And Then You Die – Lord Of The Flies (CD Album – Skithund Records)
Genre/Influences: Psychdelic, rock, electronics, industrial.
Background/Info: “Lord Of The Flies” is the seventh album by Finnish formation And Then You Die.
Content: It’s not that easy to define the music style of ATYD. This album is animated by many influences, which are moving from electronic- and rock music into a kind of apocalyptic rock- & industrial music. It now sounds totally psychedelic while another cut takes off with a (sampled?) Kraftwerk sound to progressively move into industrial-rock. The vocals are a bit spooky-like, injecting a mysterious flavor in the production.
+ + + : If you want to discover a band with a sound like no other band, you for sure have to taste “Lord Of The Flies”. I like the somewhat psychedelic input merged with industrial-rock elements. The band is constantly taking you by surprise and the best example is the Kraftwerk-like tone running through “Current Flow”. The main reason to this diversity maybe is the contribution of several guest artists.
– – – : This album consists of multiple influences while there’s no real music style. The work is a sonic enigma, but without a real climax!
Conclusion: “Lord Of The Flies” reveals an impressive canvas of influences, but is maybe missing a real sound identity. It sounds a bit experimental, maybe avant-garde like and therefore not that accessible!
Best songs: “Formant”, “Idiot”.
Label: www.skithundrecords.com / www.facebook.com/skithundrecords
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