"The icy guitars and machine-made beats lend an industrial feel to
these new-wave styled tracks, with 'Electric Eyes' providing a menacing and
confident burst of Cult-ish pomp and power - minus
the histrionics. Despite these references, it's not all about the past.
Although toes are dipped in those murky waters, all three tracks on this
single share DNA with more contemporary noisemakers like A Place To Bury
Strangers and Blacklist. Style and sound are of course only part of the deal;
the tunes are what really matter and, if this single is anything to go by,
Terminal Gods have the songs to back it up, which makes
for an enticingly complete package”.
“Terminal Gods steal the Sisters Of Mercy's best moves with a
shameless chutzpah that reminds us of a time when Andrew Eldritch was young,
spunky, and still releasing records. 'Electric Eyes', the lead track on this
7", sounds like 'Alice' after a course of performance-enhancing drugs.
It's a rush of extravagant gothic rock, nailed to a headlong drum machine
clatter, the guitars ganging up like bullies in the school playground, until
an honest-to-goodness punch-the-air chorus arrives to shove the whole thing
to a climax”.
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"Full of youth, passion and speed. The lyrics are perfect, the
atmosphere is great... It doesn’t matter where you are – in a
club, in a car or somewhere deep inside city suburbans
– there’s no doubt you will be impressed by Terminal Gods”.
"The track beats along at a tasty pace throughout so while is slows
for some verses it never loses a sense of its constant rhythm and it's run
time of 3.45 minutes is perfect to be memorable without becoming stale. The
influences are clear, there's a lot on post-punk and post-punk revival sounds
and while it never transcends such trappings, it also distinctive enough to
not be simplified to just another "XXX" band... 8/10”.
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“‘God Child’ and ‘Electric Eyes’ both have
big guitars joining electronic beats in an onslaught of that crucial 1980s
The Cult, The Chameleons and Joy Division all spring to mind upon listening”.
"What's not to love? ...the big dipper up and down rhythm never
fails, and the daft chorus is designed to be hollered happily. There’s
also humming life in the crammed grooves and some fine bass skulduggery”.