Everything Goes Cold’s new EP, ‘The Tyrant Sun,’ boasts extracts from several industrial scenes. Rather than blending each of its source genres, the EP seems to borrow and splice elements, leaving them very distinctive. While some would call this uninspired, I maintain that being able to make all of these sounds work together is an artistic feat in itself. ‘Solaris’ builds the tension nicely, somehow building up anticipation without much sound. Eric Gottesman, project leader, then kicks down the doors with ‘The Iron Fist of Just Destruction’ and ‘Monsters of the Modern Age’ (Uberbyte’s remix). The former sounds like a powerful shade of futurepop layed over a powernoize atmosphere while the latter is more like an EBM beat over some repetitive futurepop vocals. The whole EP seems to find an enjoyable medium between futurepop and either EBM or aggrotech; it’s catchy, light, and listenable, but still angry and gritty. The way that Gottesman matches the synths to the beat is reminiscent of his Psyclon Nine days, but his vocals are very melodic and ambient. The next track, ‘EBM/OGS,’ is an EBM track, as the name suggests. This song is more beat heavy and plays off of an exotic tribal beat and a humorous sample that parodys ‘Pulp Fiction.’ Daniel Graves’ track ‘The Iron Fist of Destruction (Going Hard Remix by Aesthetic Perfection)’ really amps up the sneering, stomping, aggrotech aspect of the EP. This track borders on sounding like a generic stereotype (thank god Gottesman didn’t tap Faderhead for this remix), but still finds that edgy sound it’s going for. ‘King of the Impossible (Crackmix by Acucrack)’ plays like a dubstep take on a futurepop track – not path I’d like to Gottesman tread. Be My Enemy’s remix of ‘The Iron Fist of Destruction’ is much more straight up Industrial Rock, with a lot of nice build ups, synth fills, and dozens of twists and subtleties; this track is the album’s high point in which every element is present, not diluted, and cooperative. ‘RETRY (Single Density Demo Version)’ is much more monochromatic, but will still get your feet moving by bombarding your ears with some solid synthesizing. Alter Der Ruine’s remix is geared directly toward becoming a club hit, mixing in even more stompable beats and shoutable vocals. The EP closes with the original ‘King of the Impossible’ track, which is purely futurepop. This is a very experimental EP that forecasts either a brilliantly refined sound for the next LP or a wearily unfocused one. The EP itself plays through well and it is interesting to hear all of the different sound on a single disc over just a few different tracks. Though far from groundbreaking, this EP certainly serves well as a fascinating experiment and a wholesome, enjoyable listen.