Alexander Dust – German Angst I-IV (Album – Painful Scream Records)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Rock.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Eighth album by German multi-instrumentalist and singer Alexander Dust. This album is filled with ‘absurdity, sarcasm, bitterness, irony and occasional humour’ while for the very fist time the songs are featuring German vocals.

Content: The work remains faithful to the dark-Rock driven approach of the artist. Alexander Dust plays different instruments but injects a real spirit into his work by the guitar play. He also explores sonic paths featuring Ballads and even a kind of Cinematic-Rock.

+ + + : This artist remains atypical for the music he creates. It’s hard to define the sound although it’s related to a darker side of Rock music with some extra influences along. Alexander’s timbre of voice has a charismatic, and theatral expression. The opening cut is worthy of examination for its Eastern like sphere.

– – – : It’s hard to label the artist and his sound. The album is just missing a true climax.

Conclusion: Alexander Dust remains an enigma to me although his work is easy to listen to.

Best songs: “The Reality”, “The Shame”.

Rate: 6½.


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