This is a busy year for the delivish industrial fellows of Eggvn. They performed this year at Wave Gotik Treffen, plus more auspiciously, have a new album out.
We here at Onyx, have been given a taste of 7 sinful tracks to whett your appetite from the band that comes from Hell with their album, Solve et Coagula.
“Fear” is the second track to start us off. We have the driving industrial beats with the tortured vocals, screaming at us to fear. The keyboard in this almost delicately writhes through the stabbing rhythm.
And then like the demonically possessed beings they are, we are served “The Seven Words”. Darkness and the creation within this world of that which lures you towards the fate of all sinners and Eggvn want to take you there. What are the seven words? You might just have to listen….
Just as darkness likes to consume the light and evil tries to usurp goodness, those with perverted desires seek to own the souls of the innocent, therein destroying their “Purity”. This is also track number seven.
“Dead Inside Me” is a heavier number and the anger is almost palpable. The hate, the fear and the loathing that lurks within the human psyche.
Listening to strains of “Let The Sun Shine In” are terrifying before Eggvn let loose. Have a feeling they want us to let the devil in… just a feeling as it is punctuated/shouted in track number 10, “Let The Devil Shine”
The translation of the twelfth and title track from Latin literally is “Loose and Curdle”. The satanic is strong in this one as possession continues in “Solve At Coagula”. No amount of holy water will clean away the dirty vocals and the building urgency.
“Mantis” starts with a rather famous sample, then flies into that high energy beat. This track really benefits from the vocals which push the song into another category of “Oh yeah!”. Something rather catchy about “Mantis” as the unlucky track 13 and dead last in the album.
For my money, “Mantis” is the killer track from what I have heard and contains many of the great qualities of a anthem industrial number.
All in all an interesting selection of tracks….. 7 being the number of deadly sins. If you like fast tempo, heavy industrial that you can bounce around to, then this could be just what you are looking for.