Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cryo - Mixed Emotions EP

Cryo - Mixed Emotions EP
(2007) Progress

I recieved Cryo's new CD "Hidden Aggression" yesterday and I'm somewhat disappointed by it. Hopefully it will grow on me. I had expected it to be more like this EP - Cryo's best work so far! Once again I'm expressing my love for the EP format. Just keep releasing EP's and I will live happy ever after...
Anyway, this record contains three extraordinary tracks "My Wall", "Inhale/Exhale", "Freedom", some remixes and a Front 242 cover "Body To Body"!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Candlemass - Death Magic Doom

Candlemass - Death Magic Doom
Limited CD/DVD (2009)
Nuclear Blast

I've been reading so many good review about this album. Finally I've found the time to listen to it (and of course, finally I've been motivated enough to buy it!). This is a great and varied doom metal album. The new singer, Robert Lowe, has a great voice and fits the Candlemass sound perfectly! I really enjoyed his previous band Solitude Aeturnus' two first albums back in the early 90's. I don't know why I haven't listened to them since then. Maybe I need to check them out now? This limited edition includes a DVD wich I haven't had the time to watch yet. It also includes an unlisted bonus track, an edit of "Lucifer Rising" I think.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nitzer Ebb - Industrial Complex

Nitzer Ebb -
Industrial Complex 2CD
(2010) Major Records

I didn't have high hopes for this album. In fact, I thought it would be just as bad as Kiss' "Sonic Boom" or Heaven & Hell's "The Devil You Know". So, now you know I don't care much for reunions. But this time I was wrong, this album is really good! I even like the remix CD. Too bad Alfa Matrix released another version of this album containing different remixes. I might need to buy that one as well...

Friday, February 5, 2010

VA - Electronic Saviors

VA - Electronic Saviors 4CD+DD
(2010) Metropolis

This is a four CD box (well five, if you count the digital download bonus disc). Proceeds from the compilation will be donated to the Foundation for Cancer Research and Wellness situated in Harrisburg, PA. The box contains a lot of of exclusive tracks/remixes from artist such as Assemblage 23, Combichrist, Imperative Reaction, Aestetic Perfection, Flesh Field and 78 more! My current favourites is an Endager mix of "Supermassive Gravity" by Massiv In Mensch feat. Mind.In.A.Box and the new (finally!) Stromkern track. This compilation will be limited to 2500 copies!