A curious little release this is from Dismantled. It contains three new tracks which are musically, if not vocally or lyrically, interesting. Zon's ability to program and create vivid sonic vistas is in evidence here; his words, I could do without. The NIN styled vox doesn't do much for me.
The remixes generally up the ante, although I don't see why there had to be four versions of "The Swarm". More unreleased, perhaps instrumental tracks would have worked far better. Skip the :w: and Psyclon Nine mixes.
The actual song, "Breed to Death" is the typical self-parodying twentysomething sort of nihilism I have come to expect from generation Google. "And if you think this isn't about you, well I'm sorry 'cause it is. But all you wanna do is get caught up in youth". He espouses a world-weariness I'm not buying. The music is great, however. Additional new works "War Dream" and "The Blind" continue to show much improvement. They are good examples of electronic music's possibilities once the sloganeering is dropped.
Oh yeah, can't forget to mention his cover of Paula Abdul: calculated.