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Prostate / Rip Vip
Album:Rip Vip Collection:General
Artist:Prostate Added:04/2014
Label:Phage Tapes 

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Add Date:2014-04-18 Pull Date:2014-06-20 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:22 Jun8 Jun25 May4 May27 Apr
Airplays:11112

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

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"!

WHOLE ALBUM IS FUCKING GREAT!

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