Mar 2015 25

Alien Vampires - Harsh Drugs & BDSMAlien Vampires
Category: Techno / EBM
Album: Harsh Drugs & BDSM
Stars: 3
Blurb: The shamelessly obscene British/Italian group Alien Vampires has been absent from releasing music for two years, but this new EP was worth the wait and is a complete party from start to finish.


 

The first thing that may peak anyone’s interest in this album will definitely be the cover art – several people in full leather suits and heels, all piled on a bed and looking rather intimidating – but it fits the album title uncannily. Harsh Drugs & BDSM remains faithful to the combination of loud, rebellious, harsh, and evil sounds of the Alien Vampires gang, so it goes without saying that this album will have not only the band’s long term fans, but any aggressive dancer completely lapping it up.

The album consists of eight tracks – the album titled track “Harsh Drugs & BDSM,” six remixes of this track, and a new version of the charmingly titled “Fake Blood is for Cunt” from Alien Vampires’ earlier Evil Generation release. If the names of the songs don’t already give it away, these are not songs that have any deep meaning or sentimental value. These tracks are meant purely to get your body moving and to have an outrageous time doing so. The collaborators for these tracks include Modulate, Electronic Substance Abuse, Speed Injektion, STATIK SKY, D.K.A.G., and W.A.S.T.E. Each track is fast paced, flaunting the genius mix of hard, club beats and dirty electro sounds, save the last track remixed by W.A.S.T.E., which has been slowed down but remains just as abrasive as the rest of the album.

While this album does not offer much for lyrics/vocals, “Fake Blood is for Cunt” does include a vulgar yet empowering line, “We live according to our rules, we don’t kiss anyone’s ass, and we hardly accept compromise. Move on if you don’t like it, because this is a one way ticket to OUR hell!” Usually, the idea of hell is unappealing, but Alien Vampire makes it sound like one big party with this track.

Albeit, it’s generally simple and maybe the group isn’t progressing towards something new, but in this instance, that’s not a bad thing as Harsh Drugs & BDSM is just as impressive and satisfying as the Clubbers Die Younger EP released in 2012. Heavy beats, loud synths, and the rhythmic industrial sounds of this album make it an instant club hit.
 
Track list:

  1. Harsh Drugs & BDSM
  2. Harsh Drugs & BDSM (Modulate Mix)
  3. Harsh Drugs & BDSM (ESA Mix)
  4. Harsh Drugs & BDSM (Magliana Mix by Speed Injektion)
  5. Harsh Drugs & BDSM (STATIK SKY Submissive Mix)
  6. Fake Blood is for Cunt
  7. Harsh Drugs & BDSM (Fucked Up Mix by D.K.A.G.)
  8. Harsh Drugs & BDSM (W.A.S.T.E. Harsh Noise Mix)

 
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Purchase at:
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2014-02-28
 
Grace Kennedy (grace.lk)

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