garbage. 350
Brutal Resonance

Ninika - Ninika EP

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2012 by No Visible Scars
A metal-noise hybrid known as Ninika released a cassette in 2012 named after the band itself, therefore their EP is titled Ninika as well. I tried digging around to find what I could on the band, but it seems as if they are mysteriously hiding as well as they possibly can. The most I found on them in my journalism style clue finding (meaning Googling everything) was just a short description of the project on their record label's bandcamp, and it reads:

Khanate/Gnaw/Grave In The Sky industrial sludge and power electronics with deranged personal/love/sex lyrics. Featuring Paul Von Aphid (Pink Sex Death, Poison Tounge, Degenerate Slug) along with (Moz and Dee) from the dark noise kraut duo Teeth Engraved With The Names of the Dead.

And, well, I suppose that just leads me to begin talking about their music. The EP consists of four hard hitting songs, the first of which is free for download, while the other three are not. Am I Corrupted is definitely just a huge grind from start to finish. There's never a down tempo, and if you aren't being hit with noise, you are being hit with the metal aspects of the song. And if you aren't being hit with the metal aspects, you're getting the tortured screams of the vocalist shoved down your throat.

And the rest of the album kind of delves into this sludge; Heat, Sorry, I Can't Be With You, and You Can Hear The Bodies Fucking all play to that level. They do try and do things differently, but everything is just so mashed together so much it's rather hard to even come out of this listening experience with a single brain cell leftover. Some may find that to be a good thing, but, in this case, it really isn't.

I tried to listen to it over and over again, just to make sense of it all, but I really just can't. As I said, there's just way too much going on at once. The metal and the noise would seem to accompany each other greatly, as both genres are meant to be loud and hateful, but when you combine loud and hateful with loud and hateful, you just get a clusterfuck of anger built into one giant pile of useless scrap metal garbage. Aug 27 2013

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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