Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, industrial-pop.
Content: It’s not an easy thing to define the sound of this band. They’re for sure inspired and driven by electro-pop fields, but the production has been mixed with technoid elements, ambient (space)-like atmospheres and a kind of harder, industrial flavor on top. “Against The Days” sounds miles away from the stereotypical electro-pop standards and rapidly appears to be a complex and elaborated production.
+ + + : Electro-pop music is often predictable and fewer bands are really trying to innovate or create something ‘different’. Ginger Snap5 is the entire contrary and that’s precisely what I expect from a ‘modern’ electro-pop formation. But I have to add they’re not what I would call an electro-pop formation; they’re bringing many influences and elements together, which in the end might appeal for electro-pop lovers.
I like their ambient/astral dimension, which is also reflected in the somewhat robotic-like vocal parts. The songs are often carried by solid leads, but especially the song “Pieces Of Regret” is a high light! The chorus running through this song is amazing!
– – – : Complexity and originality don’t always stand for accessibility! That’s precisely what I experienced with this work. You really need to listen carefully a few times till you really can seize the welfare of their sound. Ginger Snap5 is an antidote to classical electro-pop music, but it also is their main difficulty to seduce wider masses. They’re maybe missing a bit more elevating choruses.
Conclusion: Ginger Snap5 is one of those ‘aliens’ active at the electro-pop fields. They sound related with the music genre although they’re definitely different! But in the end I like this visionary approach!
Best songs: “Pieces Of Regret”, “Beyond The Line”; “Break Me Down”, “Polaris”.