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26 January 2009

ReGen Mag Review On The Chrome Elemental

From ReGen Magazine:

END: the DJ

From the introduction of The Chrome Elemental you can hear the passion and drive behind End: The DJ. He believes in every facet of what he does and finds something good to work with in everything he touches.

The intro from Ginger Snap5 sets everything in motion with pounding beats and cascading synths built for the dance floor.
Neurotoxxik's "Lethal Injection" will pierce your ears with accessible backing and a varied tempo that showcases End's skill at the helm, and in turn this sets the bar for the upcoming acts that he already supports.
E.I.D.'s "Kill! Kill! Kill!" is ground-and-pound body music for the masses, blending elements of hardcore dance with rough and ready samples for a wonderful concoction of cyber-mix madness.
Apoptygma Berzerk's "Suffer in Silence (Sebastian Komor Mix)" pops up next, and as you would expect, it goes through a variety of motions, contrasting the smooth vocal tones of Stephan Groth with hard-hitting electronic ferocity.
Moonitor's "Screamer" packs a seductive punch, and it should be a real hit in scene clubs the world over, armed with some prominent percussion that constantly builds, leading to major sonic appeal and a beautiful noise that'll make your lobes leak.
Seamlessly the album moves forward, and the pace really picks up for the Alien Vampires' contribution, "Dark Skies," and on here everything gets louder, faster and darker; this tune is the soundtrack to your head-fuck, kids.
Squarehead follows up with an electro rock-out complete with buzzsaw synths and haunting effects that serve to make "The Generator" a real stand-out track that will appeal to fans of industrial and its numerous sub-genres.
To follow, we have the trance-infused Stahlnebel vs. Black Selket track "Stahlingrad," which is flawlessly pulled together by Menschdefekt. Here, solid trance-like synths meet a techno attack for a brutal filler that will fit nicely into many a dark dance set constructed to make you sweat.
Komor Kommando's "Beat Around the Bushes" is a fuming anti-war rally and a solidly pieced together composition of techno ammunition. Again, on this one the elements of percussion take center stage and provide a strong backbone for some head-crunching sounds. "TB-1" by Ginger Snap5, by contrast, is very diverse trance, and it's a commercially viable anthem that could work on any crowd. It takes its place proudly before C2 and DJ Reaver's "God Warrior," which mixes up terror EBM with elements of dance and even digital hardcore for a perfectly angry and powerful clash of styles.
In the final few minutes, we have E.I.D.'s second stomping offer, "Death by Stereo," which unfortunately lacks the variation seen previously, but it's a hell of a way to end this collection, and its repetitive nature will certainly burrow its way into your head and move you to the floor.

Be warned that The Chrome Elemental will not give you a moment's rest, though that's the point of all the work that's presented here. This is your perfect alternative dance soundtrack; your feet will bleed and your arms will ache, but you will put it on again the next night, and if you forget to take it to the local club, be sure that your DJ will have a copy waiting.