XMH - State of Mind
EBM Dutch XMH released an off label album back in 2007 called "Time to Play". This album is the first on label release for the band and it was released by Danse Macabre and later on even by the American label Nilaihah Records after the great European success.

XMH is hard hitting modern EBM with danceable beats. Benjamin Samson, the man behind the project, is barking like a rabies infected Rottweiler. At first I had some issues with it, but I soon came to realize that it really fits the music and makes it more aggressive and a bit more desperate if you'd like.

If you enjoy this kind of music, you are surely in for a treat. You find great tracks like "Wasted", "State of Mind", "Komasauten", "Neon Venus" among others. What still needs some more work and effort is some of the lyrics. The verse "Drown your brain in booze, Drink 'till the morning comes" is far from my favourite piece of lyrics and I think they can win a lot on working some more on that.

Overall, I can surely understand why this album has got great reviews and why Nilaihah chose to pick them up. Great label release start from XMH!
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Brutal Resonance

XMH - State of Mind

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2010 by Danse Macabre
Dutch XMH released an off label album back in 2007 called "Time to Play". This album is the first on label release for the band and it was released by Danse Macabre and later on even by the American label Nilaihah Records after the great European success.

XMH is hard hitting modern EBM with danceable beats. Benjamin Samson, the man behind the project, is barking like a rabies infected Rottweiler. At first I had some issues with it, but I soon came to realize that it really fits the music and makes it more aggressive and a bit more desperate if you'd like.

If you enjoy this kind of music, you are surely in for a treat. You find great tracks like "Wasted", "State of Mind", "Komasauten", "Neon Venus" among others. What still needs some more work and effort is some of the lyrics. The verse "Drown your brain in booze, Drink 'till the morning comes" is far from my favourite piece of lyrics and I think they can win a lot on working some more on that.

Overall, I can surely understand why this album has got great reviews and why Nilaihah chose to pick them up. Great label release start from XMH!
Jul 12 2010

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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