Code Name - Nitro Monsters
Industrial Rock Code Name is a Spanish industrial/metal act and the album I'm reviewing today is called 'Nitro Monsters'. The first track "Cop Models" is probably the best track on the album and is really a treat to my ears, it reminds me a lot of KMFDM which is a band I really like.

Then it all pretty much turns into a weird big pile of Spanish vocals combined with distorted guitars and a lot of weird sounds and melodies. This album is far from straight forward and it seems like the mix a bit too much of everything and experiment too much for my taste. What is a bit sad is that 95% of the tracks are in Spanish so you can't really understand or hear what the lyrics are about.

The music is well produced and well played, but its a bit messy sometimes. It's like they have too many influences which they want to combine into one. For instance the track "Videodrome" is some kind of weird electro track without guitars and then we have "Razas de Noche" which feels almost like a 80's heavy metal inspired track, with some really awful 80's keyboard sounds and effects.

What this band really needs is to find a red string that goes through their tracks instead of just making something that sounds really fun. Even thought it seems that they are inspired by horror movies, it's not something you will notice at all if you can't understand Spanish. Either way this is not the worst release I've heard this year, its just not the best one either. It's something between okay and bad.
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Code Name - Nitro Monsters

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2009 by FK Digital Records
Code Name is a Spanish industrial/metal act and the album I'm reviewing today is called 'Nitro Monsters'. The first track "Cop Models" is probably the best track on the album and is really a treat to my ears, it reminds me a lot of KMFDM which is a band I really like.

Then it all pretty much turns into a weird big pile of Spanish vocals combined with distorted guitars and a lot of weird sounds and melodies. This album is far from straight forward and it seems like the mix a bit too much of everything and experiment too much for my taste. What is a bit sad is that 95% of the tracks are in Spanish so you can't really understand or hear what the lyrics are about.

The music is well produced and well played, but its a bit messy sometimes. It's like they have too many influences which they want to combine into one. For instance the track "Videodrome" is some kind of weird electro track without guitars and then we have "Razas de Noche" which feels almost like a 80's heavy metal inspired track, with some really awful 80's keyboard sounds and effects.

What this band really needs is to find a red string that goes through their tracks instead of just making something that sounds really fun. Even thought it seems that they are inspired by horror movies, it's not something you will notice at all if you can't understand Spanish. Either way this is not the worst release I've heard this year, its just not the best one either. It's something between okay and bad.
Jul 20 2010

Fredrik Croona

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