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22 Oct 2020
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Bunker III

  • 01. The Relic - Type 10
  • 02. The Relic - Shapechangers
  • 03. The Relic & Dustrializer - Hunter-Seeker
  • 04. The Relic - Blood & Death
  • 05. The Relic - Let's Go Again
  • 06. The Relic - Outside the Wall of the City
  • 07. The Relic & Sacerdos Vigilia - Destruction
  • 08. The Relic - Operation Stalemate II
  • 09. The Relic & Cubic Nomad - The Only Way to Survive
  • 10. The Relic & Embrionyc - Stars Will Remain
  • 11. The Relic - The Demons Aura
  • 12. The Relic - Echoes of the Past
  • 13. The Relic & Mental Wreckage - Dawn of War
  • 14. The Relic & CRPTC - Lucifer is Back
  • 15. The Relic - Flashes
  • 16. The Relic & Mute. - Apathy of Sick Routine
  • 17. The Relic - The Locked Door

Four years have passed since industrial hardcore powerhouse The Relic last descended into the bunker to find the inspiration for a full length album. You know you are up to something massive here – six guest producers, not less than 17 tracks, over 80 minutes of sheer energetic concrete crushers. Bunker III pursues a dramatic thrust from overwhelmingly dark and noisy to more fast-paced tracks with a definite hardcore DNA, from the acid-throbbing “Type 10”, rich with eerie samples, to the 160 bpm peak time smash of “The Locked Door”. “Echoes of the Past” not only blasts the listener away with its hoover sounds, but serves as a kind of underlying testimony: One will notice many old school references within The Relic’s signature sound on “Bunker III”. For the sake of diversity, old and new alliances have spawned half a dozen collaboration tracks: Mute. and Mental Wreckage go back to the Symp.tom alliance back in the days, Embrionyc and Sacerdos Vigilia have been accompanying The Relic for a long time, CRPTC and Dustrializer come from the new breed of producers. And let’s not forget the schizophrenic contribution of Cubic Nomad here. In a genre that does not spawn so many albums, The Relic proves essential once again.

Record Label:
Dark Descent

Catalog nr:
DD14115

Credits:
All tracks written by M. Pinkster
Track 13 written by L. Koehorst
Mastered by Musicmastering.nl

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