“Swedish Electro vol 3” compilation review

“Swedish Electro vol 3” compilation review

  Swedish Electro Scene has released a 63 track compilation, a really extensive one. It presents Swedish electro bands and solo projects, and as the Swedish scene is a flourishing one, we were eager to hear the tracks on this compilation. The opening track is “I Never Told You to Stay” from Uncreated, a solo project of Patrik Hansson (a member of Vanguard) and as expected it’s a solid melodic synth pop track, a perfect…

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Code: Red Code – “Abutre” EP review

Code: Red Code – “Abutre” EP review

  The new EP from Code:Red Code, freshly released in November 2015 is here for your “electronic” pleasure. It is clearly dark electro, ebm and industrial in its sound, but with a touch of synth pop in it. What makes it harsher is the vocals, which are coloured with anguish, distress, pain, agression and power, showing us a dark side of the human voice or human soul. “Abutre” is overall a great track, with a…

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Bodykomplex – “Karma” album review

Bodykomplex – “Karma” album review

  Bodykomplex was formed in 2012 when two guys from northern Finland decided to make a few old school style EBM songs just for fun. As Kris and Olaf state, “It’s all about the glory of manliness, having fun and not taking life too seriously.” After getting positive feedback from their audience they decided to work on their debut album “Karma” which has been released on EK Product Label this year. They tell stories of…

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Fatal Casualties – “Psalm” album review

Fatal Casualties – “Psalm” album review

  As I had discovered this project by chance, I was indeed very happy to have made such a discovery. I was trying to get some more info about this Swedish duo consisting of Stefan Ljungdahl & Ivan Hirvonen, but their music was sufficient for my curious mind. When it comes to Psalm, it is very thoughtfully made, I don’t believe anything on this album was done by accident or trying to please a broader…

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Hocico – “Ofensor” limited 3-CD-set album review

Hocico – “Ofensor” limited 3-CD-set album review

  I have indeed meditated for a day if I should write about this album since naturally I knew everyone would. But it is far too good not to say a word about it. It is not so hard to see the intention or the true nature of Hocico while listening to it. The opening track Déjà-Vu Siniestro sounds like a combat call, filled with expectation, giving us a subtle hint, but nothing about what’s…

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Vuduvox – “Vaudou électrique” album review

Vuduvox – “Vaudou électrique” album review

  Vuduvox, a French-Belgian duo released their debut album “Vaudou électrique” almost exactly a year ago today when it came to me. Although it is a debut release, the band members are all but newcomers to the industrial/EBM scene. J-C, in charge of singing and synths, is also the frontman of BUZZ, French minimal electro, while guitarist Oliver T. has a resume of playing electro-percussions with acts like Signal Aout 42 and GrandChaos. Their combined…

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Angelic Foe – “Mother of Abominations” album review

Angelic Foe – “Mother of Abominations” album review

  This great project by the Swedish singer Annmari Thim, also known as the lead singer of Arcana, has released the second album “Mother of Abominations” this year. As a composer, lyricist and vocalist, Annmari leads the listener into another world, the world of mysticism and mythical tales. While listening to “Mother of Abominations”, you are not quite sure if you have taken a step back to ancient history or a step into a fantasy…

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Love in Prague – “Fallen Angels” album review

Love in Prague – “Fallen Angels” album review

  Another interesting French duo from Lyon appears on the indie music scene. Although described as a post punk influenced band, listening to their second album “Fallen Angels” I can think of some “shoegazing” bands that left a mark on me back in my high school days… I wouldn’t go so far as to describe them as a Cocteau Twins and Joy Division cross breed, but more like Slowdive and Pale Saints. They are mellow,…

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The Sweetest Condition – “Edge of the World” album review

The Sweetest Condition – “Edge of the World” album review

  Another great surprise on the synthpop scene comes from Nashville, Tennessee. They are called The Sweetest Condition and their debut album Edge of the World is out this year . The duo consisting of Jason Reed Milner [Music + Synths] and Leslie Irene Benson [Lyrics + Vocals] takes the listeners on a grand voyage into sythpop conceived on the influences from the ’80s synth era and a bit of industrial touch, but personally I…

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ARDITI “Imposing Elitism” Album Review

ARDITI “Imposing Elitism” Album Review

  It is not simple to write a review of such a complex album as Imposing Elitism. You can clearly recognize the martial industrial genre which depicts the atmosphere of some past wars with the help of war symbolism stemming from the first half of the 20th century. What Imposing Elitism offers to the fans of this genre is dark and war inspired yet it has a dignified atmosphere. You can hear all that in…

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