The third chapter of Shadow Story is another collaboration between its joint label owners, Dronelock and Ontal who show once again that their symbiotic relationship is a meeting of like-minds and distinctive production techniques.
The EPs opener, ‘Parallax’ starts with a cinematic intro before launching into its pounding groove and dark electronics before the Shadows Remix version comes crackling into play.
The title of ‘Drop Forge Steel’ conjures up an industrial landscape and you won’t be disappointed when this tough Techno track starts throbbing with all the intensity we’ve come to expect from the Dronelock / Ontal partnership.
Though ‘The End of Eternity’ continues the pace of its predecessor, it also displays a quietness in its gentle melody to juxtapose the steely resonance.
The shimmering ‘Templum’ launches next, with a heavy kick and beat-led drive that carefully builds layer upon layer, gathering momentum to become a beast of a track.
‘Hypothermia’, with its beats pulsating like a heartbeat, closes another decisive EP from the Shadow Story camp.
2. PARALLAX (SHADOWS REMIX)
3. DROP FORGE STEEL
4. THE END OF ETERNITY