Schwarzblut - Maschinenwesen
EBM, Electro Alfa-Matrix ought to give me a spanking. I've been pushing Schwarzblut's album 'Machinenwesen' off for way too long. However, they should not have sent me an album that is so hard to wrap your head around, if they were in a hurry.

After quite a boring opening with "Schlu'poetik", the second track "Ein Schatten" breaks loose with female, almost opera, vocals mixed up with the angry and harsh male vocals. The (too?) much used Beauty and the Beast concept that is. However, it works fine and so does the third track "Der Schwere Abend" which is a ballad.

And then you get the feeling your iPod is on shuffle and acidently changed to Medvil Folk, because that is exactly what you get with "Nomen est Omen". The concept is also used somewhat in the ninth track "Einst" as well as in the three last tracks "Prt 1 Des Menschen Seele", "Pt2 Stro'êmt Von Der Hohen" and a little in "Schicksal des Menschen", which almost is like a soundtrack.

And I enjoy those parts, often more than the sometimes bland Electro-Industrial. I'll take feeling and soul over dance floor beats any day. However, I wish they were seperated. Schwarzblut need to figure out what they want to do, and I wish they would grasp the Electro Folk concept all the way and skip the cheap beats.
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Brutal Resonance

Schwarzblut - Maschinenwesen

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Alfa-Matrix
Alfa-Matrix ought to give me a spanking. I've been pushing Schwarzblut's album 'Machinenwesen' off for way too long. However, they should not have sent me an album that is so hard to wrap your head around, if they were in a hurry.

After quite a boring opening with "Schlu'poetik", the second track "Ein Schatten" breaks loose with female, almost opera, vocals mixed up with the angry and harsh male vocals. The (too?) much used Beauty and the Beast concept that is. However, it works fine and so does the third track "Der Schwere Abend" which is a ballad.

And then you get the feeling your iPod is on shuffle and acidently changed to Medvil Folk, because that is exactly what you get with "Nomen est Omen". The concept is also used somewhat in the ninth track "Einst" as well as in the three last tracks "Prt 1 Des Menschen Seele", "Pt2 Stro'êmt Von Der Hohen" and a little in "Schicksal des Menschen", which almost is like a soundtrack.

And I enjoy those parts, often more than the sometimes bland Electro-Industrial. I'll take feeling and soul over dance floor beats any day. However, I wish they were seperated. Schwarzblut need to figure out what they want to do, and I wish they would grasp the Electro Folk concept all the way and skip the cheap beats. Jun 20 2012

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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