An epic genre mix
One of the most exciting genre fusions in this millennium is the merging of dark, electronic music and electric guitar driven rock. The genre is mainly known as Electrorock that’s sometimes on the edge to Industrial (more Metal influenced).
In my younger years I also had a short phase in which I’d rather listening to Rock and Metal. The rugged electric guitars and the raw sound was certainly also a reflection of my emotional world. This has, of course, also influenced me. And when I hear an Electrorock song today, I notice how I unconsciously start to headbanging.
The definition of Electrorock
In this article, I would like to introduce you to the most significant representatives of this relatively young musical genre. The most characterizing attribute at Electrorock is the balanced blend of synths and classic Rock/Metal elements. In a few exceptions, the electric guitars can also come from synthesizers, if the overall attitude is tuned to Rock.
The list doesn’t include Synth Pop songs with guitars or Rock/Metal songs with slight use of synthesizers. Here we list only songs that have a perfect romance from both worlds to create a new musical gene pool. One final note yet: This list has no ranking factor. Let’s (eletrco) rock!
1. Heavy-Current – Ratrace
2. Enter Shikari – Sorry, You’re Not A Winner
Music video by ‘Enter Shikari’ performing ‘Sorry, You’re Not A Winner’. Directed and filmed by Alex Smith. Taken from ‘Take To The Skies’ album.
3. Apoptygma Berzerk – In This Together
Official music video by ‘Apoptygma Berzerk’ performing ‘In This Together’. Taken from the album ‘You And Me Against The World’.
4. Hadouken! – Turn The Lights Out
Official music video ‘Turn The Lights Out’ by ‘Hadouken!’ taken from the album ‘For The Masses’.
5. Imperative Reaction – Surface
6. Zeromancer – Industry People
Official music video by ‘Zeromancer’ performing ‘Industry People’ taken from the album ‘The Death Of Romance’. Directed, filmed and edited by: Lars Martin Kræmer.
7. Orgy – Stiches
The official music video for ‘Stitches’ performed by ‘Orgy’ taken from the album ‘Candyass’.
8. Pakt. – Freiheit
‘Freiheit’ – the first music video clip from Electro-veterans Chris Ruiz and Gio van Oli, now better known as ‘Pakt.’. Director Golo Schultz.
9. Freakangel – My Darling Bullet
Official music video ‘My Darling Bullte’ by ‘Freakangel’. Taken from the album ‘The Faults Of Humanity’. Directed by D. Darling.
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
Official music video by ‘Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ performing ‘Heads Will Roll’ taken from the album ‘It’s Blitz!’.
11. Essence Of Mind – Indifference
12. Julien-K – We’re Here With You
Official music video ‘We’re Here With You’ performed by ‘Julien-K’. Directed by Vicente Cordero, Fernando Cordero, Amir Derakh & Ryan Shuck.
13. Rabia Sorda – Deaf
Official music video ‘Deaf’ performed by ‘Rabia Sorda’. Taken from the album ‘Hotel Suicide’. Directed by Chris Creepy.
14. Kevorkian Death Cycle – Mind Decay
15. Army Of The Universe – Until The End
Official music video ‘Until The End’ performed by ‘Army Of The Universe’. Screenplay, Direction and Editing : David Benedetti, Michele Bordellini, Ario Lockey.
16. William Control – Revelator
17. Protafield – God-Forced
Official music video ‘God-Forced’ by ‘Protafield’ (Jayce Lewis) taken from the album ‘Nemesis’.
18. Rave The Reqviem – Aeon
The official music video for ‘Aeon’ performed by ‘Rave The Reqviem’. Taken from the DWA album “Rave The Reqviem” and single “Aeon(s)”. Video produced by UCMO, Filmed by Daniel “Yor” Lindgren and Petter Perseius.
19. Dope Stars Inc. – Dressed Inside Your Fear
Official music video ‘Dressed Inside Your Fear’ performed by ‘Dope Stars Inc.’ taken from the album ‘TeraPunk’. Written, directed & edited by Daniele Campea.
20. The Tractor – Teddy Thoughts
Music video ‘Teddy Thoughts’ taken from the new album ‘Punishments’ from the band ‘The Tractor’.
21. AlterRed – I Breathe You
Official music video ‘I Breathe You’ by ‘AlterRed’ taken from the album ‘In the Land of the Blind’.
22. Bullet Height – Hold Together
Berlin-based electronic-rock duo ‘Bullet Height’ have revealed a frenetic and intense video for their new single ‘Hold Together’.
23. TerroloKaust – Dissensions
Official music video ‘Dissensions’ by ‘Terrolokaust’ taken from the DWA album ‘Dissensions’. Video directed by Rubén Vilchez @ Sabotatge Produccions.
24. 3Teeth – Atrophy
Official music video ‘Atrophy’ by ‘3Teeth’. Co-Directed by: Alexis Mincolla & Vicente Cordero.
25. Syd.31 – We Are The Freaks
Official music video ‘We Are the Freaks’ is the lead track from the album ‘Last Punks on Earth’.
26. The Qemists – Run You
Official music video ‘Run You’ is the first single taken from The Qemists’ album ‘Warrior Sound’.
27. Boars – Deeper
Official music video ‘Deeper’ performed by ‘Boars’ taken from the album ‘There will be parties, there will be fun, there will be gallows for everyone’.
Bonus content: Two particularly noteworthy songs, of which you can almost speak of the roots of the modern Electrorock.
Marilyn Manson – The Dope Show
This song blew my mind as it was released! Sonically and visually an absolute masterpiece.
Official music video by ‘Marilyn Manson’ performing ‘The Dope Show’ taken from the monumental and breathtaking album ‘Mechincal Animals’.
Depeche Mode – I Feel You
As pioneers of contemporary, electronic music, ‘Depeche Mode’ started early combining hard guitar riffs with a Rock attitude in their own music.
Official music video ‘I Feel You’ performed by ‘Depeche Mode’ taken from the extraordinary album ‘Songs Of Faith And Devotion’. Directed by Anton Corbijn.
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