Nitzer Ebb - Industrial Complex
Old School EBM, Electro I know that many people hoped that this new Nitzer Ebb album would bring back the most glory days of their debut album 'That Total Age', the album that somehow became the justification of the band itself. I'm glad that it doesn't. Making a new album that sounds like they did 23(!) years ago would seem quite like the sell out. Nitzer Ebb are grown up now.

It's hard to describe this album by simply put a genre to it. I really can't do it. Douglas voice is whinier than ever, it got hard beats and it got softer beats. It's more close to 'Showtime' than it is to 'That Total Age'. It opens up great with one of the best track of the album "Promises", which is also one of the harder ones and my favorite together with the adorable ballad "Going Away", funky "Hit You Back" and noisy "Payroll" where the chanting is back to 100 percent. I should not forget "Undone" which seem very powerful to me. Bringing out something from Nitzer Ebb I did not think where in there. There's really only one track I really don't like and that is "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". I find it ridiculous and I have somewhat of a hate/love relationship to it.

I'm glad that Nitzer Ebb are brave souls and dared to make an album like this. 15 years can really build up some expectations and even though 'Industrial Complex' sounded like nothing I've ever expected, it's sure one great album.
5
Brutal Resonance

Nitzer Ebb - Industrial Complex

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2010 by Major Records
I know that many people hoped that this new Nitzer Ebb album would bring back the most glory days of their debut album 'That Total Age', the album that somehow became the justification of the band itself. I'm glad that it doesn't. Making a new album that sounds like they did 23(!) years ago would seem quite like the sell out. Nitzer Ebb are grown up now.

It's hard to describe this album by simply put a genre to it. I really can't do it. Douglas voice is whinier than ever, it got hard beats and it got softer beats. It's more close to 'Showtime' than it is to 'That Total Age'. It opens up great with one of the best track of the album "Promises", which is also one of the harder ones and my favorite together with the adorable ballad "Going Away", funky "Hit You Back" and noisy "Payroll" where the chanting is back to 100 percent. I should not forget "Undone" which seem very powerful to me. Bringing out something from Nitzer Ebb I did not think where in there. There's really only one track I really don't like and that is "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". I find it ridiculous and I have somewhat of a hate/love relationship to it.

I'm glad that Nitzer Ebb are brave souls and dared to make an album like this. 15 years can really build up some expectations and even though 'Industrial Complex' sounded like nothing I've ever expected, it's sure one great album.
Mar 11 2010

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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