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Hioctan-Under Control 


genre: dark electro

release date: 26 February 2010

record label: Noitekk


HIOCTAN have always been a band far away from any conformity or social conventions. "Under Control" is their third longplayer and the typical HIOCTAN sound still kicks ass. Classic dark electro, combining harsh sounds and distorted vocals (as well as choirs and kettledrums) with melancholically arranged strings, culminating in an album full of corroding interhuman feelings. Honest music for honest people! "Under Control" does not even try to keep up with modern trends - in particular, the audio engineering was put into special focus in order to create a sound more transparent than on any HIOCTAN release before. And as ever, their lyrics are very critical towards social issues. The track "Aim of Life" deals with all the people who try to live in line with social conventions - bound to rules they are forced to obey - waiting for the end to come in the neverending spiral of time."Passion of Cruelty" denounces the persecution of heathens, while "Sonderbehandlung 14f13" addresses genocide during WWII.

Sometimes old can be good but not in this case. Hioctan is a band that takes a bit of the old school EBM from the 80’s and add a bit of melody and heavily distorted vocals to it. Sounds good? I say,not bad...So what does 'Under Control' offer us? Well, I would say 14 tracks of minimalistic dark electro with a few samples and some few but catchy melodies. The production on the other hand isn't bad at all and the vocals are decent.  But I'm sure it could be much better...


01. Pax Veritas
02. Damned Society
03. Passion of Cruelty
04. Under Control
05. Collision
06. Sonderbehandlung 14f13
07. Pax Americana
08. Sleepless
09. The Great Deception
10. Pretender
11. Sacred Attraction
12. Aim of Life
13. Shine On Me (2010)
14. Sacrifice My Fear  and





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