Arhallogen - She's Lost Control
Industrial Rock, EBM There's pretty much a rule that no one ever disputes, saying 'You don't cover Joy Division'. Hell, even New Order sucked at it, and they wrote the music.

See, JD are an act so revered, so essential and defining that even the most die hard of rivetheads adore them, and that is a fact that no one can deny. Hell, I listened to both albums every day for about 5 years, and to this day can only tolerate Cultur Kultur's cover of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'.

Therefore, when this Milwaukee based act released a cover of the infamous 'She's Lost Control', I had to bite. It'll make or break them, and regardless of the outcome, I want to give them a platform.

Closer inspection tells me that this is Arhallogen vs the Gentleman Loser, so i'll refer to them from hear on as AvGL.

The track starts off with an intro that sounds like wind, and a little sample, and from there onwards, just obliterates the original. Ian's vocals are replaced by hoarse Industrial vocals, the famous drums are gone, but the guitar keeps the main melody of it pretty well. The chorus is enjoyable, but I just don't think the vocals work for this song. If they'd have covered 'Atrocity Exhibition'...

Either way, this is a one track single, and I'll give the band credit for daring to release a JD cover. As usually goes, it's not a touch on the original, but I've heard a lot worse, and the musicians on here are really talented. I'd actually listen to this again, and play it to friends. I might even request it on Industrial radio stations, as actually, I think the artists on here deserve to be heard.
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Arhallogen - She's Lost Control

6.0
"Alright"
Demo released 2011
There's pretty much a rule that no one ever disputes, saying 'You don't cover Joy Division'. Hell, even New Order sucked at it, and they wrote the music.

See, JD are an act so revered, so essential and defining that even the most die hard of rivetheads adore them, and that is a fact that no one can deny. Hell, I listened to both albums every day for about 5 years, and to this day can only tolerate Cultur Kultur's cover of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'.

Therefore, when this Milwaukee based act released a cover of the infamous 'She's Lost Control', I had to bite. It'll make or break them, and regardless of the outcome, I want to give them a platform.

Closer inspection tells me that this is Arhallogen vs the Gentleman Loser, so i'll refer to them from hear on as AvGL.

The track starts off with an intro that sounds like wind, and a little sample, and from there onwards, just obliterates the original. Ian's vocals are replaced by hoarse Industrial vocals, the famous drums are gone, but the guitar keeps the main melody of it pretty well. The chorus is enjoyable, but I just don't think the vocals work for this song. If they'd have covered 'Atrocity Exhibition'...

Either way, this is a one track single, and I'll give the band credit for daring to release a JD cover. As usually goes, it's not a touch on the original, but I've heard a lot worse, and the musicians on here are really talented. I'd actually listen to this again, and play it to friends. I might even request it on Industrial radio stations, as actually, I think the artists on here deserve to be heard.
Apr 04 2012

Demo

Demo release from the artist. A brief tape or recording illustrating the abilities of the artist.

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