I put EGGVN in the same realm of Strvngers not only because they both sport a random “V” in place of a vowel in their name but also due the tone and intent of their sonic messages. They’re both modern Darkwave darlings in these offices but today we’re taking a deeper look into EGGVN and their latest which embraces the almighty heaviness alongside the synthetic backdrop.
But I digress.
Comparisons aside, EGGVN is set to unleash a new banger entitled La Era de la Bestia and we’re already thinking it might be our most favorite Darkwave/Electro release of the year. And you might too after you hear that opening title track which is pure fire. Immediately revealing this massive Electro world filled with surging synths, huge beats, and an ungodly choir, “La Era de la Bestia” takes a nice turn once this monstrous maw opens to complete the sound that’s like old school Dance-ready Combichrist hanging out with Wumpscutt.
“Legion” is an anxiety-fueled romp from the start and then gets even dirtier with vicious vocals attacking on a visceral level as vibrant sonics permeate through each speaker to create a scene akin to something in a Horror movie with viewers on the edge of their seats observing the hero or heroine being stalked by some main baddie filled malicious intent. Lightening the mood ever so slightly, the bouncy “No Memories” kind of brings to mind the mid-’90’s more accessible Industrial scene and artists like God Lives Underwater and Gravity Kills especially while “Hope” gets all futuristic before melting into a steady Metallic romp.
“Flesh” is a momentous monument with billowing Electro being hurled at listeners from all sides, “Agnus Dei” is beats-heavy and almost ethereal before the raspy wrath of the vocal delivery brings listeners crashing back down to reality, and “Ave Satanas” is a rabble rouser bringing to mind Tactical Neural Implant with its’ synthetic mastery.
Deeper down the road, “Cross” gets really heavy bringing the Ministry circa 1988/1989 feels and echoes of Nailbomb of all things (Those samples that bookend the track in particular) then “N.B.O.” goes all mega shredder and ups the Electro ante considerably with “Futile” following the Borg prerogative regarding resistance which in the case of loving EGGVN’s latest is most definitely futile. This all serves as a precursor to the grand finale of “Soul Reaper”, a considerably hefty chunk of dark electronic noise that slowly unfurls over almost twelve minutes to provide a fitting end for a fantastical new EGGVN classic.
La Era de la Bestia arrives on May 14th from Out Of Line Music. You can pre-order your very own copy today when you head here or here. For the latest on EGGVN, follow the trail of socials by clicking here, here, or here.