Autodafeh - Act of Faith
Anhalt EBM, Old School EBM Autodafeh impressed me with their latest album 'Identity Unknown' that was released last year, and I'm happy to say that their new album 'Act of Faith' continues that journey. This is more important than the fact that they released a good album, it also shows that Autodafeh have found the sense of quality that enables them to continue to launch albums of high standard and with solid content.

In most cases I've grown tired of the old school scene, but Autodafeh keeps it interesting for me and even though I can't say that they in any way is evolving the scene (who can nowadays?), they take a well proven formula and added flavors and inspiration together with a high standard approach.

The lyrics sometimes seem a bit juvenile and I'm bound to say that some of them could have used a bit more work. However, the production, music, pounding beats and vocals makes it up for it. Autodafeh is waking up the mummy that is EBM and restores it with today's technical advancements. In my 'Identity Unknown' review I blamed the band (rightfully I might add) of stealing a lot from Front 242, but I can't say that I get the same feeling with 'Act of Faith', perhaps their own identity has settled?

Part from the 2011 versions of "Fuel of Fire" (which I do not care for) and my favorite Autodafeh track "Divided We Fall", there's a total of 10 new tracks and honestly I do not dislike one single one of them. I feel they have selected their favorites and instead of filling out, they made a 10 track solid album, exactly how I want it. I hope all artists and bands start to follow this example.

All and all, 'Act of Faith' is most probably the best album from Autodafeh up to date and the only thing from keeps me from giving it a 9 is the fact that it might get a bit repetitive in some of the tracks where the vocal and instrumental structure reminds a bit too much of each other. However, where 'Identity Unknown' was a weak 8, this is a solid 8, strong enough to act like the shielding of a moon lander.
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Autodafeh - Act of Faith

Autodafeh impressed me with their latest album 'Identity Unknown' that was released last year, and I'm happy to say that their new album 'Act of Faith' continues that journey. This is more important than the fact that they released a good album, it also shows that Autodafeh have found the sense of quality that enables them to continue to launch albums of high standard and with solid content.

In most cases I've grown tired of the old school scene, but Autodafeh keeps it interesting for me and even though I can't say that they in any way is evolving the scene (who can nowadays?), they take a well proven formula and added flavors and inspiration together with a high standard approach.

The lyrics sometimes seem a bit juvenile and I'm bound to say that some of them could have used a bit more work. However, the production, music, pounding beats and vocals makes it up for it. Autodafeh is waking up the mummy that is EBM and restores it with today's technical advancements. In my 'Identity Unknown' review I blamed the band (rightfully I might add) of stealing a lot from Front 242, but I can't say that I get the same feeling with 'Act of Faith', perhaps their own identity has settled?

Part from the 2011 versions of "Fuel of Fire" (which I do not care for) and my favorite Autodafeh track "Divided We Fall", there's a total of 10 new tracks and honestly I do not dislike one single one of them. I feel they have selected their favorites and instead of filling out, they made a 10 track solid album, exactly how I want it. I hope all artists and bands start to follow this example.

All and all, 'Act of Faith' is most probably the best album from Autodafeh up to date and the only thing from keeps me from giving it a 9 is the fact that it might get a bit repetitive in some of the tracks where the vocal and instrumental structure reminds a bit too much of each other. However, where 'Identity Unknown' was a weak 8, this is a solid 8, strong enough to act like the shielding of a moon lander.
Oct 07 2011

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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