Genre/Influences: Industrial-Techno, Dark-Techno.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Two years after the official debut album “Differential Diagnosis” ICD-10 is back on track. The band now consists of three full-time members: Henning Hinck, Daniel Himmelreich and Thorsten Felix.
Content: The new stuff moves on where “Differential Diagnosis” stopped; a heavy sonic travel throughout the realms of Dark-Techno music mixed with heavy Industrial components. This is music for Industrial dancefloors. The tracks feature multiple subtle noise treatments accentuating the dark side of the work.
+ + + : The sound formula created by ICD-10 is not new at all, but they achieved it with intelligence. It’s not just a heavy, pumping production, but also a composition with numerous sonic details like refined noises, which you better can discover by using headphones. “Ishimura” is a track I want to mention as it’s a brilliant composition revealing explicit Electronic sequences and evolving into a transcendental climax.
– – – : The only point that might hurt with this kind of production is the repetitive character of the songs. So in the end it starts to become a little bit predictable.
Conclusion: If music could bite, ICD-10 would be a merciless T-Rex!
Best songs: “Ishimura”, “Flatline”, “Dark Matters”.