After brewing up a storm as part of the Armalyte Records and Soundsphere magazine Incineratour last year, industrial act Je$us Loves Amerika release this mind-melting dirty-electro EP heavily influenced by Front 242 and The Prodigy, produced by Phil Barry of Cubanate fame.
Getting off the mark quickly now then; the opener and title track ‘FYA’ lacks the strong knockout blow many long-time fans will be expecting. Fortunately, follow-up offering, ‘epT’ starts off with static picking up the beat (so don’t worry, there is nothing wrong with your speakers), and showcases an even darker and heavier side to the band than we are used to seeing; it reminds one of the game ‘Silent Hill’ in that it creates a totally creepy and foreboding vibe that stays with the listener throughout. The strongest track on here though, is the demo of ‘Kill Yourself’… how nice. Anyways, it has very good vocal structure and a steady and addictive beat that you will be able to rock out to and enjoy after a considerable number of listens.
All in all it’s not a bad effort, but it feels a bit rushed. We are now excitedly waiting for a full-length record, with this collection going down like a tangy appetiser preparing us for what’s to come.
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