From Juggernaut Services, Moving Mountains is a compilation all industrial, harsh electro, and EBM fans needs to know about and welcome with greedy open arms. The release brings some of the best underground artists and sounds into the light whilst simultaneously showing that the above genres have never been healthier and more vibrant at their still to be discovered cores.
Formed by music writer and co-editor of Brutal Resonance magazine Nick Quarm in the summer of 2012, Juggernaut Services has swiftly built up a formidable reputation for its work in supporting and helping new and struggling artists get their creative sounds further in the world. The management and promotion company provides bands with know-how and support to help overcome and succeed against the challenges the emerging artist within the industrial and electro scene encounters. In a short time the company has earned a strong name for itself and with first release Moving Mountains, has put some of their impressive clients under keen focus.
The album brings together the darker more heavily aggressive artists working with Juggernaut Services, and an impressive collection of artists it is. Offering a wide soundscape ranging the full length of industrial and harsh electro shadows, the fifteen track album is a constant incitement to the senses and pleasure for the passions. Generally any compilation has dips across its length due to personal tastes when covering an eclectic expanse of flavours but Moving Mountains is one riveting ride from first synth coaxing to its last lingering touch, impressively supporting the earlier statement of the status of underground music.
The release opens with One For You, One For Me 2010, a previously unreleased track from US industrial band nolongerhuman. Emerging from a dawning horizon of emotive ambience the track brings sampled female vocals into a gradually squeezing wrap of brewing intensity and resonating beats. Into its stride the song opens up its doors to a full prowl of agitated melody soaked energy and simmering heat which simultaneously brings its own distinct shadows into the heart of the elegant yet sinister encounter. It is an impressive start soon surpassed by the following Tactical Module track Dead Zone and then Teenage America from Cease2xist. From the UK, both projects have had great recent success with releases, the first with the Dead Zone EP from which this track is taken and the second with the album You Are Expendable which has given the two songs (Tonight the other)from the band on the album. Dead Zone is a seductive scourge with malicious shadows driven by the insidious rabid tones of guest vocalist on the Michael Davis project, Osmar Diaz from Mexican industrial act Acrophilic Project. It is a compelling scarring matched by Teenage America, a virulent song of destructive mesmeric resonance from Dayve Yates and his solo project which feasts on the dissidence and antagonism within us all.
As the dangerous temptation of All Gone Awry from San Jose duo RetConStruct and the fermenting brilliance of Halloween from Polish electro/industrial band Controlled Collapse encroaches upon the senses the album already is making the greatest persuasion of its purpose and the depth of important sounds around. Each track on the album inspires a richness of impressed and excited responses to rifle through thoughts and emotions, the likes of Warsickle with their two stirring instrumentals and a sensational track from Plastic Noose as well as equally incendiary second songs from RetConStruct and nolongerhuman fully impacting rewards.
Further highlights which suck the breath away from the senses come through the two industrial metal tempests from Eschaton Hive, a second restless intrusion from Controlled Collapse and the corrosive grandeur of the blistering force Tapewyrm. Zombie Attack Plan and Want.Need.Have from Eschaton Hive ravage the listener with caustic elegance and irresistible sonic teasing united in contagious brawls which send its victims into rapture whilst gnawing on their synapses. The band takes top honours on the release though seriously challenged throughout with the addiction causing This Nightmare from Controlled Collapse and the acid burn of Insomnia from industrial noise conspirers Tapewyrm with its rasping sonic licking of the senses violations of the highest order.
Moving Mountains leaves the clearest indication of the freshness and force within industrial driven music right now whilst offering up some of the finest new invention from the most imaginative emerging bands, and as a Name Your Price purchase it is an invitation impossible to refuse.
1. nolongerhuman – One For You, One For Me 2010*
2. Tactical Module – Dead Zone
3. Cease2xist – Teenage America
4. RetConStruct – All Gone Awry
5.Controlled Collapse – Halloween
6. Warsickle – Help From Outer Space
7. Eschaton Hive – Zombie Attack Plan
8. RetConStruct – The Maelstrom
9.Warsickle – Call For Help
10. Tapewyrm – Insomnia
11. Cease2xist – Tonight
12. Controlled Collapse – This Nightmare
13. Plastic Noose – Zu Allen
14. Eschaton Hive – Want.Need.Have
15. nolongerhuman – Transcend Humanity
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