Arzt+Pfusch - Lictor Evaporated
Dark Electro, Electro-Industrial Following their first album, Arzt+Pfusch releases 'Lictor Evaporated'. This album is listed under the Electronic category in iTunes, but their genre is Dark Electro. The new album has eight songs on it and was released on October 28, 2011 under the Complete Control Productions label.

Opening the album with "Fall of an Empire" we get treated to a song that is very cinematic and sounds like it should be on the soundtrack to an empire-type movie. It is dark and brooding with harsh dark electro vocals to enforce the dark feel of the track. The second song, "Flaesh Mangler" sounds very similar to the first track.

"Subzero Penalty" gives us a slow drag type of song, which could be danceable if you are in emotive mode. The vocals are more song oriented than the first two tracks. "Mars Pattern" goes back to the style of the first two songs and is slow, cinematic and dark. In the middle is gets into more of a stomping style with harsh vocals. "Servo Skull" sounds like two songs laid over each other. The music and vocals don?t seem to mesh very well. "Supreme" seems to follow Arzt's cinematic, then drum based song formula. "Well Polished Gun" follows the same pattern again. The final song, "Landspeeder" is more of a sound-based song with the rhythm sounding like a variety of odd sounds put together to form a beat.

If you are looking for dark cinematic music, then you will like this album, but I found the songs to all pretty much sound the same, with cinematic intro and outro and some beats and vocals in the middle. For a listening album it is done well, but I would not rush out to buy this album if I were looking for something with beats and vocal hooks I could get into. The album is put together well, but I couldn't really get into any of the songs.

Their website has some good graphics, but there is no navigation to it other than clicking on the album cover, which links to their label. The website definitely needs to be updated so fans and press can get some information on them. I have no idea how many members there are in the band, or what their other social networking sites are unless I use a search engine, which is still not helpful.
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Arzt+Pfusch - Lictor Evaporated

Following their first album, Arzt+Pfusch releases 'Lictor Evaporated'. This album is listed under the Electronic category in iTunes, but their genre is Dark Electro. The new album has eight songs on it and was released on October 28, 2011 under the Complete Control Productions label.

Opening the album with "Fall of an Empire" we get treated to a song that is very cinematic and sounds like it should be on the soundtrack to an empire-type movie. It is dark and brooding with harsh dark electro vocals to enforce the dark feel of the track. The second song, "Flaesh Mangler" sounds very similar to the first track.

"Subzero Penalty" gives us a slow drag type of song, which could be danceable if you are in emotive mode. The vocals are more song oriented than the first two tracks. "Mars Pattern" goes back to the style of the first two songs and is slow, cinematic and dark. In the middle is gets into more of a stomping style with harsh vocals. "Servo Skull" sounds like two songs laid over each other. The music and vocals don?t seem to mesh very well. "Supreme" seems to follow Arzt's cinematic, then drum based song formula. "Well Polished Gun" follows the same pattern again. The final song, "Landspeeder" is more of a sound-based song with the rhythm sounding like a variety of odd sounds put together to form a beat.

If you are looking for dark cinematic music, then you will like this album, but I found the songs to all pretty much sound the same, with cinematic intro and outro and some beats and vocals in the middle. For a listening album it is done well, but I would not rush out to buy this album if I were looking for something with beats and vocal hooks I could get into. The album is put together well, but I couldn't really get into any of the songs.

Their website has some good graphics, but there is no navigation to it other than clicking on the album cover, which links to their label. The website definitely needs to be updated so fans and press can get some information on them. I have no idea how many members there are in the band, or what their other social networking sites are unless I use a search engine, which is still not helpful.
Apr 25 2012

Maximilian Dresden

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