Friday, January 28, 2011

Covenant - Modern Ruin

Covenant - Modern Ruin 2CD
(2011) SPV

A new Covenant album is always a let down. This album is better than expected but not nearly as good as it could have been. The worst song is the really bad first single "Lightbringer" but there's also a couple of good songs. "Judge Of My Domain", "Dynamo Clock" and "The Beauty And The Grace" are all great songs. And I think the album will grow with time.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

VA - Electronic Body Matrix

VA - Electronic Body Matrix 4CD+DD
(2011) Alfa Matrix

This is a massive who's who compilation featuring artists from both past and current EBM scenes.
The 4 CD's feature a total of 72 tracks and the exclusive download card gives you access to 40 more songs.
I'm no big fan of the Alfa Matrix artist roster, but thankfully this compilation includes artists from all big electronic/industrial labels (except for quality labels as Mute, Dependent and Metropolis).

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ikon - Live In Dortmund

Ikon - Live In Dortmund CDr
(2010) Not On Label

Recorded live in Dortmund, Germany on Ikon's 2009 European tour. I'm very sorry I've missed that tour. I would really have loved experiencing Ikon live. This CDr was, just like the Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Volume 2 CDr, originally released as a free mp3 download on
And it's almost as good as that CDr!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Culture Kultür - Reborn

Culture Kultür - Reborn (2005)
Out Of Line

I haven't bought the new Culture Kultür album "Spirit" yet. Even though I think I will like it. I'm in futurepop mode right now, but I don't know what to listen to. I'm fed up with VNV Nation and Apoptygma Berzerk and stuff like that. I'm even bored of Rotersand and Frozen Plasma. Recently I've been listening a lot to Angels & Agony. The only problem is that they're not as good as the before mentioned bands. The same goes for Culture Kultür - they're simply not as good as I want them to be. But the biggest problem with this album are all the (too) obvious thefts from Apoptygma Berzerk. I can't understan what they were thinking?