Grendel - Prescription: Medicide
Harsh EBM The German group Grendel is [VLRK] and [4NIT4] and they have become a big name around the world with their brutal and harsh EBM. The band has earlier released a debut album named 'Inhumane Amusement' ('01) and an E.P with the name 'End of Ages' ('02). I find the first release a bit trashier and more noise inspired. Allot more noise and much less elegant sound. The second release were softer (but still hard EBM) in it's performance and allot more work on the mastering had been made.

I think their latest release 'Prescription:Medicide' is a mix of the two latest records. The hard and aggressive from the first album have been mixed with a better sound and mastering from the second album. Together it is almost a perfect production.

Some people really bother of the great amount of samples this group is using, but I think they feel natural and not misfit in any way. Rather it makes the perfect feeling and deliverance. Some of them are truly genial and makes the goose flesh on your arms become big abscesses, in a positive way.

My absolute favourites on the album is "Crucify", "Guilt by association", "Prescription Medicide", "Pax Psychosis" with it's beautiful strings and the different and dreamlike "Dream" which is so called "spoken".

God damn, it's really great to say it out laud.

This review was written 2004 and initially published on Neurozine.com
5
Brutal Resonance

Grendel - Prescription: Medicide

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2004 by NoiTekk
The German group Grendel is [VLRK] and [4NIT4] and they have become a big name around the world with their brutal and harsh EBM. The band has earlier released a debut album named 'Inhumane Amusement' ('01) and an E.P with the name 'End of Ages' ('02). I find the first release a bit trashier and more noise inspired. Allot more noise and much less elegant sound. The second release were softer (but still hard EBM) in it's performance and allot more work on the mastering had been made.

I think their latest release 'Prescription:Medicide' is a mix of the two latest records. The hard and aggressive from the first album have been mixed with a better sound and mastering from the second album. Together it is almost a perfect production.

Some people really bother of the great amount of samples this group is using, but I think they feel natural and not misfit in any way. Rather it makes the perfect feeling and deliverance. Some of them are truly genial and makes the goose flesh on your arms become big abscesses, in a positive way.

My absolute favourites on the album is "Crucify", "Guilt by association", "Prescription Medicide", "Pax Psychosis" with it's beautiful strings and the different and dreamlike "Dream" which is so called "spoken".

God damn, it's really great to say it out laud.

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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