Genre/Influences: EBM, Industrial.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: “Re-Terminate” is the second full length of Bavarian (Germany) based A X Amun.
Content: “Re-Terminate” sounds like the perfect offspring between EBM and Industrial music; the imaginary hybrid between Tyske Ludder and KMFDM. The songs are driven by electronics and empowered by solid, menacing, Metal, guitar riffs and the vocals are deep growls.
+ + + : A X Amun doesn’t innovate but creates a perfect match between EBM and Industrial. I like the album’s diversity -which you’ll also notice in the mix of German- and English vocals, but of all I like their heavy, powerful cuts boosted by guitar adrenaline. “Blutoase” is a great smasher illustrating the album’s power.
– – – : I’m missing a few elements to speak about a fully successful work; maybe a carrying melody line and/or uplifting chorus.
Conclusion: This is an enjoyable work which might appeal to lovers of different genres; from EBM to Industrial heads.
Best songs: “Blutoase”, “Death Marks The Spot”, “Ctrl-Z”.
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