Thursday, June 23, 2011

Patenbrigade: Wolff - Der Schallplattenunterhalter EP

Patenbrigade: Wolff -
Der Schallplattenunterhalter EP
(2011) Zweieck

Patenbrigade: Wolff is back with yet another great EP. I have listened a lot to Patenbrigade the last year, and I think the EP format is very fitting for this band. I'm not to keen on their full lenght CD's, with the exception, of course, for the "Demokratischer Sektor" compilation. If you haven't heared this band, start with that compilation CD or the "Feind Hört Mit!" or "Stalinallee" EP's. And of course this one "Der Schallplattenunterhalter" EP!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

She Wants Revenge - Valleyheart

She Wants Revenge - Valleyheart
(2011) Five Seven Music

I really liked the first She Wants Revenge, "She Wants Revenge", album, it was one of the better albums released in 2006. The follow up, 2007's "This Is Forever" wasn't nearly as good. Nor is this, but it's way better than "This Is Forever". They've moved on from the sound they had on the debute, and I'm guessing they took their time writing good songs for this album. Check it out, but if you're new to She Wants Revenge - get the debute album first!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

VA - Das Bunker: Choice Of A New Generation

VA - Das Bunker: Choice Of A New Generation
(2011) Das Bunker

If I've understand this right Das Bunker's an Industrial/EBM club in Los Angeles. This is the fifth compilation CD they've released. This CD is a bit special because it contains exclusive industrial/EBM/futurepop covers of songs popular in the eighties. It features bands like Modcon Feat. Leaether Strip, Combichrist, God Module, Straftanz, System Syn, Northborne and my favourite "Don't Change" by Assemblage 23.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jerusalem Syndrome - The Book Of Days (Re-issue)

Jerusalem Syndrome -
The Book Of Days (Re-issue)
2CD (2011)

Jerusalem Syndrome was a on-off collaboration between Ikon's mastermind Chris McCarter and Subterfuge/Razorfade singer Clifford Ennis. They released one album "The Book Of Days" and some compilation tracks back in 1997.
I have only one problem with this remastered re-issue. It contains the previously unreleased first mix of the album. The 1997 Apollyon release have a far superior mix. Otherwise it's perfect. The CD contains the rare "Without Shadows" in two versions as well as a lot of unreleased demos and alternative mixes. Now, I'm only hoping for a re-release of Clifford's old band Subterfuge's EP "Darkland Awakening", packed with lot's of extras!
This is one of my all time favourite albums. Get it now! And try to get hold of the Apollyon version as well.