• STYLE /Darksynth
  • RELEASE DATE /October 25, 2019
  • LABEL /Self-released
  • GUESTS /No
  • DESIGNERS /Chrome & Lightning
  • FORMAT /Digital, Vinyl

RSW rating ➔

¦ 9/10 ¦
Fantastic EP

Our Few Words

in total harmony with Halloween atmosphere, the Synthwave Australian brothers Power Glove have released ‘Throwback’, an EP bringing together the best of the duo, simply.

In fact, this EP is a compilation of unreleased rarities and tracks that were lost during the production of the famous Ubisoft game ‘Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon’ (2013), the movie ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’ (2011) by Jason Eisener and the sketch movie ‘The ABCs of Death’ (2012). ‘Throwback’ begins with ‘Vengeance’ which projects us directly into the retro futuristic universe of the Far Cry version of Dean Evans, illustrated by Signalnoise. A lively rhythm, perfect guitar riffs and synth melodies straight out from Miami Vice. The Old Kavinsky can get dressed… ‘Nightmare’ would be a perfect 80s horror movie soundtrack for ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’, ‘Halloween’ or for the legendary Konami game ‘Castlevania’. A very dark atmosphere strongly recalls the song ‘Haunted’ from their last LP ‘Playback’. We love it!

The very catchy ‘Hunters’ throws us a Playstation joystick into the hands to screw up hundreds of endoskeletons with gatling guns. Then come the sounds and captivating melodies propel us like a rocket to the cinematic universe of the master of horror, our master, John Carpenter. To the delight of all, comes our favorite track, namely ‘Power Core’ from Blood Dragon, but this time in long version. Powerful melodies, beats even more percussive and some innovations that we didn’t know… in short, nothing but happiness for us! To close this horror escape, ‘Crypt’, directly coming from ‘Tales from the Crypt’, the cemetery of ‘Evil Dead’, the castle of ‘Dracula’ or the forest where the ‘american werewolf of London’ come from. A lot of scary church sounds, wolf cries, Predator’s laughter and of course, haunting melodies comin from the upside down. Note that the designer ‘Chrome & Lightning’ gives us a fantastic version of the logo that coming back from the river of slime.

An awesome EP that demonstrates that the Power Glove brothers are the undisputed masters of Synthwave music. Can’t wait for the next!

– Space Master
Designed by Space Master

Gold quote

“in five tracks, the duo take listeners on a journey through a post-apocalyptic zombie infested wasteland”

– EDM Sauce