For fans of Figure’s unique brand of ultra-heavy and monster-themed drumstep, the producer’s fresh EP Horns of the Apocalypse does not disappoint. The six-song release from OWSLA showcases Figure’s signature dancefloor death-step, a whole lot of bass and even some rapping. Horns of the Apocalypse is best summarized by a line in its opening track, Beast Mode (ft. Del the Funky Homosapien): “This is not a love song- this is real hardcore!”
Figure’s frantic style is prevalent throughout the EP, but Horns of the Apocalypse is about more than just bass. While Eagle plays like the soundtrack to an apocalyptic rave, songs like War Call, a commentary on the use of violence to solve political conflict, prove that even the catchiest music has relevance beyond the dance floor. Figure’s mastery over his signature style is evident in Super Sonic Brain Waves, where melodious synths serve as an oasis from the songs anarchistic drumstep drops. The EP concludes with the chaotic banger Astro followed by its VIP remix – proof that the producer is always evolving. There’s no telling what hellish inventions Figure has in store for his next full-length release.