A.T.Mödell – Apocalyptophilia (CD Album – Danse Macabre Records)

Posted on 28/08/13

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Genre/Influences: Dark-electro.

Content: I never heard of A.T.Mödell, which is a Spanish duo dealing with dark-electronics. It seems that they’ve released a previous album (cf. “Noise Therapy”) before joining the wide roster of Danse Macabre.

The title of the album refers to the announced end of the world based upon the famous Mayan calendar. I think it’s a damn good theme as source of inspiration for a dark-electronic band.

“Apocalyptophilia” sounds in the purest tradition of dark-electronic music. The songs are well-crafted and led by danceable, bouncing kicks. There also is a fine taste for carrying icy melody lines. The harder pieces like “Dead In Sixty-Six Parts” and “Too High” are cool for showing a band with a stereotypical, but efficient sound.

Another interesting cut is “This Time Together”, which reminds me a bit of Cat Rapes Dog. A.T.Mödell here reveals a rather cyber-punk sound attitude. They’ve added a few powerful guitar (sampled?) parts, which have been featured on the title track. A.T.Mödell also explores a few experimental ideas, which are not the most convincing, but add some diversity to the tracklist.

But there’s one big minus point on this album, which comes to ruin a great part of the music. The singer can’t convince me. The vocals are under produced. I’m simply missing a good balance between the music and the vocals. Dark-electronic music is much more than screaming like hell. A few songs are less disturbing (like “Dead In Sixty-Six Parts”), but globally speaking it is the point to improve urgently!

Conclusion: Sound-wise this album brings nothing new, but is more than acceptable, but the singer seriously needs to improve his way of singing.

Best songs: “Dead In Sixty-Six Parts” and “Too High”

Rate: (DP:6)DP.

Band: www.armodell.com / www.facebook.com/atmodell

Label: www.dansemacabre-group.com / www.facebook.com/pages/Danse-Macabre-Records/161032440594773

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