Genre/Influences: Post-punk, punk-rock.
Content: The ‘chrome’-like cover of the album clearly indicates that we’re holding in our hands a new album from the one and only Chrome! Chrome somewhere remains faithful to their punk-roots, the songs being supported with some 80s nostalgia. The production is a mix of post-punk and punk-rock, but you also will notice a few industrial elements running through the album. From fuzzy guitar parts to dark and tormented passages this work clearly has a lot to offer.
+ + + : Chrome still has this creative spirit to compose a very unique music style. This is a band with an own sound DNA and that’s for sure what have been made them ‘legendary’. I especially like the somewhat retro-80s like feeling emerging at the surface of some tracks. It evokes some good-old souvenirs, sometimes reminding me of other legendary bands in the genre. But Chrome is a band that moved on, exploring new ideas and music horizons. It probably explains the more industrial style running through a few cuts. “Time Slider” is a cool cut to discover.
– – – : I can’t say that there’s a real hit song featured on “Techromancy”! But the real element I don’t really like that there are the little intermezzo’s/breaks on the album, which are short and without any real addition to the album.
Conclusion: After more than 40 years of involvement, Chrome still has new ideas to put into music! From traditional punk music to a more contemporary format this band is still alive and kicking!
Best songs: “Time Slider”, “Black Diamond”, “Death Is A Pusher”.