When The Count posted a link to this video on my wall I knew it was my right, no - my duty to review this album.
I am typecast as an industrial DJ and I like to take the piss so who better to do it? I intend on burning every single goth point I have ever earned as I go through writing this. I will likely have to turn in my goth card at the end.
So lets get into it, shall we?
The first track (and the one in the video above) is Industrial Kombat. Its clear and by far the flagship track - as most first tracks usually are. A remix of The Immortals' Mortal Kombat and various other parodies of things. The video is an absolute hoot and the audio on its own still holds up well. Its taking the piss out of many bands I love and I am enjoying every minute of it. It hits you hard and hits you fast.
The second track is Duck Vader. I have dabbled in Imperial March remixes myself in the past and I appreciate a good one. This one is excellent. Personally I would have liked to have heard some Howard The Duck samples thrown in. Duck Vader, Howard the Duck, George Lucas - its a no brainer that writes itself. Regardless it is still the blut royale!
Third track is Into the Duckness. This one has a 90s EDM influence. Its not bad but it doesn't really stand out for me. I didn't think much more that that on first listen. Then on second listening of the album I realized something - this track and the last track are the same with lyrical differences! It doesn't scream let us play to me but some of you may like it.
Up fourth we have Fvck Indvcktrial (Extize ft. Extize ft. Duck). Its very X-RX with the sampling and music. Again its a track taking the piss out of a few bands. "Fuck a duck and try to fly" - best line ever! Because face down, ass up, that's the way we like to duck!
The fifth track Ducky Style I felt was the weakest aside from the two tracks that are pretty much the same. It is very dubstep though to be fair I'm not a dubstep fan. I like the vocals but I don't like such heavy dubstep influences so much. But its what kids are into nowadays and they will think 1, 2, 3, dance with me.
Tanzducktator is sixth. Wow what a ride! I love it when artists put strong tracks like this near the end of an album. The distorted Gangnam Style samples are funny as hell. Lots of German bits too and you know how much us industrial music fans love our German bits. This shit will fuck you up.
And finally we have Sunglasses at night (Corey Hart Cover) . Its track three with the original vocals. It feels tacked on or a like bonus song. As far as a cover it works well, sounds enough like the original while retaining a new feel. Its what the zombie nation deserves.
Its a nice concept album. The theme is followed throughout very well. As for potentially playable club tracks I would certainly shortlist Industrial Kombat, Duck Vader, Fvck Indvckrial and Tanzducktator. Ducky Style too if anyone ever requests duckstep.
In the past I haven't really been into Extize's stuff as it tends to blend in with all the other similar sounding industrial (and related) music out there. This is different and it got my attention. It makes me want to revisit Extise's other stuff to find hidden gems. So in that respect as a free download this album worked. I have been induckted into the Extize fanbase.
Sex, Ducks and Industrial is Trolldustrial at its finest. I highly recommend it. Even for you stiffs who take things too seriously. Because goth (and industrial) is such serious business, right? This is the educkation you need.
So what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a copy now!
Free download here : http://www.extize.com/freedownload
-Aytakk has been active in the goth scene since the mid 90s both online and in real life. He firmly believes in the old line "if you don't get the joke, you are the joke". As well as this he produces music for a couple of music projects: Corpulence On The Catwalk (goth/darkwave/coldwave) and Hypnophile (aggrotech/power noise). He is also a club DJ and nemesis of DJ Jelly.