Music Reviews

Aug 29 2006
Artist: NECROTEK (@)
Title: Satanik EP
Format: CD EP
Label: self-released
Rated: *****
NECROTEK is for sure one of the hottest newcomer of the international Dark Electro/Industrial scene thanks to some highly acclaimed compilation appearances like "Endzeit Bunkertracks Vol. 2" and "Interbreeding VIII". Surprisingly this act is still a side-project done by Denver-based James Geist of the Ritual/Industrial/Ambient act NITRIOUS FLESH. The dark and mysterious influences presented by this act also have found their way into the music of NECROTEK, although in a more subtle kind. It’s generally a well chosen combination of diverse influences well placed under the Dark Electro genre and it has that special style which avoids it to get thrown into that over-populated Hellektro/Harsh EBM style. The title track "Satanik" offers a really addictive dark bass line, while "Spectre" (...the appearance on "Endzeit Bunkertracks Vol. 2") comes with a drum and percussion input awaking some remembrances to the very old THE KLINIK stuff. The overwhelming use of distortion effects on "Wish You Dead (First Cut)" are the outstanding idea which keeps this track interesting, surely a wise decision by the BLC label to pick up this track for their "Interbreeding" compilation series. It’s a bit sad, that all of this fine music ends after only 5 tracks, a real full length effort by this up and coming US act is required. Labels should wash their ears and pick this talented act up, fans of Dark Electro not heard like so many times before should make their contact James Geist to purchase this fine item. I’m sure we’ll hear more from this maybe America’s best kept secret around. Recommended!

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