January 2014 – BLAKOPZ – As Nations Decay: 2nd album from the US industrial/hard dance duo, featuring collaborations with NITRO/NOISE and SLEETGROUT. Limited edition digipak version with 3 exclusive bonus tracks – remixes from AESTHETIC PERFECTION, ALTER DER RUINE and CRYOGENIC ECHELON! Over the past 12 months, BLAKOPZ have served as tour support for AESTHETIC PERFECTION’s “All.Cities.Destroyed” 26-date North American tour over the summer of 2012, opened for SUICIDE COMMANDO, FGFC820 and TACTICAL SEKT in the US, and made their first European live appearance earlier this year at Resistanz Festival in the UK.
The music on this is about as perfect as you can get – clean and hard hitting, nothing way out there in terms of drawn out movie dialogue samples or painfully slow intros. The vocals, however, are another story. Nothing wrong with the actual vocal sound though. The style is a bit clean and understandable. Different for the music style – You know, the typical big wall of sound where the vocals are distorted into another instrument of that wall. On this one you’ll actually be able to understand the words, a good thing for some who are tired of the typically overly distorted voices. This is in the style of military brutality. Kill now, no questions later.