Here’s another great release from Mass Media. I can’t help but be reminded of Mephisto Walz when I heard this record. Rhythm Of Cruelty have really lovely, dark, ethereal vocals over dreamy, minimal, dark-wave drum and bass. There is a good amount of experimentation and sampling throughout the record that makes me curious to see how this two-piece pull these songs off live. All the songs flow together nicely and there are no spaces between the tracks on the vinyl. If you like Christian Death, early Cocteau Twins, or Blouse, then you need to pick up this record immediately.
–Ryan Nichols (Mass Media, [email protected])