Monday, May 5, 2014

Portion Control - ..Step Forward (1984)

Excellent old-school EBM album out of London. A bit more on the synth-punky side of EBM, but the group also have this very distinct pop/new wave influence to them, and they even throw in kind of a tribal feel into some tracks. The song "Havoc Man" even reminds me of a more industrial/angry version of New Order's "Temptation" and surprisingly enough, they don't even remotely butcher that concept, in fact "Havoc Man" is one of my favorite tracks off the album. Definitely a really great EBM album and perhaps even a good starting point for those interesting in that genre. It's also a decent starting album for industrial music (albeit a more industrial rock than a Throbbing Gristle kind of industrial) and for synth-punk, as it delves into all of those genres. Definitely worth checking out.

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