The Harsh Electro pioneers have returned! The legendary Belgian club-berserkers are giving us an inside view into the darkest realms of humanity that is as dance floor compatible as it is unsettling on their most versatile album to date.
The title of this long player to come from the creative mind of Belgian Electro-Industrial-legend Suicide Commando is "When Evil Speaks" which is certainly no empty promise as mastermind and icon Johan van Roy has delved deeper into the dark abysses of the human psyche than ever before. It comes as no surprise that the result is not exactly easy listening material and so the listener is plunged head-on into an appropriately fierce trip comprised of psychotic shouts, hard beats and dark soundscapes.
"When Evil Speaks" and "In 'Guns We Trust" make excellent floor fillers, but Suicide Commando have much more up their sleeves and have created an album that is a captivating journey into the darkest corners of human existence and a reflection on all facets of hatred. Songs like "Monster" confront us with the ugliest sides of the human species while "Repent Or Perish" and "My Blasphemy" reflect on the perils of religious fanaticism. On his latest Journey into mental hell, Johan van Roy not only confronts us with the inner life of dangerous psychopaths but also uncovers the evil inherent in society itself with a diabolic grin. The vile and often menacing atmosphere that is at the center of "When Evil Speaks", brings Suicide Commando full circle back to their roots … embellished in the massive sound of today, as songs like "Time" or "Repent Or Perish" are effectively showcasing… and makes the album an incredibly intense experience.