Friday, 16 January 2015


"Paradise now"
Year:    1997
Country:    German
City:    Düsseldorf
Label:    Music For Nations
Format:    LP , CD
Tracks:    13
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                   Industrial                   Thrash Metal

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"Against fascism"
Year:    1992
Country:    Germany
City:    Düsseldorf
Label:    Exactor mortis
Format:    CD
Tracks:    16
Time:    68 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            EBM

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Year:    1992
Country:    Germany
City:    Düsseldorf
Label:    Our Choice
Format:    LP , CD
Tracks:    11
Time:    48 min.
Genre:    electronic , rock
Style:                   Industrial                   Thrash Metal

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"Russian industrial tribute to Die Krupps"
Year:    2013
Counry:    Russia
Label:    Artificial Sun rec.
Format:    2 x CD
Tracks:    26
Time:    112 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            EBM             Industrial           Thrash Metal

EBM is not my favourite musical style, frankly, but there are some exceptions as DIE KRUPPS which I like. I listened to few stuff of this band, but recently I recived this huge tribute compilation from Russia and I thought important to add in the blog. Ah, Die Krupps. This band was a world wide sensation (At least in the genre Industrial) in helping move along the EBM movement in Europe in the 80's. Now, I have never been a huge, huge fan of the band, needless to say, They are very respected in my book and I hold them in high regard. So, When I Saw That Artificial Sun was releasing a two disc compilation featuring a bunch of tracks covered by various Russian Industrial bands, Immediately I started to shake. Not with anticipation, but with fear.

I have reviewed a lot of Artificial Sun's releases before, and, I must say, That not many of Their acts unavailable really broke the sound barrier for myself. Now, of the acts That I did enjoy on the label (that Being of Hydra Division V, Chamaeleon, Distorted World, and kaak), Distorted World Appears only on the compilation. Why? Because the compilation includes only Russian artists. There's nothing wrong With showing pride for your country, but esta was just bad news to start with. For the Russian artists chosen.SQL That Were just are not that great.

I mean, just looking at the artists who've done the covers Should really give you a feel for what the rest of the album will hold. Blood Type V, Bog-Morok, Soncesvit, Rosa Infra, and Electric Resistance all make a stand on the album, and none of these artists albums Have Been very good to me. But, Nonetheless, I carried interest-through the fires of this album just to see what it would do to me.

And I have found out Exactly what it's done to me. It's made me want to cry. I feel like being a fat, WHO teenage girl eats ice cream all day buried away in her room wondering why no one likes her. Maybe that's just a bit of an exaggeration, but it's still a good way to describe how I'm feeling.

The first CD in the double disc set is Entitled Metal Works, so Those of you Who are not fans of metal Industrial Should really just skip this part. It Seems to me as if most of it the artists on This part of the album got together and Said, "Let's make our growling all sound Exactly the same, but We Should just put in different digital effects to sound a little different!" You should really stay way from the first four songs; They Were just terrible. In fact, I just point out May the few tracks I found to be somewhat decent.


The cover of Crossfire by Dexessus male's vocals Were terrible, but the female helping along was not too bad if it was not for the digital effects That Plagued her voice. Paradise of Sin was covered by Igolchatiy smeh, and esta song was not half bad at all. In fact, it was pretty good. The vocals Were kind of faded, and Their definitely was a blend of EBM and industrial rock just like Die Krupps Would Have preferred. It was refreshing.

In fact, I kind of found hope in the covers of Fatherland, Panzertank, and Fur Einen Augenblick. Each one of These covers Were Were done fairly well and not just sloppy and painfully recreated songs That made me want to vomit. But, right after three tracks in Original, more trash is stuffed into our face, and Then we hit the second part of the compilation, Electro Works.


I actually found myself sighing going into esta second part, Knowing it would be a chore to do so. The first track was terrible, so I Moved onto the second track Which was covered by Distorted World. It's not bad, but I was a little disappointed That this is what the artist flesh out comfortable with. I was expecting a little more from him. Black Beauty White Heat caught my ear fairly well. It's a fun track, and,, Although the vocals do sound the same as a few others on the compilation, it's the Beat That really catches your attention and Keeps the song moving. But, other than this one track, the rest on the second half are Completely worth skipping over.

Now, if you're going to do a tribute to an influential band Die Krupps: such as, in fact, if you're going to be doing a cover on any band That Has any recognition in the Industrial smaller scene Where the fans are pretty With connected one another and are extremely loyal, you better make sure you do the right covers. And this one was done just plainly wrong. There Were acerca six songs That I can say I found good or above, but the rest Were just horrifying to me. I am now going to make some ravioli and try to forget about esta whole thing, while listening to the original versions of the songs in Original.
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"Entering the arena"
Year:    1985
Country:    Germany
City:    Duesseldorf
Label:    Statik rec.
Format:    EP
Tracks:   7
Time:    29 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:              EBM

Nice mini album recorded by EBM kings DIE KRUPPS in 1985 with six songs which will appeared in other albums, compilations and also live albums. Nothing more, If you like the band from Düsselfors sure this mini will not dissapointent at all. Enjoy it.
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