Armaggedon Dildos – Dystopia [Alfa Matrix]
Düsseldorf leading EBM act Armageddon Dildos launch a new tour de force with their 14th album! Armed with punishing beats, powerful melodic hooks, upbeat sequences and gritty dark synths, Uwe Kanka takes his megaphone and protests loudly and without restraint against our world’s dystopia in general, and socio-political issues in particular like intolerance, abuse, disinformation or yet selfishness.
Surrounded by studio gurus and old time friends Mathias Black and Sven Mouhcine, the Armageddon Dildos frontman does not care much about music hypes and trends and prefer making his own thing merging his 80’s melodic influences with the 90’s power of industrial dark techno.
From the very catchy 80’s tainted melodies of Night People to the more martial assaults of Kaltes Herz whose dense ambience and aggressive vocals remind good old Laibach or other Rammstein, Armageddon Dildos remind us again to be one of the most unpredictable bands of the Electronic Body Music scene! Eclectic at wish, while still being very focussed and conceived to blast the apocalyptic dancefloors of the dark world, Dystopia rips straight into it with the gritty and dirty basslines of Burn Baby Burn that instantly imprints its viral chorus on your mind. Percolating synths, groovy basslines, hammering beats, vocoder lines, manipulated vocal samples… so many characteristic ingredients we are so happy hearing rolling again in our tortured ears for an absolute demonstration of less-is-more melodic simplicity and edgy dynamic attitude. Mastermind Uwe Kanka of course signs here again a bunch of what fans will call Armageddon Dildos-classics like the recent single Heut Nacht, Dance On Dead Bodies, the technoid High Up In The Sky or yet the title-song Dystopia, but as always, he also takes us by surprise with the slower guitary ballad Stay or yet the lovely electrising kraftwerkian Neon featuring a touching duet with his daughter Malin on vocals.
Release date: August 31th, 2020.