Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Diary Of Dreams - Ego:X

Diary Of Dreams - Ego:X 2CD
(2011) Accession

This album is available in at least four different editions, one regular CD, two different 2CD editions and one 2LP version. But none of this matters a bit for me. Just get any of these editions! Diary Of Dreams have finally made some good music again. I haven't enjoyed any of their albums after 2000's "One Of 18 Angels". But this one is sounding good!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Nitzer Ebb + Die Krupps - Join In The Rhythm Of Machines EP

Nitzer Ebb + Die Krupps -
Join In The Rhythm Of Machines EP
(2011) Major

Limited edition tour EP sold during the "Join In The Rhythm Of Machines" Tour 2011. The EP contains two Nitzer Ebb songs re-arranged by, and with additional vocals from, Die Krupps singer Jürgen Engler and two Die Krupps songs re-arranged by Nitzer Ebb's Bon Harris and with additional vocals by Douglas McCarthy. Well worth bying if you happen to come across it!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Fields Of The Nephilim - From Gehenna To Here / Laura

The Fields Of The Nephilim -
From Gehenna To Here /
Jungle / Contedisc
2001 / 1991

Both these CD's feature The Nephilim's first two Ep's, "Burning The Fields" 1985 and "Returning To Gehenna" 1986.
I know that some people don't like these two EP's, but I can't find anything wrong with them (except maybe for the saxophone!). This is just as classic as the "Dawnrazor" album.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sisters Of Mercy - Floodland

Sisters Of Mercy - Floodland
Merciful Release

I don't know why I haven't mentioned this album on my blog. There's always a week for "Floodland". Everybody and their mother already own this album, so I don't need to mention how it sounds. I think the 2006 reissue is worth buying, if not for the improved sound - get it for the fantastic bonus track "Emma"!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

VA - Another Gift From Goth

VA - Another Gift From Goth
2CD (2011) Strobelight

I've been writing alot about samplers on this blog the last couple of months. There haven't been as many good album releases as I would like, and sadly I'm a bit bored of my music collection right now. Hopefully this will change soon. But there's nothing wrong with a great compilation album. And this one is surely great!
This is a sort of "who's who" of the '90's gothic rock scene. You can almost find all my favourite bands on this disc. And I'm glad that they haven't featured the most obvious hit songs. This is a fresh take on the often too nostalgic genre samples. It's been a joy rediscovering all these bands and songs. A must buy!