I have been getting fantastic reviews of Maldire. I am really happy with Maldire, but i never imagined that my fans would embrace me like this again with such stron words and descriptions. I am so glad my fans are still out there. I hope I delivered. Here are two reviews i found on amazon:
Many self-proclaimed horror artists have lost contact with the qualities that make fear resonate: mood, isolation, aggression, and most of all the unprepared reaction to the disturbing and unnatural. However, this album is one of the rare exceptions. This artist understands how to provoke feeling, and evidences a true passion and intimate understanding for the craft.
Evoked: My favorite track. The synths are creepy, vocals aggressive and distorted, and weird hooks hold you until the end.
Septic Rinse: An instrumental, capturing a melancholy and pensive energy.
Bend the sky: Chilling and immersive, with a great opening. Tracks like these call to mind the chilling feelings of songs like Tubular Bells (The Exorcist) or the main theme to Halloween.
Wasted: Sonic brother to bend the sky. Like all songs on this album, there are many interesting twists throughout.
Hypercurse: High energy track, best listened to with some strong coffee.
Ominous rattle: Sharp and witty lyrics- a fun track.
Maldire: This track best captures the album’s overarching theme of curses. I like the churning background beat of machinery in this one.
Inhale Blood & Christ Whore: Two tracks I’m pairing together because they’ll both knock you flat with their unrelenting momentum. Everything good (and more) from 90s EBM
Dream curse: A come-down track. Sad synths and lyrics, and a good transition into the final track.
Mysteric: My other favorite track. The strongest songs open and close this album. Unstoppable, graceful, and powerful. Everything I love about the mood of horror is contained in this track.
Overall: For anyone who has ever lamented the loss of good 90s industrial music, and the loss of understanding for true horror.
Powerful from start to finish, every track is beautiful. BUY this one.
From Christopher Vaughn:
Starting out with the emaciating “Evoked” and flinching into the tender but searing “Septic Rinse” is something that Velvet Acid Christ can do so elegantly. Then you get the beauty of “Bend The Sky” easily single worthy and reminiscent of early Edward Ka Spel (Legendary Pink Dots) one of his biggest influences. Pounding through next is “Wasted” then “Hypercurse” which brings to life a souring instrumental much like the those on Twisted Thought Generator (a very overlooked and brilliant record). One of my favorite tracks: “Ominous Rattle” is a searing attack on religion and it’s “sheeple”, how people are so easily led to believe ignorantly and hypocritically. “Maldire” the title track is one of the albums pulsating highlights referencing the fallen ancestors of Hexfix93′s bloodline. You can find an accompanying official video on you tube shared by the man himself. “Inhale Blood” continues an acrimonious and ritualistic reveal in song. “Christ Whore” emphatically impales deceptions made from Christianity.
“Dream Curse” is a stand out track in it’s subtle and gorgeous and truly unforgettable harmonious chords and trancelike embellishments. Closing this intense and fantastic record is “Mysteric”, like the blind fool who doesn’t see a teaching of what is unknown and ultimately imperial in the mind.
This album is brought to you with blood, sweat and tears. Exacerbated by an augmented world of religious drones this album brings to clarity a long line of defamation, pain and anger. Maldire is 4 years in the making and it’s brooding and wicked. It’s cohesive and taut. There is more to Bryan Erickson than just a man with technical prowess, he is vulnerable and sad and full of darkness that is real. Be touched in the Velvet Acid Christ reality: an engine that will never die, a living breathing sarcastic pool of blood for your eyes and ears. Bathe in the exhaust and be warned you may never be the same again. Maldire is a feast for the ears and soul.