Genre: Industrial, EBM
Label: Metropolis Records
This is my second [:SITD:] record that I’ve listened to now and I’m still on the fence on whether or not I like them. I will freely admit that I’m kind of old school with my industrial and I’m not always really into this new stuff they call EBM. My biggest compliant with this is that it all starts to sound the same after awhile. You aren’t sure who is who in the genre. [:SITD:] falls victim to that too many times. They don’t very it up enough to make it sound more interesting than anyone else doing what they are doing. That is really my biggest complaint on the whole thing. From a production and musician standpoint these three are on solid ground. It’s well mixed and has some really nice melodies that contrast the harsh vocals. Speaking of the vocals they are mixed squarely in the front of the music, and sung in a combination of both German and English. Again not really a complaint for me since I’m used to listening to music sung in many different languages!
What we have here is a solid release in the EBM genre but it doesn’t really have a lot of meat on it’s bones. I’m not much of a lyric guy and honestly when they are singing in German most of the lyrics are lost on me so whether or not this record possess some deeper meaning is beyond me, but musically I just wish it had more teeth and less repetitious sounds and themes. After awhile it feels like this is beating a dead horse, or a one trick pony. Maybe next time they will expand their sound a bit more.
I recommend this for fans of the genre and bands like Front 242.
2.5 Stars out of 5
I was given this MP3 download from Metropolis Records.
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This post was written by Gabe Wilkinson on January 17, 2012