Nachtmahr (2) ‎– Feuer Frei!

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Trisol ‎– TRI 342CD
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Tracklist

1 Nachtmahr 4:37
2 Feuer Frei 4:38
3 Leistung 3:53
4 Opferzeit 3:01
5 Karussell 4:15
6 Mein Name 3:45
7 Endzeitstimmung 3:54
8 Hochmut 4:00
9 Ich Glaube 3:58
10 Deus Ex Machina 4:21
11 Katharsis 4:55

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  • Barcode (Printed): 4 260063 943423
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4260063943423
  • Matrix / Runout: A831332-01
  • Label Code: LC 14648
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VM0015 Nachtmahr (2) Feuer Frei!(CD, Album) Vendetta Music VM0015 US 2008 Sell This Version
IROND CD 08-1512 Nachtmahr (2) Feuer Frei!(CD, Album) Irond IROND CD 08-1512 Russia 2008 Sell This Version

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alphamanbeast

alphamanbeast

January 25, 2010
Thomas Rainer might be "jumping the industrial bandwagon", but it should be noted that it is a return to territory he had already explored with Siechtum's Gesellschaft:Mord (not surprisingly also released by Trisol) eight years prior to this release. Yes, Nachtmahr is somewhat formulaic and repetitive, but its beauty lies in the detail!

Distorted vocals have been a feature of industrial music for decades. There is no proof that its application here is an "attempt at sounding evil". In my very humble opinion the distorted vocals suit the music perfectly and lend it an aggressive overlay that just reinforces the lyrics.

Of all the harsh EBM (or whatever genre label you wish to assign it) acts out there Nachtmahr is by far my favourite. The music is pounding, catchy and energizing; so what more could you possibly want from it? Sure, the lyrics are a bit cheesy at times, but if it were something as profound as the meaning of life you seek, my advice would be to turn to reading material instead of club tracks.
Sumez

Sumez

September 1, 2008

This is the sound of L'ame Immortelle's Thomas Rainer, wanting to jump the industrial bandwagon. Over the past years, bands like Soman and Combichrist have been dominating the popular electro industrial sound, and now they have been joined by powerful acts like SAM and particularly Noisuf-X who have probably been acting as a great inspiration to this album.

The sound is pounding electronic industrial. Classic and very harsh, technoid 4-4 beats, spiced with melodic synths and typical clear, trance-like production.
Following the title track, every second track is instrumental, and these are by far the best on the album. Feuer Frei works, but on most of the other vocal tracks, the deep, overdistorted voice simply annoys me, and its attempt at sounding evil just doesn't suit the music.

Either way, this is a 100% dedicated club album, and at least half of the tracks will most likely get people moving on the dance floor, so in that sense it has succeeded in its cause.
However, I'd say the tracks are so alike that some of them pretty much kill the purpose of others. For example, Katharsis is a good, catchy track, but Ich Glaube is built up almost exactly the same way, and even though it still works on its own, it seems almost pointless to have it on the album as well.
Anyway, Leistung, Karussell, Enzeitstimmung, Ich Glaube and Katharsis still manage to get some decent playtime on my iPod and DJ playlist.

A good and very well produced club album, but extremely cliche and repetitive.
I'd make sure to buy SAM's excellent debut album and Noisuf-X's Beauty of Destruction before considering investing money in Nachtmahr's similar contribution to the latest EBM/industrial wave.