Between Animated Violence Mild and HEALTH's VOL4: SLAVES OF FEAR, 2019 was an *excellent* year for violent, morbid, essential electronic sounds. Where 2017's World Eater kicked the doors open with Rehesus Negative, Animated Violence Mild opens in an even more aggressive, driving rhythm. The track titles, the vocals, the very instruments used all point to a dire urgency. The soaring House Vs. House shines all the brighter after the roar of Death Drop, and with the exception of the respite of Creature/West Fuqua, the hits keep landing, sounding in turn deadly, venomous, monstrous. This is highly aggressive, highly compelling electronic music.