Twitch The Ripper - Colorblind
Synthpop 'Colorblind' is the second album from American Twitch The Ripper, signed to Metropolis Records.

The sound could be described as a mix of 80's and 90's synthpop on the harder side. For most part, they avoid doing an imitation of Depeche Mode and when the sound is quite similar, they do it well. Tracks like "Safe House", "Take Me To Oblivion" and "We Won't Talk About It" are good examples of this case.

However, even though influences like Depeche Mode, New Order and possibly even some The Cure, are quite clear, they manage to create an own feeling, sound, identity as well as adding a North American synthpop sound to it to fresh things up, like my new favourites The New Divison.

Even though most tracks are semi up-tempo tracks, it has a nice darker shade swept around it and a somewhat melancholic feeling that I must say, I enjoy.

There are no instrumental tracks or intro's or outro's on this 11 track album. 11 strong synthpop tunes that you want to listen to each and every track. Even though some tracks miss the strength, impressive melodies and strong chorus most tracks have, it's still a very high quality album.

Fans of 80's and 90's synthpop do not want to skip this one. A perfect soundtrack for my current, less than bright, personal situation.
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Twitch The Ripper - Colorblind

'Colorblind' is the second album from American Twitch The Ripper, signed to Metropolis Records.

The sound could be described as a mix of 80's and 90's synthpop on the harder side. For most part, they avoid doing an imitation of Depeche Mode and when the sound is quite similar, they do it well. Tracks like "Safe House", "Take Me To Oblivion" and "We Won't Talk About It" are good examples of this case.

However, even though influences like Depeche Mode, New Order and possibly even some The Cure, are quite clear, they manage to create an own feeling, sound, identity as well as adding a North American synthpop sound to it to fresh things up, like my new favourites The New Divison.

Even though most tracks are semi up-tempo tracks, it has a nice darker shade swept around it and a somewhat melancholic feeling that I must say, I enjoy.

There are no instrumental tracks or intro's or outro's on this 11 track album. 11 strong synthpop tunes that you want to listen to each and every track. Even though some tracks miss the strength, impressive melodies and strong chorus most tracks have, it's still a very high quality album.

Fans of 80's and 90's synthpop do not want to skip this one. A perfect soundtrack for my current, less than bright, personal situation. Sep 19 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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