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CD review MINISTRY "AmeriKKKant"

Veröffentlicht am 8. März 2018 von Markus W. in Ministry, News, Industrial, Nuclear Blast, Alternative Metal, Modern Metal, CD Review, Al Jourgensen, Uncle Al

CD review MINISTRY "AmeriKKKant"

(8/10) It's no secret that the last two Ministry longplayers didn't belong to the best things Al Jourgensen ever brought to table. "From Beer to Eternity" as well as "Relapse" sounded uninspired and bloodless. Creativity and energy were lacking; records that sounded like the desperate attempt to keep a ghost alive. Bad records and Jourgensen's unstable health conditions didn't support a positive outlook of getting a new Ministry longplayer served that can remind of the earlier days.

Now, Jourgensen is a fighter and it feels like he regained energy and passion. It looks like one of the factors of revitalisation was the blond 'blow-dry hairstyle pompadour' that moved into the White House a year ago. Finally there was a counterpart for Jourgensen which allows the iconic singer to process emotions and anger through new songs that belong to best ones since the 2004 released "House of Molé".

"AmeriKKKant" is Ministry's fourteenth studio album and it showcases the band in a much better shape than what we could expect. The first videos that have been revealed over the last weeks send already positive signals to the metal world, but it's the entire album that needs to prove the good first impression.

After having given "AmeriKKant" some spins to date confirms a revitalisation of the industrial metal legend. The new longplayer features powerful industrial tracks that express the entire anger about what happens at the moment in the US.

"I Know Words" is a first statement. Like with "N.W.O" it's this time samples of quotes of the current President of the Untied States that build the base for the opener. It's an oppressive start into the album, which is followed by "Twilight Zone". Jourgensen and Ministry continue with the same vibe, being the base for an eight minutes industrial metal smasher. 

Also "Victim of a Clown" can live-up to a high quality level and it's songs like "Wargasm" that brings back the old Ministry spirit. Furthermore it's the raging and ultra-fast "We're Tired of It" that is a pure adrenalin, packaged in a song with less than three minutes of length. 

The new album doesn't contain any bad or boring song. The change in the White House obviously was the trigger for Jourgensen to recharge Ministry, with the result of an electrifying new longplayer that I haven't expected to be that strong. Ministry is alive and far more impactful than what we saw and heard over the last decade.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. I Know Words
  2. Twilight Zone
  3. Victims of a Clown
  4. TV 5-4 Chan
  5. We're Tired of It
  6. Wargasm
  7. Antifa
  8. Game Over
  9. AmeriKKKant

 

Label: Nuclear Blast

Genre: Industrial Metal

Release Date EU: March 9th, 2018

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CD review GOTHMINISTER "The Other Side"

Veröffentlicht am 8. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Gothminister, Dark Metal, Industrial, Gothic, News, AFM, CD Review

CD review GOTHMINISTER "The Other Side"

(5/10) Gothminister premiered in 2003 with "Gothic Electronic Anthems", followed by four more longplayers of which "Utopia" made fans sit up with charts entries in a couple of European countries. Gothminister, being the brainchild of Bjørn Alexander Brem, will release a new longplayer this autumn. "The Other Side" comes with ten new songs, bringing 36 minutes of dark industrial metal right to your living room.

I have to admit that I missed the earlier Gothminister albums and I can‘t say that the newest strike increases the appetite for more. „The Other Side“ would have better stayed there since it doesn‘t deliver any new. While listening to the album I had the constant feeling of having heard these songs earlier, mostly better.

The tunes on this album are gothic rock with a portion of Rammstein-influenced metal. To mention the only benefit of this release means talking about the sound that powers from beginning to end. Unfortunately the songs can't live up to the good sound. Why should one listen to this longplayer if you also could re-activate the Rammstein classics and/or the good old Sisters Of Mercy hits.

After having listened to the album a couple of times I still couldn‘t find the spark that should ignite fascination. It‘s predictable goth-rock without a thrill that gets out of the speakers, something for ‘the other side’.

 

(5/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Ich Will Alles
  2. The Sun
  3. Der fliegende Mann
  4. Aegir
  5. Red Christ
  6. We are the Ones Who Rule the World
  7. All This Time
  8. Day of Reckoning
  9. Taking Over
  10. Somewhere in Time

 

Label: AFM Records

Genre: Industrial Gothic

Release Date EU: October 13th, 2017

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CD review MARILYN MANSON "Heaven Upside Down"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Marilyn Manson, News, CD Review, Caroline International, Industrial, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal

CD review MARILYN MANSON "Heaven Upside Down"

(8/10) After having received the news of Manson’s stage accident a few days ago it’s time for more positive news from shock-rocker No.1 – the new album. I don’t think that I need to start with a long introduction because you wouldn’t read this review if you would have never heard about the iconic singer.

Marilyn Manson premiered in 1994 with “Portrait of an American Family”, an album that reached a gold status in the US. The sophomore “Antichrist Superstar” was a next step before “Mechanical Animals” cemented Manson's  position in modern industrial metal.

Over time the combination of industrial sounds, metal and shocking elements lost a bit of its fascination with the latest longplayers still being very successful while not reaching the highs of the earlier releases.

Two years after “The Pale Emperor” entertained fans, it is Marilyn Manson’s tenth strike that will get shipped to the record stores these days. “Heaven Upside Down” is the title of the new album, featuring ten songs in the typical Manson fashion. He chose an approach of going back in time, trying to re-vitalize the "Antichrist Superstar"-days on the new disc, what he mainly succeeded with.

“Revelation #12” starts with malicious samples before the lead guitar takes over and kicks-off a typical Marilyn Manson song. It’s a lot of ‘numbers’ involved in this song that’s build on a pounding beat and a strong industrial foundation.

The opener helps the album to get out of the boxes very well but unfortunately it’s “Tattooed in Reverse” that puts a break on things. Slow and more trivial the tunes doesn’t lead to a lot of excitement and nor it shocks. It comes a bit with the approach of ‘been there, done that’.

The good side is that things get slowly better again. “SAY10” is such a song that brings back the old Manson spirit. The dark and calmer sections are intense, leading to a chorus that’s a noisy peak. It's a creepy milestone on the album that has with “Saturnalia” another banging track, reminding of a heavy version of Visage's “Fade to Grey” in some parts. 

“KILL4ME” is a real hit on "Heaven Upside Down". The song has a more than proper groove, a gloomy verse and a catchy chorus. This number has quite some airplay potential and I could imagine that we will hear this song quiet often as being part of a Manson live show.  Last but not least there's the first single release "WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE" which belongs to the most pissed Marilyn Manson tracks I have heard for a long time. After a menacing start the tunes unveils a furious brutality in the chorus, all with an overarching hellish vibe.

To sum up: “Heaven Upside Down” is a good Marilyn Manson album. Not more and not less. The revolutionary days are over and the shocking moments became less over time. However, “Heaven Upside Down” is still good enough and an entertaining album that will be appreciated by Manson-fans.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Revelation #12
  2. Tattooed in Reverse
  3. WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
  4. SAY10
  5. KILL4ME
  6. Saturnalia
  7. JE$U$ CRI$I$
  8. Blood Honey
  9. Heaven Upside Down
  10. Threats of Romans

 

Label: Caroline International

Genre: Industrial Metal

Release Date EU: October 6th, 2017

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CD review T.O.M.B. "Fury Nocturnus"

Veröffentlicht am 26. Dezember 2016 von Markus W. in T.O.M.B., Industrial, Black Metal, News, CD Review, Ambient

(1/10) I'm not really sure if the world waited for this release. T.O.M.B. serves an album that sound weird. It's a distracting piece of 'music' and that's maybe already the biggest benefit of it - in case you're looking for distraction.

These thirteen tracks can be seen as ambient black metal numbers with e strong industrial touch. But in the end it's a very strange sounding combination of all of the before mentioned. "Fury Nocturnus" will neither work for industrial metal fans, nor it will become a favorite of down to earth black metal passionists.

T.O.M.B. put sound collages on the album that are build on samples and cold waves of sounds. The band combines them with moaning vocals that are meant to be dark, mean and evil. But in the end it's just annoying.

It was a tough exercise to give this album a full round of listening. In my humble opinion there are many other ways to spend your well earned money on than on this release. A definite thumbs down for an album that's not needed at all.

 

(1/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Into Wotan Flames
  2. Awake...
  3. Darkness
  4. Death Tunnel Scars
  5. Glorious Triumphant
  6. Belial
  7. Ignite The Torch Again
  8. Portal 502
  9. Hoards Rise Now
  10. Oblivion Dawn
  11. Mystic Blood Scrying
  12. Fury Nocturnus
  13. Battle Winds Of Desecration
  14. Abysmal Channeling

 

Label: Peaceville

Genre: Industrial Ambient Black Metal

Release Date EU: October 21st, 2016

CD review T.O.M.B. "Fury Nocturnus"
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CD review ROB ZOMBIE "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser"

Veröffentlicht am 25. April 2016 von Markus W. in Rob Zombie, Industrial, Heavy Metal, Modern Metal, News, CD Review, Alternative Metal, Horror, Groove Metal

(8/10) One thing's almost crystal clear; Rob Zombie is probably winning the award for 'longest album title' and 'longest song title'. Just writing the tracklist is an effort that takes quite a while. But is it also worth it? Is the sixth solo album of our dear horror 'industrialist' also living up to the high expectations?

Yes, it does. Like each time listening to a new Zombie album it takes me some time to get into the songs. "The Last of the Demons Defeated" is kicking off this record. It's an heavy industrial metal track that incudes weird samples and an almost endless repetion of Zombie shouting "Endless War".

The next track" Satanic Cyanide! The Killer Rocks on!" is one of the slower ones on the new album. It's a bit more Mason-related and the fun part is in the beginning when some helium-vocals build an introduction for this heavy steam roller.

"The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God" is a very rhythm-based creepy monster that is an acoustic horror show. And it's the most approachable track looking on the first triple of tunes. In case this song would become a single release, I could foresee some airplay potential.

Each of the tracks on "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser" comes with a lot of loops and samples, something that's also valid for "Well, Everybody’s Fucking In A U.F.O.", a number that reminds me partly of Ministry's "Jesus Build my Hotrod". 

The longer I listen to the album, the more I get the impression that if Alice Cooper would make heavy industrial music, the result would partly sound like Rob Zombie. "The Hideous Exhibitions Of A Dedicated Gore Whore" is one of these tracks that sound like an industrial version of an Alice Cooper song, that could almost come from "Brutal Planet".

The weirdest track on Zombie's new album comes at the end. "Wurdalak" includes mighty modern metal riffs, crazy samples and also silent, but unholy piano parts. This track is an evil monster that will follow you eventhough the album ends at this stage. "Wurdalak" is a musical madhouse of sounds that underlines Zombie's status of being the master of horror, moviewise and musicwise. 

"The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser" became a typical Rob Zombie album, containing songs that can easily be recognised as being from the American master of horror sounds. In addition the disc got an excellent sound and is a 'must have' for fans of the 'Catweazle of rock'n'roller', with songs like "The Hideous Exhibitions Of A Dedicated Gore Whore", that opens doors to new fans too.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. The Last Of The Demons Defeated
  2. Satanic Cyanide! The Killer Rocks On!
  3. The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God
  4. Well, Everybody’s Fucking In A U.F.O.
  5. A Hearse Overturns With The Coffin Bursting Open
  6. The Hideous Exhibitions Of A Dedicated Gore Whore
  7. Medication For The Melancholy
  8. In The Age Of The Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
  9. Super-Doom-Hex-Gloom Part One
  10. In The Bone Pile
  11. Get Your Boots On! That’s The End Of Rock And Roll
  12. Wurdalak

 

Label: Universal Music

Genre: Industrial Metal

Release Date EU: April 29th, 2016

CD review ROB ZOMBIE "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser"
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CD review FILTER "Crazy Eyes"

Veröffentlicht am 4. April 2016 von Markus W. in Filter, NIN, Industrial, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, CD Review, News

(8/10) Even tough I'm more into metal, I always had a certain interest in industrial rock too. Regardless if it's Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson or Ministry, I have to say that the power those bands create(d) by using samples and keyboards is massive.

Filter also belongs to these bands and the guys release their new album "Crazy Eyes" in April. It's the band's seventh longplayer and it follows the pretty much guitar-oriented "The Sun Comes Out Tonight".

"Crazy Eyes" takes a different approach, meaning Filter goes back more to the early days in the 90's. Mighty guitars are less present on the new release. This time it's more an oppressive industrial sound that gets the spotlight. A bigger contribution to this result comes from a cooperation with old friends of the band. Producer Ben Grosse as well as Michael Tuller have been part of "Crazy Eyes" and next to these two guys it was Johnny Radke and Danny Lohner that have been in on it too.

Richard Patrick created together with his renewed band, (Oumi Kapila (g), Ahsley Dzeigian (b), Chris Reeve (d) and Bobby Miller (key) an album that is very intense. It is a dark and gloomy longplayer that has it's first highlight on pole position.

"Mother E" starts with some creep whispers accompanied by some samples. This build up very fast and the whole thing ends in almost desperate screams of Patrick. In addition "Mother E" comes with a cold industrial beat that emphasises the frantic expression of this track. A really cool start of "Carzy Eyes".

Compared with the opener "Take me to Heaven" is a swinging industrial song that comes with a catchy chorus and a lot of melodies. Those two songs show already the width of musical variations you'll find on "Crazy Eyes". You want to have it even broader? No problem. 

"Welcome to the Suck (Destiny not Luck)" has a silent and acoustic beginning. The song stays on a low tempo, but intensity increases over time. In the end it's the tension between loud and quiet that creates an atmosphere that's somewhere between rage and despair.

All in all "Closed Eyes" is a cold and angry industrial rock album that fits very well into now-time.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Mother E
  2. Nothing in my Hands
  3. Pride Flag
  4. City of Blinding Riots
  5. Take me to Heaven
  6. Welcome to the Suck (Destiny not Luck)
  7. Head of Fire
  8. Tremors
  9. Kid Blue from the Short Bus, Drunk Buck
  10. Your Bullets
  11. Under the Tongue
  12. (Can't She See) Head of Fire, Part 2

 

Label: Spinefarm

Genre: Industrial

Release Date EU: April 8th, 2016

CD review FILTER "Crazy Eyes"
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CD review RAUBTIER "Bärsärkargång"

Veröffentlicht am 15. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Raubtier, Rammstein, Sabaton, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Industrial, CD Review, News

(5/10) Even though Raubtier makes you think about being a band from Germany the trio is based in Sweden.

The three-piece have released four records that have been quite successful in their home country. Top 10 positions and gold records have been the achievements so far and I could imagine that the new album will not change this appreciation.

Outside Sweden Raubtier is far less well known and also here I think that the album will not change a lot. The main reason for not being more successful abroad are the Swedish vocals. As a metal fan, not having sufficient command of the Swedish kanguage, the lyrics feel strange and you have to get used to it. But also the songs miss the thrilling factor.

Raubtier combines, as on the predecessors, industrial sounds with thrash elements by adding a lot of pathos as we know it from Sabaton. Such a mixture could be really interesting and when I heard the album I had to think more than once about Raubtier being the mean little brother of Rammstein.

However, in the end I think that the songs on "Bärsärkargång" are a bit over the edge. It's too much of everything and I got the feeling that things are rather artificially build-up that organically grown. You could get the impression that a lot of things have been done by purpose more than by passion. It's all surface with too little meat.

Some 'less is more' would have been benefitial. 

 

(5/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Bärsärkargång
  2. Bothniablod
  3. Den Sista Kulan
  4. Levande Död
  5. Tropaion
  6. Brännmärkt
  7. Hymn
  8. Förvildad
  9. Prätorian
  10. Genom Allt
  11. Röd Snö
  12. Lejonhjärta

 

Label: Despotz

Genre: Industrial/Thrash Metal

Release Date EU: January 19th, 2016

 

 

CD review RAUBTIER "Bärsärkargång"
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Artwork and tracklist of ROB ZOMBIE's new album

Veröffentlicht am 30. Januar 2016 von Markus W. in Rob Zombie, Horror Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Industrial, Dark Metal, Rock

The sixth album of horror rocker Rob Zombie got an extraordinary long title - "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser". Wow. And if you think about shorter song titles, wrong. Here is the tracklist:

1. The Last Of The Demons Defeated
2. Satanic Cyanide! The Killer Rocks On!
3. The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God
4. Well, Everybody’s Fucking In A U.F.O.
5. A Hearse Overturns With The Coffin Bursting Open
6. The Hideous Exhibitions Of A Dedicated Gore Whore
7. Medication For The Melancholy
8. In The Age Of The Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
9. Super-Doom-Hex-Gloom Part One
10. In The Bone Pile
11. Get Your Boots On! That’s The End Of Rock And Roll
12. Wurdalak

 

The longplayer will be released on April 29th via Universal Music and you'll hear, next to Zombie himself, John 5 (guitar), Piggy D (bass) and Ginger Fish (drums) on this album.

Artwork and tracklist of ROB ZOMBIE's new album
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New FILTER album on its way

Veröffentlicht am 30. Januar 2016 von Markus W. in Filter, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Industrial, News, Rock

Filter stands for industrial alternative rock from the US of A. The band will release their seventh album "Crazy Eyes" on April 8th via Spinefarm Records and the guys are looking back in time. The new record is an homage to the bands debut "Short Bus" which leads to less walls of guitars and a wider, gloomy industrial sound.

 

New FILTER album on its way
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CD review KILLING JOKE "Pylon"

Veröffentlicht am 31. Oktober 2015 von Markus W. in Killing Joke, Industrial, Electronic, Alternative Metal, Rock, News, CD Review

(8/10) There is a lot trouble and defiency out there in the world that delivers enough topics for lyrics for a new Killing Joke album. So it's not a surprise that the legendary post-punk band was in the studio again and worked on their sixteenth longplayer called "Pylon" that is out now.

"Pylon" didn't get a very optimistic album. It is kept dark and painful. But that's how the world is, at least partly and those vibes are coming back in each of the ten new songs that are on the new record.

The good thing with the band is that you get what you expect. Killing Joke didn't change their sound and there is also no reason for it either. It's more the details that change. Jaz Coleman and band mates allow their songs on the new longplayer to be a bit longer again. Most of them are between the five and the six minutes in length. Having numbers with such a length and combining them with the bands typical electronic/industrial sounds leads to a certain hypnotic monotony that fits perfect to the wished expression. A good example is "New Jerusalem" that comes slowly and repetitive round the corner. But this doesn't mean at all that the song or the album gets boring. Killing Joke manages since decades to include a tension in their music that give you an exciting time till the last tune fades away.

And even though the new disc might be a bit more electronic again there is enough soace for harsh industrial songs like the riff rocker "Autonomous Zone", "Dawn of the Hive" and "Delete" that feels like a sonic electro shock. On the other hand there is with "Big Buzz" a new wave-based track on "Pylon" that brings back the "Love Like Blood" times. All in all a good balance of sounds.

The four piece from London releases with "Pylon" their third album after reuniting in the original line-up. The result is another terrific album from a band that never gets outdated.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Autonomous Zone
  2. Dawn of the Hives
  3. New Cold War
  4. Euphoria
  5. New Jerusalem
  6. War on Freedom
  7. Big Buzz
  8. Delete
  9. I Am The Virus
  10. Into the Unknown

 

Label: Spinefarm Records

Genre: Post-Punk/Industrial

Release Date EU: October 23rd, 2015

CD review KILLING JOKE "Pylon"
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CD review DEAD SOUL "The Sheltering Day"

Veröffentlicht am 31. Oktober 2015 von Markus W. in Dead Soul, News, CD Review, NIN, Electro, Alternative Rock, Rock, Industrial, Prog Rock

(8/10) There are some records that you listen to for the first time and you're caught by their sound. "The Sheltering Day" from Dead Soul is such a longplayer.

In case you haven't from the band earlier, it is a musical collaboration of Anders Landelius (v/g) and multiinstrumentalist Niels Nielsen; a name you might have heard already when it was about Swedish occult rockers from Ghost. It was Nielsen who was involved in the production of e.g. "Infestissumam".

"The Sheltering Sky" is the second release of this creative duo and it follows the debut from 2013. Dead Soul is thrilling in a way that you can't put their sound into common genres and styles. The music of the two guys isn't metal but it is exciting rock music that brings together many elements. 

The label info says: "Think Nick Cave meets NIN meets Johnny Cash". I guess that this describes the sound of Dead Soul pretty good. The opener "Until the Last Breath" reflects actually all of those three influences while tracks like "Abyss" puts more focus on electronic elements which gives the tune a dark and baleful expression.

But THE song on "The Sheltering Day" is called "Dirt Road". Listening to this masterpiece sends cold shivers up and down your spine. It's a song that comes with so much emotional depth that it's hard not to get caught by it. There is no tune that can compete with Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt", but Dead Soul wrote with this piano based ballad a number that comes from an intesity point-of-view quite close. And knowing that "Hurt" was composed by Trent Reznor (NIN) we can conclude that we come to full circle when it is about different styles in Dead Soul's music.

"The Sheltering Day" is an outstanding rock album that has many exciting moments. And in case you still doubting, listen to "Dirt Road".

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Until the Last Breath
  2. The Fool
  3. Shattering Dreams
  4. In Between
  5. Dirt Road
  6. Ladies & Gentlemen...
  7. The Abyss
  8. Home by the Sea
  9. Thy Will be Done
  10. The Final Day

 

Label: Century Media

Genre: Electro Rock

Release Date EU: Octoner 23rd, 2015

 

CD review DEAD SOUL "The Sheltering Day"
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CD review LINDEMANN "Skills in pills"

Veröffentlicht am 14. Juni 2015 von Markus W. in Lindemann, Hypocrisy, Pain, Modern Metal, Industrial, News, CD Review, Rammstein, Emigrate

(7/10) When Peter Tägtgren and Till Lindemann starts a project together you can be sure that this leads to some attention in the metal scene. It was fourteen years ago when the two guys met for the first time in a pub in the middle of nowhere in Sweden. Since that special moment the guys have been in contact and in 2015 they present the result of this long discussed project.

It was just those two guys who worked on the album. Lindemann did the vocals and Tägtgren did all the instruments. So the really curious thing for me was the music that came out of this musical marriage. 

First of all the whole thing sounds much more like Rammstein than what I expected. I had the feeling to listen to Rammstein with some Pain influnces. This isn't a very big surprise but honestly I was hoping for something more innovative than 'just' a kind of 'Rammstein 2.0'. Maybe my expectations have been too high in this case. Hmmm.

The mighty riffs sound very much like from Lindemann's homebase band, the vocals are, of course, similar (just without the rollin' 'r') and the lyrics are also comparable to the ones from Rammstein. Talking about the lyrics; those have been shocking in the beginning of the iconic band from Germany, but in the meantime it is something that lost the provocative potential. "Golden shower" and "Fat" are just two examples that confirms this - nothing to really write home about.

When it comes to the music I mentioned already the closeness to the German industrial metal pioneers. "Golden shower" is a song that also could have been on albums like "Reise, Reise". Also tracks like "Praise abort" isn't a real jaw-dropping experience. It's good industrial metal, that's it.

A song that stands a bit out from the rest is "Home sweet home". The tunes starts as an acoustic ballad before it gains intensity in the chorus. The embedded orchstra adds something extra to this tune that is the best on the album.

What stands like a rock is the production. Tägtgren gave the longplayer a very forceful, nuanced and booming sound which couldn't be done much better. He gave the record the punch that was needed. Well done Mr. Tägtgren.

In it's totality "Skills in pills" isn't a bad album. But it's also not a highlight in 2015. Having in mind that Lindemann teamed-up with a genius like Tägtgren the result could have been much more surprising. It's a missed opportunity for adding a new thrilling chapter to the book of metal. Imagine a mean bastard that combines Rammstein's indutrial metal with Swedish death metal. 

"Skills in pills" is a predictable album that, due to the similarities, will be loved by Rammstein fans. If I have to choose between Lindemann and Kruspe's Emigrate releases I prefer the last mentioned ones, since those are more innovative. "Skills in pills" instead is playing safe.

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Skills in pills
  2. Ladyboy
  3. Fat
  4. Fish on
  5. Children of the sun
  6. Home sweet homw
  7. Cowboy
  8. Golden shower
  9. Yukon
  10. Prais abort
  11. That's my heart

 

Label: Warner Music

Genre: Industrial Metal / Alternative Metal

CD review LINDEMANN "Skills in pills"
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New live album from ROB ZOMBIE

Veröffentlicht am 3. Januar 2015 von Markus W. in Rob Zombie, Rock, Hardrock, Industrial, Heavy Metal, News

Horror rocker Rob Zombie announced on his Facebook side the release of a new live album called "Spookshow International Live". The record will include 19 songs which leads to the following tracklist:

  1. Teenage Nosferatu pussy
  2. Superbeast
  3. Living dead girl
  4. Dead city radio
  5. Drum solo
  6. More human than human
  7. Sick bubblegum
  8. House of 1000 corpses
  9. Meet the creeper
  10. Never gonna stop
  11. Blitzkrieg bop (Ramones cover)
  12. Thunderkiss '65
  13. Jesus Frankenstein
  14. We're an American band (Grand Funk Railroad cover)
  15. Dragula
  16. Demonoid phenomenom
  17. Pussy liqour
  18. Demon speeding
  19. Gong gang gong de gong de laga raga

Zombie said: "It's been 8 years since our last live album so we figured it was time for another. Actually we weren't planning on it, but we recorded a few shows and they sounded really great so we thought "fuck it" let's get it out there."

He also revealed the cover which I think is a very cool one. 

Source: Facebook
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CD review Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross "Gone girl" OST

Veröffentlicht am 8. Dezember 2014 von Markus W. in Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, Rock, Industrial, CD Review, News

(*/10) "Gone girl" is the new movie from David Fincher. It is a film that is based on a book from Gillian Flynn and is about the Dunnes - the perfect couple. It seems that they have a perfect relation. Things pretend to be very right and everything looks like being perfect. This changes after Amy Dunne disappears all of a sudden; a drama about mistrust and the depth of the human soul takes up speed.

The soundtrack for this movie was done by Trent Reznor together with his partner Atticus Ross. Reznor is well known from his band Nine Inch Nails, but the talented musicians participated also already in soundtracks for e.g. "The social network" and "The girl with the dragon tattoo".

The twentyfour tracks on this soundtrack capture the vibe of the movie really well. All of the them full of sphereful keyboards and synthesiser based songs that build big soundscapes. Sometimes fragile, sometimes scary and sometimes melancholic the music transports all kinds of emotions.

This soundtrack isn't necessarily something for metalheads and it is also very different from Nine Inch Nails. But if you're looking for a bit of another sound experience than this is something to try-out.

 

(*/10)

 

Tracklist

  1. What have we done to each other?
  2. Sugar storm
  3. Empty places
  4. With suspicion
  5. Just like you
  6. Appearances
  7. Clue one
  8. Clue two
  9. Background noise
  10. Procedural
  11. Something disposable
  12. Like home
  13. Empty places (reprise)
  14. The way he looks at me
  15. Technically, missing
  16. Sectrets
  17. Perpetual
  18. Starnge activities
  19. Still gone
  20. A reflection
  21. Consummation
  22. Sugar storm (reprise)
  23. What will we do?
  24. At risk

 

Label: Sony Music

Genre: OST

CD review Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross "Gone girl" OST
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