Raum 107 - Lucifer
Rhythmic Noise, Doomcore Why isn't there still a DOOMCORE genre in the Brutal Resonance genre selection? (Now there is one - Editor's note) Currently the genre is on its way to develop itself into a new alternative for people who think the Ant-Zen crew are too artistic and the Cyber movement is too retarded. Parties which are devoted or partially devoted to this genre are springing up everywhere in western europe, and acts from labels like Dark.Descent, Abraxis productions or Dark Like Hell are in the playlist of many industrial fans.

Raum 107 hailing from Germany has been a staple name into doomcore for some time now. His style is set apart from genremates like Embrionyc or The Relic because he is even slower, even getting back to tempo's of 100 BPM instead of the 130-140 BPM which is more or less the norm in Doomcore. This might seem the normal pace to current industrial fans, but Doomcore is basically Industrial hardcore crossovering into rhythmnic noise and goth territory and BPM's of 160-180 are normal in that genre.

Is 'Lucifer' an album or an EP? It only has 4 tracks, but with a total playing time of about 40 minutes it could also be an album. The album is centered around the spiritual figure of the archangel Lucifer and pretty Satanic in atmosphere. The music is as usuall very good for a Dark.Descent release. Raum 107's doomcore is also not as distorted and concentrates more on eerie melodies and dark ambient pads. This all supported by the one thing we all love: That extremely heavy pounding bassdrum.

The album opens with the short "Fall of a Star" which sets the tone and is in itself already a nice track. But it's followed by the absolutely stunning "The Entity" in which the heroic deeds of our beloved fallen angel are heralded in beautiful space like vocoded vocals, ambient washes and a deep bassheavy earthquake beat. With a tracklength of 11 minutes we are in for the long haul, but its never bores the listener. The track will also do very well on dancefloors since its fast for Raum 107's usual routine at 140 BPM.

The following "The Knowledge" is considerably slower and more industrial sounding. The track has a very menacing dark sound and is very well constructed. The final song "The Light" is almost 17 minutes and opens like a very good witchhouse song with deep dark basses and echoing percussion and cymbals. After a few minutes the harsh deep bassdrum sets in and we are safe on doomcore territory again.

As usual we get another good release on Dark.Descent. Raum 107 might have good crossover appeal to goth and EBM fans because of his image which looks like a satanic version of Aesthetic Perfection's Daniel Graves. His melodic approach might also be more pleasing, and he could well serve as a gateway act getting the normal industrial fan into the harsh and unforgiving genre which is doomcore.

Album (or EP) will be releases on the 27th of august.
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Raum 107 - Lucifer

Why isn't there still a DOOMCORE genre in the Brutal Resonance genre selection? (Now there is one - Editor's note) Currently the genre is on its way to develop itself into a new alternative for people who think the Ant-Zen crew are too artistic and the Cyber movement is too retarded. Parties which are devoted or partially devoted to this genre are springing up everywhere in western europe, and acts from labels like Dark.Descent, Abraxis productions or Dark Like Hell are in the playlist of many industrial fans.

Raum 107 hailing from Germany has been a staple name into doomcore for some time now. His style is set apart from genremates like Embrionyc or The Relic because he is even slower, even getting back to tempo's of 100 BPM instead of the 130-140 BPM which is more or less the norm in Doomcore. This might seem the normal pace to current industrial fans, but Doomcore is basically Industrial hardcore crossovering into rhythmnic noise and goth territory and BPM's of 160-180 are normal in that genre.

Is 'Lucifer' an album or an EP? It only has 4 tracks, but with a total playing time of about 40 minutes it could also be an album. The album is centered around the spiritual figure of the archangel Lucifer and pretty Satanic in atmosphere. The music is as usuall very good for a Dark.Descent release. Raum 107's doomcore is also not as distorted and concentrates more on eerie melodies and dark ambient pads. This all supported by the one thing we all love: That extremely heavy pounding bassdrum.

The album opens with the short "Fall of a Star" which sets the tone and is in itself already a nice track. But it's followed by the absolutely stunning "The Entity" in which the heroic deeds of our beloved fallen angel are heralded in beautiful space like vocoded vocals, ambient washes and a deep bassheavy earthquake beat. With a tracklength of 11 minutes we are in for the long haul, but its never bores the listener. The track will also do very well on dancefloors since its fast for Raum 107's usual routine at 140 BPM.

The following "The Knowledge" is considerably slower and more industrial sounding. The track has a very menacing dark sound and is very well constructed. The final song "The Light" is almost 17 minutes and opens like a very good witchhouse song with deep dark basses and echoing percussion and cymbals. After a few minutes the harsh deep bassdrum sets in and we are safe on doomcore territory again.

As usual we get another good release on Dark.Descent. Raum 107 might have good crossover appeal to goth and EBM fans because of his image which looks like a satanic version of Aesthetic Perfection's Daniel Graves. His melodic approach might also be more pleasing, and he could well serve as a gateway act getting the normal industrial fan into the harsh and unforgiving genre which is doomcore.

Album (or EP) will be releases on the 27th of august. Aug 19 2012

Pieter Winkelaar

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