Friday, December 4, 2020

Preemptive Strike 0.1 - "Progeny Of The Technovore" [2019]

Artist: Preemptive Strike 0.1
Title: Progeny Of The Technovore
Genre: EBM / Dark Electro (with Goa Trance overtones)
Country: Greece
Release date: 2019

Track List: 

  1. Progeny Of The Technovore
  2. Xenotheological Exodeity
  3. Constriction Process
  4. Tactical Nuke Incoming
  5. Doppelgangers
  6. Serve The Omnissiah
  7. Sunder Every Atom
  8. Bound In Permafrost
  9. Ex.human [reformed]
  10. Global Insurgency
  11. E-B-E
  12. Terran Vanguard

Greece is not only known for its quite impressive metal scene, but for a number of good harsh EBM / aggrotech / dark electro projects as well. Preemptive Strike 0.1, hailing from the island of Crete, may be not the "prime league" band, but they deserve attention nevertheless. Started in 2006, they initially played pure dark electro in the vein of C-Lekktor, then went the same way as Heimataerde and incorporated some ethno/folk elements into their music on the albums "T.A.L.O.S" and "Epos of the Argonauts" - which, however, wasn't received particularly well, and in the second half of 2010s they've returned to their roots:

"7 is a number considered lucky by many – and lucky indeed it is for you, if you’re a fan of high-tempo dark-electro/aggrotech…because today we are over the moon to announce the stunning seventh album of PREEMPTIVE STRIKE 0.1!

PES0.1’s second full-length for DWA (if we exclude the experimental metal mini-albums “Eternal Masters 1 + 2”) is nothing less than a 12 track extravaganza of full-on hammering electro-industrial aimed foursquare at dancefloor demolition.

As publicly hinted at on social media in the run-up to this announcement, for “Progeny Of The Technovore” songwriter George Klontzas wanted to incorporate a style intrinsically connected in its origins to EBM yet seldom rewired into it: Goa Trance.

The results speak for themselves: “Progeny Of The Technovore” is simply relentless and irresistible, futuristic and in your face"
Despite some trance influence, "Progeny Of The Technovore" is a fairly good example of a typical harsh EBM / dark electro release with lyrics based on sci-fi themes (not "hard" sci-fi, but popular universes like Warhammer 40K). The best tracks are in the middle of the album: "Serve The Omnissiah", "Sunder Every Atom", and "
Bound In Permafrost". While I don't listen much to dark electro nowadays, this is one of my favourite releases in this genre of the last few years.


  1. Thank you very much Alexander for this fair review.This cd was released last year.We have just relased a new mcd now.If you want to send you the new stuff for review please let me know.
    JIM from Preemptive Strike 0.1

    1. Nice to see you here, and thanks for appreciating my work!