Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Swedish Finkseye is the solo-project of Henrik Fink Nilsson. “Ecocide” is already the third album released by Razgrom featuring nine songs plus two bonus tracks (which aren’t featured on the digital edit).
Content: Finkseye has been always linked to the EBM scene, but is clearly not the most classic band from the scene. You for sure will discover a few, elaborated and rather typical driven EBM songs. But the main part of the work is more into dense atmospheric passages mixed with EBM elements. Several cuts remained instrumental edits, like a kind of intermezzos. Most of the songs are rather short. Some songs are also featuring guitar sounds, injecting some extra power to the work, but also some extra diversity. Among the bonus tracks you’ll find a remix by compatriots and electro-pop formation Erotic Elk.
+ + + : If you think that EBM is only meant to get people on the dancefloor, some bands like Finkseye might be an exception. Their best tracks are however danceable and driven by usual EBM ingredients. I especially like the solid bass lines, but there still is a kind of haunting atmosphere recovering these songs. “Unreality” is for sure one of the absolute highlights. The spooky vocals are also perfectly matching with the sound. But this work again reveals great atmospheric EBM pieces like “Playing God”, “The Day The World Went Away” and “Extinction Level event” (featuring Swedish vocals). I also have to mention the solid ‘intro’ “Entering A Storm”.
– – – : The album is maybe a little too short; 11 songs, but only 39 minutes of music! I also regret there are no more ‘harder’ cuts featured, but Finkseye first of all appears to be a band apart from the traditional EBM scene.
Conclusion: If an EBM soundtrack should be invented, “Ecocide” would be a judicious choice!
Best songs: “Unreality”, “Entering A Storm. Intro”, “Playing God”, “Extinction Level Event”, The Day The World Went Away”.
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