Thursday, November 15, 2012

EP Review: Big Chocolate - "Hilion"

I recently rediscovered my love for Disfiguring the Goddess' slam masterpiece Sleeper (review up sometime soonish... maybe.), and I decided to delve into Big Chocolate's electronic music to see how it compares. For those of you who have a life, Big Chocolate (real name Cameron Argon) is an electronic music producer/ modern death metal cult legend who has been on the music scene for a few years, but has only started to gain recognition and attention recently. Hilion came out in 2011, and was his last EP before his full length Red Headed Locc in 2012.

Big Chocolate deals mostly in dance music, whether in the form of electro, drum 'n' bass, or dubstep. Honestly, I don't know all the fine differences between all  the different electronic music genres, so I'm just going to call them all "electronic". Cool? Cool. Cool cool cool.

I gotta say, I enjoy this EP for the most part. It's danceable, its got slammin' bass drops, and Grieves raps on a song. What's not to like about that? Small progressions and melodies get planted in your head after you finish listening to it, and whenever they pop up, you feel like spontaneously breaking into dance. It's pretty sweet. The biggest contributor to random-dance-syndrome has to be "Eye This Way" (mostly the electro version), but the club banger "I Don't Know You" is another one that makes you throwdown on the dancefloor.

Something I find interesting is since I know Big C as a death metal figure first, I can hear how some of his breakdowns and drum patterns borrow from metal elements. There are a couple spots on Hilion that have some wicked double kicks thrown in, and some of the slower heavy parts could easily be translated to an 8 string guitar, or something. Just check out the remix he did of his previously released song "Praise" and tell me that's not something that could show up on a Pathology record or something.

Bomb-Ass Tracks: Hilion, Eye This Way (Electro), Praise 2011

On a Playlist With: I dunno, that's the DJ's job.

Overall Score


Big Chocolate proves that he can slam in not only one, but two genres. Crank the bass and blast Hilion if you're looking for a sweet collection of dance songs that can potentially inspire a mosh pit. It's nothing too, too special, but it gets the job done.

That's all for now, folks! Stay super kawaii ~ !


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