Marc Horstmeier is back with another C-Drone Defect
attack. While his previous album didn't really impress me, I'm definitely
impressed with this one.
This album is a perfect example of modern electro-industrial music.
It's dark, angry and aggressive with frantic electronic programming,
harsh beats, dramatic melodies, well chosen samples and pissed off distorted
vocals. It's developed with creative and infectious structures that
make each song stand out with power and force.
If you like bands such as Aslan
Feedback, God Module,
Painbastard, Punto Omega, The
Tactical Sekt, Velvet
Acid Christ and :wumpscut:,
then this album can't be missed.
school harsh aggressive electro-industrial music seems to be making
a comeback in europe as there have been quite a few new acts popping
up lately with this sound. C-Drone Defect happens to be one of
them. The problem is that this sound is basically dated, and has been
done to death. So Iím not too sure how pleased I am about it coming
back for another round, and I must admit that I am not all that impressed
with this release.
The songs contained here are what one would expect from this genre of
music with nothing new or different to spice things up. You get simplistic
and repetitive frantic electronic programming, redundant hard driving
bass beats, overused movie samples, slight use of guitar riffs and extremely
distorted deep German accented male vocals that just shout out words
Basically, thereís nothing offered here to allow this band to stand
out. Most of the songs are energy driven with brutal beats. These would
be popular with the rivethead hard floor stompers at clubs. The CD also
offers a few slower darker more somber tracks with mid-tempo pacing,
orchestrated synthscapes and moody singing. There are even a couple
of rather quality instrumentals here. So there is some variety throughout
Overall, the recording is distorted and noisy with too much bass making
for a somewhat muffled sound. There are some good ideas here, but not
enough to make this a winner. If you really enjoy old school european
electro-industrial music, you might want to give this a listen. Otherwise,
I would suggest that you pass.