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posted a comment on GO* - Remember. over 3 years ago
Especially when there is one vinyl edition which is not banned...
posted a comment on Death In June - But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?. over 3 years ago
Problem was massivley declining soundquality towards the end of the CD while there were no obvious signs of flaw. Bought another one which luckily did not have that effect/defect. Digipack itself is still fine to this day.
posted a comment on Death In June - "Nada!". over 3 years ago
"Nada!" ranks among the most poppy and electronic releases of DIJ. Still with the beautiful voice of Patrick O´Kill (later becoming "Sixth Comm") the album races from highlight to highlight. 16 songs with no filler make "Nada!" a really fantastic album ... See full review
posted a review of Diffuzion - Body Code. over 7 years ago
Deeply rooted in good old fashioned electronic body music DIFFUZION delivers a naturally danceable sound, graced with a hauntingly female voice. They don´t try to sound overedged distorted or depressive, but just straight away rocking ebm.
With their ... See full review
posted a review of Monica Richards - InfraWarrior. over 7 years ago
I am not exactly very much into gothic rock, but I got to Monica via her collaboration with EDEN HOUSE and found she had an incredible voice. Then I came to her "Infrawarrior"-CD, which reminded me in various ways of MOTHER DESTRUCTION which I like also ... See full review
posted a review of Hexx (2) - No Escape. over 7 years ago
HEXX-debut "no escape" is actually one of the most beautiful heavy or power metal albums ever recorded. Due to the enchanting voice of the singer and the capacity for creating tense melodies this is an absolute powerhouse of heavy music from the 80s. ... See full review
posted a review of Death In June - Brown Book. over 7 years ago
"Brown Book" is held one of the most infamous releases of DEATH IN JUNE. Mostly based on the title itself and the title track this album was banned in Germany. For your information: "Brown Book"/"Braun Buch" in the original was a book release only giving ... See full review
posted a comment on Sol Invictus - King & Queen. over 7 years ago
When this album came out in 1992/93 it was a special period of my life and I got very much into this one; so I still hold on to it for sentimental reasons, even until now. But nothing can bring back the old days...
But even from a more objective point of ... See full review
posted a comment on Current 93 - Christ And The Pale Queens Mighty In Sorrow. over 7 years ago
"Christ and the pale queens mighty in sorrow" is surely one of the best releases of CURRENT 93. It rests between their early atonal recordings and the apocalyptic folk, which got a first definition by this album.
Before D. Tibet got into that ... See full review
posted a review of Nasty Savage - Nasty Savage. over 7 years ago
NASTY SAVAGE is filed generally under "US Thrash Metal". Their self-titled debut album is not that hard to be called "Thrash Metal"; due to the small and poor production.
Not lacking good riffing or song writing material it is just the sound that would ... See full review
posted a review of Mynox Layh - Intra In Caelum. over 7 years ago
Actually this is a early industrial classic. Influenced by EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN and SPK/Laibach or TEST DEPARTMENT, this is a raw electronic masterpiece. Not smooth and easy like nowadays "harsh EBM" made for the dancefloor, but rooted in the idea of ... See full review
posted a review of Death In June - Operation Hummingbird. over 7 years ago
DEATH IN JUNE/Douglas P. in his most experimental phase. "Operation Hummingbird" is by far the most powerful recording of DEATH IN JUNE. And the collaboration with Albin Julius added a vast classical element.
This album also contains some of the best ... See full review
posted a review of Strength Through Joy - Salute To Light. over 7 years ago
The second album of STRENGTH THROUGH JOY is also great but could not reach the high level of the debut.
Though it is a regular 2-disc release, there are basically seven songs that come in two versions each. Again it is inventory and greatly produced by ... See full review
posted a review of Strength Through Joy - The Force Of Truth And Lies. over 7 years ago
This is the debut album of STRENGTH THROUGH JOY (now OSTARA) and it comes very near to the definition of a "perfect neo folk"-album. The music is powerful and atmospheric with enough tense to hold the listener from the first to the last note.
With a ... See full review
posted a review of Fire + Ice - Gilded By The Sun. over 7 years ago
This is the debut and most experimental album of FIRE&ICE. Ian Red, a former member of SOL INVICTUS, performs his own ideas of how neo folk should be. Every song has different arrangements and creates a different atmosphere. Lyrically Ian goes broadly ... See full review
posted a review of raison d'être - Prospectus I. over 7 years ago
This debut of raison d´être is a very fine dark ambient with awesome samples, which display the fast atmosphere of large cathedrals. I rejoice in this piece of music in quiet moments of contemplation very much and would not want to miss it in my ... See full review
posted a review of Headscan - Pattern Recognition. over 9 years ago
HEADSCAN´s second album is a real kick. You shall hear great future pop in the vein of early Covenant oder Kirlian Camera meeting with even more dark rhythms like Klinik. HEADSCAN present a great variety of sounds and melodies made for the fog-veiled ... See full review
posted a review of Skinny Puppy - The Greater Wrong Of The Right. over 9 years ago
I think SKINNY PUPPY took a giant step forward with "The Greater Wrong of the Right". Each track is an genuine innovative piece of music in itself which brings (industrial-)EBM to the next level. SKINNY PUPPY are sure no longer industrial-EBM "pure et ... See full review