Spektralized - Elements of Truth
Electro, Futurepop When I sat down and tried to figure out how I should review this album and try to explain what Spektralized sounds like I found myself thinking; "This sounds almost Norwegian" and also "This have a touch of Icon of Coil, but just more soft". I both was and wasn't surprised when I found out that Spektralized is Richard Bjørklund who comes from Fredrikstad i Norway (just outside Oslo) and that Sebastian R. Komar from Icon of Coil have produced on this album.

Spektralized is electro with inlays of EBM and it's as hum along friendly that you actually sing along in the lyrics before you even had the chance to open the package which contains the album when you get it in the mail, not bad though, just good.

Before Mr Bjørklund released this debut album he released a single with the name "Allied" and you find it on this album as the fifth track. Maybe the strongest one of the 10 tracks on this album (and the last one is an outro). With songs like "Learn and Teach", "My needs", "Stop and Rewind" and "Allied" this makes a tasteful mix and also receives a big golden star in the end because this is a debut album.

This review was written 2003 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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Spektralized - Elements of Truth

When I sat down and tried to figure out how I should review this album and try to explain what Spektralized sounds like I found myself thinking; "This sounds almost Norwegian" and also "This have a touch of Icon of Coil, but just more soft". I both was and wasn't surprised when I found out that Spektralized is Richard Bjørklund who comes from Fredrikstad i Norway (just outside Oslo) and that Sebastian R. Komar from Icon of Coil have produced on this album.

Spektralized is electro with inlays of EBM and it's as hum along friendly that you actually sing along in the lyrics before you even had the chance to open the package which contains the album when you get it in the mail, not bad though, just good.

Before Mr Bjørklund released this debut album he released a single with the name "Allied" and you find it on this album as the fifth track. Maybe the strongest one of the 10 tracks on this album (and the last one is an outro). With songs like "Learn and Teach", "My needs", "Stop and Rewind" and "Allied" this makes a tasteful mix and also receives a big golden star in the end because this is a debut album.

This review was written 2003 and initially published on Neurozine.com Jan 01 2003

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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