Genre/Influences: Wave-pop, dark-pop, body-pop.
Background/Info: In Good Faith was set up 20 years ago. The German band deals with electro-pop music and has joined hands together with Echozone after multiple self-released productions. “Trinity” has been positively received in their homeland, reaching the highest regions of the DAC (Deutsche Alternative Charts).
Content: The sound makes me think to an imaginary offspring between Days Of Fate (for the body-pop approach) and De/Vision for the more melancholic tunes. The songs have been perfectly worked out and driven by the charismatic vocals of their singer. The last part of the album reveals a remix by Terrolokaust and a cover version of Joy Division’s legendary “Love Will Tear Us Apart”.
+ + + : A good electro-pop band needs a great singer and that’s exactly what you can say about Kai Vincenz Németh. This guy sings with a natural charisma and definitely is one of the main strengths of In Good Faith. But the music is pretty well-crafted as well. There’s an interesting move in between traditional electro-pop songs, more melancholic wave-pop cuts and harder body-pop passages. The arrangements reflect a mature production process. I also have to mention the noticeable cover version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, which sounds a bit like it has been written by In Good Faith. They perfectly transposed the original song into their own sound approach.
– – – : I got the feeling this band is able to even do better than what they’ve shown here. Some choruses could be a little bit more transcendental although I’ve no reason to complain. The remix of Terrolokaust is not exactly adding an extra.
Conclusion: In Good Faith seems to be already ‘renowned’ in their homeland, but it definitely remains a band, which now has to go on mission for an international break through. I should say, why not!
Best songs: “Aberration”, “About Life”, “Choose Our Way”, “Shadows”.
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