|EP2010 |Promonium Jesters, 2010|
Heart Beatings, Rust (long), Scar Master, Omnicide
EP2010 sounds like one of the best releases in Promonium Jesters discography... with exception to the fact that the title is not a very original. This Canadian band keeps coming out with original music and seems to accumulate more and more supportive fans every time. Listeners are attracted to perfectly recorded and mastered songs, interesting arrangements as well as some similarities to the music of Skinny Puppy. There is no escape from this comparison, but I guess the band seems to have been indeed inspired by the music of Skinny Puppy.
All four songs on this EP are compositions based on electronics and repetitive rhythms (never too simple but running in extended succession during the songs), however, the guitar riffs were mixed deeper in the background on the song “Omnicide”. Other than that, “Rust” and “Scar Master” (the other song is my favorite track on the EP, a very catchy one!) include a domination of bass lines, typical for 80's style coldwave or early 90's WaxTrax! music (see: MLWTTKK, Dessau, early Ministry).
The sound of this EP is very attractive, so I do recommend support for this creative and original band.
(Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, 07/22/2010. Proofreading: Scott M. Owens. Must not be used for promotional or commercial purposes. See a Legal Note for the copyrights below)