Alec Empire Kiss Of Death ( 23/05/2005 Digital Hardcore Recrodings)
Opening instrumentals on the title track from the Berlin rock bruiser sound like a raw Feeder in a butcher’s shop, before exploding into a Fu Manchu and Black Flag free for all, as Alec’s coarse and captivating vocals kick in. This number plucked from their ‘Futurist’ album, is a teasing and cathartic blast aboutinner strengthand defiance.
Also prevalent on this offering arethree strong supporting tracks inclusive of the roaring ‘Night of Violence’ that tears through the post rock boundaries to touch metal territory. Alec’s vociferous
proclamationsalong with arustic, raw and frenetic accompaniment givehim veracity and boldness and most importantly, the ability to stick around in a bloated music market.