Blood Rage is uniquely cinematic, even in a genre that mainlines OSTs and makes them up when it’s convenient. The latest single from Nightcrawler follows what’s become now a distinct sound: dark, swirling atmospheres, brutal drum hits pushed way up front in the mix and tight synthesizer melodies as strong and inflexible as steel scaffolding. You can close your eyes and see the sharp editing and visual storytelling of a music video in the old Duran Duran “Hungry Like A Wolf”-style, or just an animated vision of a dystopian city spewing out smoke and human rottenness.
“Blood Rage” is a decent introduction to one of the most interesting Synthwave producers on the scene, but also check out Nightcrawler’s Remixes Vol 1 EP, released in January and easily one of the best releases of 2017.
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