Razed In Black
Razed In Black is one of the few industrial dance groups that gets the fusion of guitar and electronics right, without any sacrifice of aggression or danceability. Romell's notoriety in the scene comes mainly from over 45 official remixes for fellow artists, nearly 40 covers of musicians ranging from Madonna to The Smashing Pumpkins, and appearances on more than 40 industry compilations. This output, released not only under Razed In Black but also as Transmutator or DJ RiB, poses a dizzying challenge for any collector.
While Transmutator focuses more on trance and d&b, and DJ RiB spins hardcore and d&b, Razed In Black takes a pretty varied approach to production. A uniformly high-quality blend of industrial, metal, gothic rock, and synthpop, albums released under the Razed In Black moniker offer something for nearly everyone. Most songs are fast-paced and aggressive, with driving guitar lines and thumping bass that builds up through a standard verse-hook-chorus song structure. Interspersed with the metal-friendly riffs are some pretty innovative electronic elements, with enough modulation and inversion to please any knob-twiddler.
Favorites are "Power (Velocity Edit)," "Share This Poison," the catchy club anthem "Oh My Goth," and a cover of Nine Inch Nail's "Sin."
- Vocals, keyboards, guitars (see also Transmutator
Conor Haley - samples (live shows only)
Ivan Delaforce - drums, triggers (live shows only)
Phil Guerrero - guitars, backing vocals (live shows only)
Razed In Black Discography
Shrieks, Laments, And Anguished Cries
2. Cyberium (On Speed)
5. N.D. Nyl
6. Just Let It Go
9. Future Unknown
10. What's Fair
13. Cyberium (Endurance Mix)
2. Forlorn (Forsaken)
3. What's Fair (Frustration)
4. Power (Velocity Edit)
5. Control (Leather Strip Mix)
6. Just Let It Go (In The Process Edit)
7. Future Unknown (Remix by Implant)
4. I Worship You
9. Damage, Inc.
10. Better Off
11. I've Suffered Long Enough
13. Never Meant
14. Are You There?
15. Oh My Goth
2. Share This Poison
3. There Goes My Head
4. I'll Damage You
5. Leave It All Behind
6. Am I 2 Blame
8. Come Back To Me
2. LIAB (Future Retro Mix)
3. I'll Damage You (Eve Of Destiny Mix)
4. Visions (Assemblage 23 Mix)
5. Am I 2 Blame (Soil & Eclipse Mix)
6. Visions Of Our Past (Break Anthem Mix)
7. Blush (NeikkaRPM Mix)
8. Visions (Reprise)
Oh My Goth (EP)
1. Oh My Goth!
2. Oh My Goth! (DJ RiB Trance Remix)
3. Oh My Goth! (Nubreaks Virus Mix by DJ Skooby)
4. Master (Hard Mix)
5. Everything's Gone Green (Extended Version)
6. Nevermeant (Lost Hope Mix by Chaos Destiny)
7. Nightmare (Inertia Mix)
8. When Will I Awake (Implant Remix)
9. Overflow (Shunt House Mix)
10. Oh My Goth! (Dj RiB Trance Remix Extended)
11. Oh My Goth! (Nubreaks Virus Mix Extended)
12. Oh My Goth! (Dj RiB Trance Remix Extended Dub)
Last updated July 10, 2007.
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