C-Drone-Defect - Nemesis
Dark Electro, Electro-Industrial The first thing that hit me when I heard this albums first track, "Obedience (Equilibrium Part 1)", was the total lack of pressure. When you play within the genre of Harsh EBM and in addition to that have with pains added guitar samples in a try to get a more explosive sound, you expect the windows to rattle from the base, not a glass breaking treble. It gets better sometimes during the end of the records runtime, especially track nine "Pandemonium", but still its way to many tracks without the right pleasant pulse. Further than that I could mention that it is Daniel Myer from Haujobb who have mixed and mastered the album and then you think you could expect a better product?

The second thing that hit me was the origin of the samples. Already in the first track you could easy figure where the samples come from just by looking at the title, Equilibrium. In the beginning of the second track you are able to hear samples from Lord of the Rings and it feels kind of funny and lame to use samples from well-known movies like that. Personally I really have something against it.

However this artist's second album 'Nemesis' contains material with good potential with tracks like "Sin Society", "Sleeper", "Pandemonium" and the quite different "Fashion Victim". If Marc Horstmeier works a little bit harder I think the next album have good chances to really get it right.

This review was written 2004 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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C-Drone-Defect - Nemesis

The first thing that hit me when I heard this albums first track, "Obedience (Equilibrium Part 1)", was the total lack of pressure. When you play within the genre of Harsh EBM and in addition to that have with pains added guitar samples in a try to get a more explosive sound, you expect the windows to rattle from the base, not a glass breaking treble. It gets better sometimes during the end of the records runtime, especially track nine "Pandemonium", but still its way to many tracks without the right pleasant pulse. Further than that I could mention that it is Daniel Myer from Haujobb who have mixed and mastered the album and then you think you could expect a better product?

The second thing that hit me was the origin of the samples. Already in the first track you could easy figure where the samples come from just by looking at the title, Equilibrium. In the beginning of the second track you are able to hear samples from Lord of the Rings and it feels kind of funny and lame to use samples from well-known movies like that. Personally I really have something against it.

However this artist's second album 'Nemesis' contains material with good potential with tracks like "Sin Society", "Sleeper", "Pandemonium" and the quite different "Fashion Victim". If Marc Horstmeier works a little bit harder I think the next album have good chances to really get it right.

This review was written 2004 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Jan 01 2004

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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