Freakangel - Let It All End
Dark Electro, Industrial Following 'The Faults of Humanity', Freakangel brings us the harder and more intense 'Let It All End'. This album is a 10 track album release on March 12, 2012 under the Alfa-Matrix label. There is also a Bonus Tracks double disc album available, but I felt the single disc album had more to offer. The double disc release had an extra disc of remixes, but I felt they did not do the originals any justice. They did not bring the angst and aggressiveness that the single disc release did.

The sound on this new album is an in-your-face assault, and I loved every minute of it. It reminds me of Marilyn Manson, Hocico and Freakangel all rolled into one and shoved deep into your eardrums bringing your club senses to full ecstasy. "Erasing the Distance" opens the album with a slower beat, and then "I Am Not Yours" comes in and thrashes you with a verbal assault filled with profanity that will get any clubber turned on and hitting the dancefloor. "Parasite" is filled with wild guitar riffs and harsh vocals, and then it slows down with "Porcelain Doll", which will have the Goth style clubbers hitting the dancefloor in a slow drag style of dance. "A Product of Hate" brings us back into the faster dance beats, with more verbal assaults and luscious ear candy synthesizer riffs.

The title track of the album, "Let It All End", is slower, but is filled with hard vocals and wicked guitar and bass line riffs. This song was a good choice as the title of the album. It gives you the sense of what is in store for you with this album. The album is something like a soundtrack you would hear on an apocalyptic movie, hard Industrial style. "Mutual Forms of Bleeding" gives us a taste of some great female vocals mixed in with the male vocals. This song makes me think of Lords of Acid, probably due to the female vocals, but it is thrown into the hard Electro/Industrial style with more aggressiveness than Lords of Acid. "Disease" enters the album with a ton of wild synthesizer riffs to get you pumped up. The ninth track, "Used", has a slow drag and aggressive vocals, synthesizers and guitars assaulting our ears on all levels, but in a perfect way. "We Only Live Once" closes out the album and is in a style a bit different from the rest of the album. It is almost in a harsh ballad style. It is more of a rock style blended with touches of the previous styles on the album. To me, this was the weakest song on the album. It is a strong song, but compared to the rest of the album, it is not as powerful club-wise, but for a listening song, it is fine. I just felt it did not fit the style and energy of the rest of the songs. I feel they put it at the end to be the other half of the two bookends, because the first song was somewhat in this style as well, although not as rock oriented.

I feel that this album will surely have DJs spinning a lot of the tracks in the clubs. For people who are not a fan of Freakangel yet, this album will surely make them one. It is a very strong album, and takes 'The Faults of Humanity' and cranks it up about 5 notches with more vocal angst, synthesizers and guitars. I only got into a few of the songs from the last album, but this album has me liking practically every song on it.
5
Brutal Resonance

Freakangel - Let It All End

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Alfa-Matrix
Following 'The Faults of Humanity', Freakangel brings us the harder and more intense 'Let It All End'. This album is a 10 track album release on March 12, 2012 under the Alfa-Matrix label. There is also a Bonus Tracks double disc album available, but I felt the single disc album had more to offer. The double disc release had an extra disc of remixes, but I felt they did not do the originals any justice. They did not bring the angst and aggressiveness that the single disc release did.

The sound on this new album is an in-your-face assault, and I loved every minute of it. It reminds me of Marilyn Manson, Hocico and Freakangel all rolled into one and shoved deep into your eardrums bringing your club senses to full ecstasy. "Erasing the Distance" opens the album with a slower beat, and then "I Am Not Yours" comes in and thrashes you with a verbal assault filled with profanity that will get any clubber turned on and hitting the dancefloor. "Parasite" is filled with wild guitar riffs and harsh vocals, and then it slows down with "Porcelain Doll", which will have the Goth style clubbers hitting the dancefloor in a slow drag style of dance. "A Product of Hate" brings us back into the faster dance beats, with more verbal assaults and luscious ear candy synthesizer riffs.

The title track of the album, "Let It All End", is slower, but is filled with hard vocals and wicked guitar and bass line riffs. This song was a good choice as the title of the album. It gives you the sense of what is in store for you with this album. The album is something like a soundtrack you would hear on an apocalyptic movie, hard Industrial style. "Mutual Forms of Bleeding" gives us a taste of some great female vocals mixed in with the male vocals. This song makes me think of Lords of Acid, probably due to the female vocals, but it is thrown into the hard Electro/Industrial style with more aggressiveness than Lords of Acid. "Disease" enters the album with a ton of wild synthesizer riffs to get you pumped up. The ninth track, "Used", has a slow drag and aggressive vocals, synthesizers and guitars assaulting our ears on all levels, but in a perfect way. "We Only Live Once" closes out the album and is in a style a bit different from the rest of the album. It is almost in a harsh ballad style. It is more of a rock style blended with touches of the previous styles on the album. To me, this was the weakest song on the album. It is a strong song, but compared to the rest of the album, it is not as powerful club-wise, but for a listening song, it is fine. I just felt it did not fit the style and energy of the rest of the songs. I feel they put it at the end to be the other half of the two bookends, because the first song was somewhat in this style as well, although not as rock oriented.

I feel that this album will surely have DJs spinning a lot of the tracks in the clubs. For people who are not a fan of Freakangel yet, this album will surely make them one. It is a very strong album, and takes 'The Faults of Humanity' and cranks it up about 5 notches with more vocal angst, synthesizers and guitars. I only got into a few of the songs from the last album, but this album has me liking practically every song on it.
Apr 02 2012

Maximilian Dresden

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