Overdrive Hell 24 -Hizumi Heaven Stole Something Major-

 odh24disc Album Title:
Overdrive Hell 24 -Hizumi Heaven Stole Something Major-
Record Label:
Troubadour Record
Catalog No.:
HZMT-0024
Release Date:
August 14, 2017
Purchase:
Buy at Sweep Record

Overview

overdrive hell 24-Hizumi Heaven Stole Something Major- is the twenty fourth iteration in a series of hardcore and experimental electronic EPs featuring Ayako Saso and Shinji Hosoe. While not for everyone, it does feature some interesting music for those fans of this style of electronic music. In addition, this album features returning vocals by DeathmotoDie-s K a.k.a MMDS. How does this album compare to the previous entries in the ongoing series?

Body

“Lesson.109 Pink Panther’s Friend” opens the EP and utilizes the Pink Panther theem song from the TV show. Guttural vocals and the occasional high pitched vocals narrate, rather than sing. As it progresses, it moves into a more hard techno sound. The end result is decent, as the vocals don’t detract as much as other entries, or even tunes on this release. “Lesson.110 “Steal your heart” features a hard techno sound. As the theme progresses, a synth melody is incorporated with a mix of guttural and high pitched vocals serving as an additional element, but the end result isn’t anything spectacular.

 

“Lesson.111 Cutie honey man” is another hard techno tune with a bubbly synth melody that is actually quite catchy and incorporates some glitchy synths into the overall mix. However, the vocals certainly detract in this particular instance. One of the best overall tunes on this release is “Lesson.112 Cat’s guy” which features more of a hard trance sound with an excellent synth and piano melody. The vocals do, like with most of the tunes, detract from the experience overall, but at least form a semblance of the melody they accompany, to create a more accessible entry on the album. Lastly, “Lesson.113 Gewai” closes the album with hard techno tune that blends an 80s pop sound and a catchy synth melody, creating an interesting juxtaposition. While the vocals detract, the instrumental breaks in the tune really get a chance to shine.

Summary

Perhaps one day, they’ll move past the current format, but that is uncertain at this time. Those looking to get into the series would best look towards earlier entries in the series. This entry isn’t as offensive as other entries that feature DeathmotoDie-s K a.k.a MMDS, but I feel that some of the tunes would certainly benefit from being more instrumental focused, even if the vocals are present in a diminished capacity. Cautiously recommended.

Overdrive Hell 24 -Hizumi Heaven Stole Something Major- Don Kotowski

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2.5


Posted on October 18, 2017 by Don Kotowski. Last modified on October 18, 2017.

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Currently residing in Philadelphia. I spend my days working in vaccine characterization and dedicate some of my spare time in the evening to the vast world of video game music, both reviewing soundtracks as well as maintaining relationships with composers overseas in Europe and in Japan.



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