MESH “Live At Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig” – album review

MESH “Live At Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig” – album review

In October 2015 Mesh performed together with a 65 musicians classical orchestra in the sold out Gewandhaus concert venue in Leipzig. The show was part of the “Gothic Meets Classic” events. The band collaborated with the classical producer and pianist Conrad Oleak to create one of the most outstanding and unforgettable performances of their career. 1900 people were undoubtedly swept away by the emotional and profound performance. Live At Gewandhaus Leipzig contains 8 tracks. Five…

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Super Dragon Punch!! “Shatter” – EP review

Super Dragon Punch!! “Shatter”  – EP review

  The Belgian newcomer Super Dragon Punch!! released their first EP Shatter in October this year. They performed at BIMfest festival 2017 in Belgium after winning at Dark Demons Night. The band delivers the unique sound which can be described as a mix of of synth pop, future pop, EBM and electronic music influences. Shatter consists of 4 tracks which deliver raw energy, heavy beats, catchy synth melodies and powerful vocals. The opening track “Core”…

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Parade Ground “Sanctuary”- album review

Parade Ground “Sanctuary”- album review

If you have ever listened to Parade Ground, you must have discovered the great artistic power which drove brothers Jean-Marc and Pierre both musically and on their live performances. This legendary Belgian duo started their music career in the 80s. However, the band is still rocking in the new millennium and what more proof than their latest Sanctuary album. They were inspired by Wire, Magazine and Buzzcocks, among other UK bands of the era. However,…

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Am Tierpark “Trashy Luxury” – album review

Am Tierpark “Trashy Luxury” – album review

  Like many other synth pop fans, I have been waiting for the second Am Tierpark studio album with great anticipation. I have been following the project since Uncaged and I am proud to consider myself an Am Tierpark fan. Over the last couple of years, the collaboration between John R. Mirland (music and production) and Claus Larsen (lyrics and vocals) was indeed fruitful. They merge the 80s influences with the modern approach and create…

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Struggler “The Gap” – album review

Struggler “The Gap” – album review

  After the Struggler’s live performance at BimFest in 2016 I became quite intrigued by them. The raw noise-punk-rock and alternative sound they delivered on stage was a good introduction to the band’s work. It was a bit difficult to dig out more facts about them; there isn’t too much you can find on the internet. However, I was really happy when I received their latest release in the form of the new album The…

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The Tear Garden – “The Brown Acid Caveat” album review

The Tear Garden – “The Brown Acid Caveat” album review

  Whether you are a fan of Skinny Puppy or The Legendary Pink Dots, you have surely come across The Tear Garden. Edward Ka-Spel of The Legendary Pink Dots and cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy were hard to miss since they have been active with The Tear Garden project for 30 years. They released their eighth studio album titled The Brown Acid Caveat 8 years after Have A Nice Trip. There were high expectations and…

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Black Needle Noise – “Lost In Reflections” album review

Black Needle Noise – “Lost In Reflections” album review

  The second Black Needle Noise full length album, Lost In Reflections, has just been released, exactly one year after the first one, Before The Tears Came. During that year John Fryer was busy collaborating with amazing artists on the new BNN singles which he has now compiled in the album format. Lost In Reflections consists of 11 tracks, the first of which, was released in July 2016, “Treasured Lies”, featuring a Norwegian singer and…

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Am Tierpark – “We’re All The Same” EP review

Am Tierpark – “We’re All The Same” EP review

  Am Tierpark has already released the second EP We’re All The Same since the founding of their own label “Laebel”. The EP consists of four brand new tracks and one remix. John R. Mirland and Claus Larsen are the perfect combination when it comes to creating catchy and melodic neo synt-pop melodies. The title track “We’re All The Same” has the recognizable Am Tierpark sound and you won’t mistake their work for any other…

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Mortiis – “The Unraveling Mind” album review

Mortiis –  “The Unraveling Mind” album review

  In 2006 Havard Ellefsen aka Mortiis got involved in composing film music for the first time. He wrote soundtracks for two horror films, “Broken” and “The Devil’s Chair”, both directed by Adam Mason. Ellefsen didn’t even have the opportunity to read the scripts. He knew very little about the plot, apart from the fact that some disturbed and sinister things would surely take place, like in any horror movie. He wrote a whole album’s…

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Jean-Marc Lederman “The Space Between Worlds” – album review

Jean-Marc Lederman “The Space Between Worlds” – album review

  When I got the latest Jean-Marc Lederman album, I didn’t listen to it straight away. It was stored on my PC for quite some time before I finally listened to it; not only that, but it took me some time to publish this review. I know that Jean-Marc is an exceptional artist and I knew that the music I would hear probably wouldn’t be so easy to comprehend. I can’t say I was surprised…

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