Combichrist - Making Monsters
Aggrotech I didn't have any plans of doing a review of the latest Combichrist album 'Making Monsters' when it came out, but now I am so intrigued by all the piss poor reviews and ratings that have been posted about this release, so I kind of felt obligated to write my views.

First of all, I'm no Combichrist fan boy. My feelings towards their previously released albums are that they have done some super amazing tunes, but a lot of half descent stuff in between. So why do I need to mention this? Well, because one of the great things about this album is that I think the overall quality of the release as one unit is higher than any other album. On the other side, there's no super hit on this one. This is an album I put on and let it go and enjoy it all, while on the other albums I zap between my favourites and go all amok.

Andy has taken this album on a darker and less testosterone filled road. It sounds somewhat like an evil version of Icon of Coil that somehow is well polished and dirty at the same time.

If you expected an album filled with Electroheads, Get Your Bodybeats, Today I Woke Up To The Rain of Bloods or perhaps All Pain Is Gones ("All Pain Is Gone" is my absolute favourite of all the Combichrist tracks by the way), I can somewhat understand where that disappointment comes from, but if you look upon this album with open eyes, you will find one hell of a release.

Tracks worth checking out is "Follow The Trail of Blood", "Throat Full of Glass", "Slave to Machine", "They" and the slower "Through The Eyes of Pain".
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Combichrist - Making Monsters

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2010 by Metropolis Records
I didn't have any plans of doing a review of the latest Combichrist album 'Making Monsters' when it came out, but now I am so intrigued by all the piss poor reviews and ratings that have been posted about this release, so I kind of felt obligated to write my views.

First of all, I'm no Combichrist fan boy. My feelings towards their previously released albums are that they have done some super amazing tunes, but a lot of half descent stuff in between. So why do I need to mention this? Well, because one of the great things about this album is that I think the overall quality of the release as one unit is higher than any other album. On the other side, there's no super hit on this one. This is an album I put on and let it go and enjoy it all, while on the other albums I zap between my favourites and go all amok.

Andy has taken this album on a darker and less testosterone filled road. It sounds somewhat like an evil version of Icon of Coil that somehow is well polished and dirty at the same time.

If you expected an album filled with Electroheads, Get Your Bodybeats, Today I Woke Up To The Rain of Bloods or perhaps All Pain Is Gones ("All Pain Is Gone" is my absolute favourite of all the Combichrist tracks by the way), I can somewhat understand where that disappointment comes from, but if you look upon this album with open eyes, you will find one hell of a release.

Tracks worth checking out is "Follow The Trail of Blood", "Throat Full of Glass", "Slave to Machine", "They" and the slower "Through The Eyes of Pain".
Nov 30 2010

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
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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