California Darksynth heavyweight Protector 101 returns with their newest album, "Killbots", and I know I'm late to the game on this one. "Killbots" released in July, and I had not heard anything from Protector 101 before this, and I had heard through various people that this album was great and I should give it a shot. I put it on my list of things to check out (That list is like so long you have no idea), and let that be it. However, things changed once Echosynthetic Fest came around, and subsequently his Deconstructure Tour with Street Cleaner, where I was able to witness tracks from "Killbots" live, and well, that bumped the album up to "Check this out ASAP" territory. Now that I've feasted my ears on it, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I am fully upset I have missed out on this album for so long, cause this thing is HUGE. Industrial as hell, absolutely vicious, and worth every second of listening. Everything here is so intense, in the absolute best way, It can be savage and tear through you with industrial sound like on "Figures" and "Mechanical Morphosis", but can also be more dance-like on tracks like "Artificial Consent" and "Cyber Love (Feat. Kriistal Ann)". That last track specifically has this almost dystopian goth vibe, something about the vocal delivery from Kriistal Ann and the instrumentation is something very '90s goth about it and I live it for that. "Killbots" is an album that is one that does not quit, it sucks you into this cybernetic world and lets you get lost amongst it's wires, having you try to flee from the robotic overlords, while you know you can't get away. It's heavy as fuck and should not be missed for even another second, don't be like me, check this out ASAP.
Check it out here and consider purchasing it on Bandcamp.