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Redrum 8

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Redrum 8 by Draven

Author: Atomic Robo Kid

I have sipped from the bottle and with that taste of blood, I’m eager to feast on the flesh of mortals and further quench my thirst for that red liquor, which Vampire masters share an equal desire.
I find myself staring at some red lettering on the back of my bedroom door, how did that get there? ‘Redrum’, What does that mean? The reflection from the mirror tells a different story! I have indulged too much, but thankfully my confusion quickly leads to a sense of euphoria as I finally press play. 
‘Redrum 8’ starts, as a gently elevating intertwined melody that progresses with deeper undertones. A solid kick and rising drum succession launches us into the action. 
This track is the most danceable song I have heard from Draven, and he’s had a few recent releases that just scream to be played in a night club that oozes that Dark culture aesthetic. I have to say I love it! Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of Draven’s signature sounds here with enough terrifying darkness to satisfy the most evil souls. 
Around one minute in we have a sumptuous and elaborate acid bass line. It’s brief, quickly turning deep and dirty, in order to not melt your entire brain and provide you with enough body control to continue dancing. You’ll need this as you won’t be able to resist that urge. A powerful kick smashes through the acid bass and the frantic dance continues coupled with a rymthmic gritty bass. 
There’s a nice array of percussive elements, making it a far cry from a typical EDM arrangement. Yet, it incorporates some of its structure and sound with the dark Techno kick, clap and use of trance Synth work. Some of which results in a darker edged Cyberpunk feel, a murderous slice of Dark Techno.
With murder on the mind, being uncertain of the reality of the story from the reflection. I can, however, with certainty say that there is more to this track than you may initially consider. Whenever you listen to Draven’s work you should also pay careful attention to hidden messages or meanings to grasp at narratives and relationships between tracks, especially those from the same EP or album. It’s no accident the track title is a Palindrome. Nor is it an accident that the track title is a slang term for the potent high strength opiod Fentanyl. (I obviously had to research this a little. Robots, after all, have no need of this kind of thing!). This is the second single from Draven’s forthcoming album, “MASSACRE BLOOD CLUB”, and we are beginning to discover to gleen further insights into an album with a story.
The track plays out those catchy hooks, Dark Techno bass and repeating drum pattern. Like a good club track should, making you move to the beat, feel the sense of Euphoria and even loose conscious control of your body. 
‘Redrum 8’ is a dark yet euphoric trip, the hit like no other. Your opiod receptors will be pumped to the fullest, all your senses hyped to reach the level usually accustomed to the highest ranking Vampire Lords. Drink back the red liquor, harvested from lost souls as an offering to higher beings.
Enter the lair of Darkness, of beats and movement, of trance like euphoria, you’re welcome inside the “MASSACRE BLOOD CLUB”, become one of us. 
For older fans of Draven’s work you will find  familiar territory here, just packaged with a closer alignment to EBM and Industrial song structure qualities. For fans that have recently discovered Draven’s work: 1. Where have you been? 2. Explore his discography you’ll find plenty more to like.
‘Redrum 8’ Released on April 28th, 2023 and can be streamed or purchased 
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About The Author:
Atomic Robo Kid was manufactured in 1981 & promptly put into service at Terra 12. His primary objective was to engage and destroy the mutated alien life forms, wreaking havoc on the colonists on Terra-12. His determination and superior fire power eventually ensured the survival of the colonists. The victory was commemorated by the release of an arcade game in 1988. 
Deemed unstable, his Atomic capabilities have more recently been decommissioned. Although, still a fierce adversary with fully functional lasers he is now a sworn protector of Synthwave. Releasing mixes or single track uploads most Fridays on his YouTube channel. 

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