Long-time Soma affiliate, Rebekah, teams up with X-Tension for an absolute riotous collaborative new release, the Rancor EP. An aggressive beast, this newly formed partnership wastes no time in hitting hard with an absolutely monstrous 3-track EP. The duo brings brutal, jacking techno weapons from a ferocious new perspective.
The title track “Rancor” is a jarring and driving affair with screaming, distorted percussion, and huge pulsing synth hooks, this is certainly one beast no cage can hold.
The second track, “First Encounter” brings out the nightmare vibes from the off as a blood-curdling synth drone gives way to pummelling kicks and a proper jacked-up rhythm. This track really takes things up a notch with creative programming and sharp, slicing percussive workouts.
“Don’t Tell Mama” closes out this collab and the pair’s no-nonsense approach continues to hammer through. Rough and ragged drums sear consistently while freakish vocals haunt the breaks, backed by thundering, highly processed drones.