Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Hiram Key - Escape From Tzolk'in

The Hiram Key - Escape From Tzolk'in (2013)
Spiral Staircase

The Hiram Key continues on with their light weight goth rock sound, this time sounding even more like The Cure than on their previous 2011 album "Amerikafka". "Escape From Tzolk'in" is a much better album. The album has The Cure's guitar sound, and some of the vocal melodies too, all over. But the songs are great, and they aren't just rip offs. For starters, the bpm is much higher than your average The Cure track, and this level of  experimentation and variation has never been a part of Robert Smith's albums. Great album, great band!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vaniish - Memory Work

Vaniish - Memory Work
(2014) Metropolis

Vaniish is what's left of the really great Veil Veil Vanish. Maybe a little less sounding like The Cure and a bit more post punk-ish.
I like this album a lot, it's varied and time-less. If someone played it to me for the first time I wouldn't guess it's a 2014 release. Check it out if you like your goth a bit varied!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Ruined Conflict - Revolutionary Mayhem

Ruined Conflict - Revolutionary Mayhem
(2014) Not On Label

Sadly, I've grown real tired of Ruined Conflict's sound. Or, rather, the sound of VNV Nation with uninspired drums and bland production. Ruined Conflict has a lot to improve. This, their second CD, should be more professional then their debut - not less.
But, futurepop's kinda dead at the moment and I happen like the genre. I really hope the next CD will be better!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Surveillance - Oceania Remixed DD

Surveillance - Oceania Remixed
DD (2014) Not On Label

The "Oceania" album, released earlier this year, was kinda cool. But I didn't think it was as good as it could be. Now it is perfected! Somehow the remixers saw the true potential in all the songs, and made the album so much better. With remixers like Aesthetic Perfection, Rotersand and Mind.In.A.Box it just can't go wrong.
Get this album now!