Two years after „Utopia“, Candy Schlüer of S.K.E.T. has finished the 2nd chapter of his book with “Postnuclear Brutalism Funk Stories”. “Evilution” is a statement in his very own way indeed, mastered again by DJ Hidden, whom he credits as a major influence, which is true in the sense that 16Pad Noise Terrorist presents Drum’n’Bass with a strong industrial, dark and experimental edge. Candy is concerned with contradictions, the underlying question is how we develop, if we just keep on going as usual – well, you guessed it, evolution turns foul, and the result is “Evilution”.
The album also establishes strong ties to the debut, whose album title now appears as a track title – as well as it’s antithesis, the dystopia. Dystopian visions actually seem the 16Pad Noise Terrorist’s preoccupation, but if “Utopia” was an Orwellian boot stamping in your face, “Evilution” depicts a more refined “Brave New World” with all its stupefying soma effects - even though the stench of books set on fire at “Fahrenheit 451” is omnipresent.
Generally, the tempo is somehow curbed, and even melodies find their way into the tracks. But don’t worry – there’s enough tough Darkstep to be found, and the body fluids already start to warm with “Wasp”, and are kept boiling throughout the album with “Le Petit Consommateur”, “We Are All Junkies” and so on.