Kill Em All And Come Back Alone
Kill em All and Come Back Alone - Next up is the title track with it's metallic percussion repetitive guitar riffs giving the track a nice groove with direct verses of themes of yet again murder and violence. A great thing about this song is how direct the choruses are with its gang shout style approach of saying "kill em all" leading into the breakdown where mainly the keyboards take over with spoken word lyrics giving breathing space and back into all hell breaking loose to end the track.
We're On A killer Road Baby - This track to me has one of the best starts on the album with it's white zombie like groove riff that really sets it out from the previous couple of tracks giving a fresh approach and keeping the listener guessing another noticeable part of this song is the fact it?s also in the bands native language Serbian which is also a nice surprising change then breaking into the nonstop double kick drum assault of drums changing the groove into thrash also another great use of gang shout call and response techniques while keyboards help to give the track spacing within the 2 and half minute song.
Die Bitch Die - it seems there's no stopping cut n paste with its non-stop assault of full frontal riffs and this track is no different with it's syncopation between kick drums and guitars really does emphasise the Fear Factory influence that the band relates to ...
We Are Dead - Carrying on from the intensity of "Die Bitch Die" leads us to the track "We Are Dead" a rather simple but effective track and the band surprisingly manage to get so much in 1 minute 46 seconds with it?s brand of industrialized thrash theres some great guitar work using a lead line over the rhythm parts to give the song some sort of melodic property which had been missing from many of the previous track apart from the odd keyboard/synth line vocals again direct aggressive and well placed.
Steel Morning - ... a more mid tempo track complete with literally steel like percussion with great chugging rhythm guitars accompanying the drums which are extremely well controlled and well programmed giving an almost thought of a human drummer vocally this track shocked me with it's almost melodic like singing and showed a real opposite side to cut n paste that made me want to hear more tracks like and for me a real highlight to the album a great well written song.
Fuck Slut (Aggrotech Mix) - ...... musically great a good array of synths and danceable beat to it and shows that cut n paste has a good skill for versatility and can evenly balance out both sides of there sound and can still give a slightly redeeming factor to any song.
On Dolazi Po Krv (Aggrotech Mix) - Which in English translates, as "He Comes By The Blood" is the 2nd aggrotech track on the album which is much better to the previous track much more original lyrically also in Serbian as well musically it has a simple synth bassline which works effectively and helps create and catchy track and simple yet effective drum beats with some very effective well placed alternating hi hat patterns and snare drum fills which is some what of a rarity in the aggrotech genre at times.
End Game Revisited - A Somewhat reprise to the starting track starting with white noise which almost sounds like the wind and distant screams from the vocalist that were heard in the track end game later on in the mix comes a distant kick drum creating a pulse and giving a rhythmic sense to the track and a positive and different sounding way of closing the album and giving a good sense of continuity that signals beginning and end.
Well to sum up not a bad release musically great and really has delivered the more aggressive sound as stated and props to cut n paste for delivering what they promised which is a rarity among bands and some great versatility musically a good show to both sides of the bands style which is a real strong point which I would like to see more of ....
Michael Davis - Brutal Resonance (June 2012)