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Necrotek – Satanik EP

Necrotek - Satanik EP

CD, self-released, 2006

Nekrotek seems to be trying to combine a love of horror and the supernatural, with that of Industrial in order to create an evil dark EBM sound. I really don’t know what to make of Nekrotek in all honesty as “Satanik” feels to me that it’s trying to please a lot of people without really getting anywhere.
This is the project of James Geist who, so far, has had a little ‘scene’ success by having appeared on Alfa Matrix’s “Endzeit Bunkertracks Act II” compilation, as well as BLC’s “Interbreeding VIII: Elements of Violence” compilation. The track that featured on Alfa Matrix’s compilation, “Spectre”, doesn’t really get going but it does have some fairly interesting horror based samples going on in the track.
Nekrotek mentions such influences as Skinny Puppy, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Synapscape, Dive and Sleep Chamber. Some of this is evident in this demo, but he doesn’t quite have the energy and style that these bands represent. However there are a couple of redeeming features in this demo, in the form of the title track “Satanik” and “Wish You Dead (First Cut)”; the first one being fairly simple 4/4 beat driven industrial, and the secong being more dark EBM with some fairly good vocals.
I do believe Nekrotek is capable of creating some good Dark EBM along the lines of Hocico and Funker Vogt, or go with straight up industrial and work on those influences as previously mentioned. With a little more focus, then he could create some interesting releases in the future, but this one isn’t really doing much to my ears.


— Kate Turgoose

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