Sleepwalk - Revenge of the Lost
Electro-Industrial, Dark Electro Swiss Sleepwalk are no newbies in the electro genre. They where formed back in 1992 and after two self-released cassettes, they released their debut album 'Door To Insomnia?' in 1995. However, they are new to me and I can't say that I missed all that much.

Their new EP 'Revenge of the Lost' could be described as a mixture of Old School EBM and more modern EBM like [:SITD:]. While listening to this EP, I'm left pretty emotionless. It's not exceptionally bad, neither that good. It's in the middle land of everyday generic.

After listening to 'Revenge of the Lost' around ten times now, I still can't remember one single line of lyrics nor hum on any of the melodies. All I managed to sort out is that the lyrics are somewhat juvenile and the melodies are pretty scarce. Rhythms, background sounds and grunting. "Blindess" though, could come off as early and harsher VNV Nation with way less impressive vocals.

In this limited version, there's four remixes made by Painbastard, Reizstrom, Stereomotion and Supreme Court. The remixes are actually my favourites, even though the vocals are way to low on Reizstrom and Supreme Court, the have a much more professional touch to them than the originals. Painbastard's remix of "Dig Your Grave" will be a favourite in an otherwise easy forgotten release.
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Sleepwalk - Revenge of the Lost

Swiss Sleepwalk are no newbies in the electro genre. They where formed back in 1992 and after two self-released cassettes, they released their debut album 'Door To Insomnia?' in 1995. However, they are new to me and I can't say that I missed all that much.

Their new EP 'Revenge of the Lost' could be described as a mixture of Old School EBM and more modern EBM like [:SITD:]. While listening to this EP, I'm left pretty emotionless. It's not exceptionally bad, neither that good. It's in the middle land of everyday generic.

After listening to 'Revenge of the Lost' around ten times now, I still can't remember one single line of lyrics nor hum on any of the melodies. All I managed to sort out is that the lyrics are somewhat juvenile and the melodies are pretty scarce. Rhythms, background sounds and grunting. "Blindess" though, could come off as early and harsher VNV Nation with way less impressive vocals.

In this limited version, there's four remixes made by Painbastard, Reizstrom, Stereomotion and Supreme Court. The remixes are actually my favourites, even though the vocals are way to low on Reizstrom and Supreme Court, the have a much more professional touch to them than the originals. Painbastard's remix of "Dig Your Grave" will be a favourite in an otherwise easy forgotten release.
May 12 2011

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
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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