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Novakill
Novakill
Kill Everyone
Metropolis


Format Reviewed: CD

Soundclip: "whyWON'TyouDIE!?!"

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You need to put aside certain expectations before you can enjoy Kill Everyone -- depending on what you look forward to in this genre, that is. Those of you who are searching for a substantial slice of forward-thinking experimental music that will change the course of the EBM/Industrial genre should look elsewhere; anyone hoping for deep, introspective poems that offer insight on some deep internal struggle will be disappointed -- unless passages like "there is no God, there is no heaven / you were born into this hell" or "wake up you fool / you can't live your life as someone else's tool" answer life's big questions for you.

Kill Everyone is dance music, pure and simple -- but it's better-than-average dance music. Instead of constructing a web of dense, evolving cinematic orchestration, Novakill attend to the important stuff: making certain that the drums are compressed hot enough, programming the bass line with sufficiently speaker-ripping grit, and balancing the two to ensure an adrenaline-pumping attack. Vocalists/programmers Bones and Sik (sic.) don't necessarily need to write complex lyrics, as they aim their rage-fueled overdriven shrieks and howls to your primal self. They could sing about quilting and it would still sound evil.

It doesn't matter that Novakill won't inspire anyone with their cliché-ridden lyrics or Matrix samples. That's not their purpose. Their skills lie in making certain that even the sleepiest, most drugged-out kids in the club are wide awake and on their feet. They'll get you on dance floor and keep you there -- and sometimes, that's all you need from your music.



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