Prostate / Rip Vip
Album: Rip Vip   Collection:General
Artist:Prostate   Added:Apr 2014
Label:Phage Tapes  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-04-18 Pull Date: 2014-06-20 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jun 22 Jun 8 May 25 May 4 Apr 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 16, 2014: Today's Show
4. Apr 28, 2014: Deathcrush
2. Jun 02, 2014: Deathcrush
5. Apr 23, 2014: Brownian Motion
Rip Vip
3. May 21, 2014: Brownian Motion
6. Apr 21, 2014: Deathcrush

Album Review
The Grunt
Reviewed 2014-04-17
Prostate // RIP VIP
RIYL: Skinny Puppy, Test Dept, Ministry, maybe NIN, Chu Ishikawa's Tetsuo (The Iron Man)
TAGS: Electro-industrial, Minneapolis, Mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate)

Excellent! This album is like a mashup between Skinny Puppy and Test Department, so expect lots of dark electro-industrial beats with clanking metal rhythms and background effects. The music feels like you could dance to it if it were faster, but they keep all songs at a medium pace which builds internal tension in the listener who wants to feel the song really let loose; it's a great effect to see a band exercise such consistent restraint. This is their first album, released in 2013, and I can't wait to hear more. Definitely going to see them live if they come out west. SENT TO US BY THE LABEL "PHAGE TAPES"!


1.) (5:20) Instrumental Soft start. Subdued building tones, layers into a dark synthpop riff. Could be an early Depeche Mode song. Ends on random sounds.
2.) (5:26) + OLD SCHOOL electro industrial for a hollowed out warehouse. Mid tempo. Screams are like distorted whispers buried in the background.
3.) (4:16) + Banging metal and synth basslines. This song goes through a number of different textures, almost catchy at one point.
4.) (3:38) + oldschool quasi-EBM beats. Vocals are kind of NIN, nice layers.
5.) (2:38) Really cool ambient which leads into next song. Wouldn't make sense to play this alone, but do it if you wanna play the next track.
6.) (7:19) + + Holy shit. Right away you can tell this is a monster. Spectacular.
7.) (4:51) + + Most powerful and evil track. Like a massive cyborg slowly trudging through thick black oil, on its way to strangle you.
8.) (5:19) + Slightly more sparse than the rest…slightly.
9.) (3:44) + Starts dark ambient, synth pulses and scrapes. Not really a beat or anything, not harsh, just interesting textures.
10.) (4:36) + + Dark and subdued, early ministry / skuppy meets early NIN. In comes a beat that is STRAIGHT UP DEPECHE MODE. This is excellent.
11.) (4:01) + + A beautiful end. Pulses like a heartbeat, beautiful dark ambient textures.
-The Grunt

Track Listing
1. Chanson De Gest   6. Rip Vip
2. The Church Or The World   7. Ladder
3. Merdre   8. Interm
4. Saint   9. Cadavre
5. Hex   10. Swollen
  11. Vertere