“Zombichrist” due out 13 October 2012 on Bluntface Records.
“I AM THE ZOMBICHRIST PRAISE TO ME I AM THE ZOMBICHRIST THIS IS SIN”
That quote will perk the attention of one of my friends. Now, though, will the music keep him interested? That is my question. I have no idea. But maybe what I write here will encourage him to explore Virus Cycle further.
This is Post-Apocalyptic Industrial Zombie Tech music from Boston, MA. Listening to the music makes me feel like I have been hurled into a future, perhaps just a few years, maybe months, from now. With bath salts consumption being blamed for some horrendous attacks on people, and various designer drugs being marketed as “incense” which I’ve seen firsthand use of turning people into zombie like creatures, I wonder if an apocalypse is soon in our future. What to do? Double tap, perhaps….or just sit back and listen to “Zombichrist” and imagine you’re watching a George Romero movie and enjoy the ride. And, of course, avoid zombies. Stay at home, board up the windows and listen.
Okay, I got that out of my system, on to the music. Do you enjoy trance music? I enjoy it from time to time. This is great music to listen to while painting.
I decided not to imagine, but instead to watch George’s Romero’s masterpiece, “Night of the Living Dead”, with the sound off while listening to the music Virus Cycle sent to me. It works quite well. I am, after all, a horror movie fan and a good soundtrack can boost the thrills of a horror movie.
Virus Cycle uses a great combination of synth, drums, guitars, bass and vocals. Steady, throbbing beats, deep bass, repeated guitar riffs, and at times, synth sounds that are reminiscent of Soft Cell and Human League, and vocals that remind me of zombies wandering around aimlessly, calling out for “brains, brains”….plus the obviously still human characters discussing their dire situation, all make for an interesting descent into humanity’s not so distant future, where all social and political supports have failed us all. Welcome to depravity. It’s a stopover that I enjoy making from time to time.
“Being monitored closely by scientists and all the radiation detection….all persons who die during this crisis from whatever cause come back to life to seek human victims unless their bodies are first disposed of by cremation.” Thus begins The Dead Hate the Living, with the narrator’s words and the doomish soundtrack, buzzing guitar, deep bass and a sinister drumbeat that reminds me of a cannibal jungle movie. Radio broadcasts the news of the rising dead and advice on how to kill these fiends. “From this flesh, they will feed, on this night, we shall die” chants the ghoulish choir………and the groaning of a metal hulk’s death throes punctuates the chorus.