Batch ID - Ni Skrämmer Inte Mig
Old School EBM It's hard not to compare poppy Old School EBM with Swedish vocals with the masterminds Spark!, it's quite impossible actually, even though Batch ID is a bit more Old School than Spark! and is more similar to Kropp.

I really want to like Batch ID, I want to support my local artists, and for starters, it's not actually that terrible. There's some nice beats and melodies in tracks like "Ni Skrämmer Inte Mig", "Som en TV" and "Spöken (ReVision)". However, I have some troubles with "Som en TV", I'm not sure if it's suppose to be quasi poetic, "Vart kommer vreden ifrån? Som du bär på, som en TV" ("Where does the anger come from? That you carry around, like a TV"), what the hell is that even supposed to mean? I'm not sure, but I have some suggestions for upcoming choruses. "I pick my cotton angels like blueberry clothes", Your flying fish smells like a widescreen monitor", or why not "Sailing like a monkey with hopes of lamp screens". I hope my great suggestions will be used in tracks in the future.

A couple of tracks in, things go south. The vocals become even worse ("Den Osynlige Mannen" sounds terrible), some of the lyrics become more juvenile than teenage punk rock and the melodies sounds more and more like copy pastes from the track before, just slightly different. Of the 11 original tracks (there's two remixes in here as well), Batch ID is able to pull two or three tracks off, and the rest is simply not the quality needed for an official label release. It's still stuck on the demo stage of things.

My fellow Swedish colleagues at Elektroskull and Synth.nu have given this album 7.0 and 8.0. I've tried really hard to figure out what they see in this release that is so great. I'm stunned, or stupid... I could just be stupid.

I guess you can squeeze out something from this if you are a huge fan of Swedish Old School, but to get some kind of nutrition from this dried up fruit, you really need to squeeze hard, and for a long time... with a car press.
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Brutal Resonance

Batch ID - Ni Skrämmer Inte Mig

4.5
"Bad"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by EK Product
It's hard not to compare poppy Old School EBM with Swedish vocals with the masterminds Spark!, it's quite impossible actually, even though Batch ID is a bit more Old School than Spark! and is more similar to Kropp.

I really want to like Batch ID, I want to support my local artists, and for starters, it's not actually that terrible. There's some nice beats and melodies in tracks like "Ni Skrämmer Inte Mig", "Som en TV" and "Spöken (ReVision)". However, I have some troubles with "Som en TV", I'm not sure if it's suppose to be quasi poetic, "Vart kommer vreden ifrån? Som du bär på, som en TV" ("Where does the anger come from? That you carry around, like a TV"), what the hell is that even supposed to mean? I'm not sure, but I have some suggestions for upcoming choruses. "I pick my cotton angels like blueberry clothes", Your flying fish smells like a widescreen monitor", or why not "Sailing like a monkey with hopes of lamp screens". I hope my great suggestions will be used in tracks in the future.

A couple of tracks in, things go south. The vocals become even worse ("Den Osynlige Mannen" sounds terrible), some of the lyrics become more juvenile than teenage punk rock and the melodies sounds more and more like copy pastes from the track before, just slightly different. Of the 11 original tracks (there's two remixes in here as well), Batch ID is able to pull two or three tracks off, and the rest is simply not the quality needed for an official label release. It's still stuck on the demo stage of things.

My fellow Swedish colleagues at Elektroskull and Synth.nu have given this album 7.0 and 8.0. I've tried really hard to figure out what they see in this release that is so great. I'm stunned, or stupid... I could just be stupid.

I guess you can squeeze out something from this if you are a huge fan of Swedish Old School, but to get some kind of nutrition from this dried up fruit, you really need to squeeze hard, and for a long time... with a car press. Jan 29 2013

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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