Lucifer’s Aid – Destruction (Album – Progress Productions)

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Genre/Influences: EBM, Dark-Electro.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Carl Nilsson strikes back with the fifth full length album of his EBM project Lucifer’s Aid. Ten new songs have been achieved.

Content: “Destruction” remains faithful to the dark and harsh EBM sound of the Swedish artist. Throughout the years the songs have been more elaborated mixing power and impressive, dark atmospheres punctuated by harsh vocals. The work also reveals minimalistic passages which might remind you of the spirit of The Klinik.

+ + + : This album -and project, is much more than simply old-school EBM. The writing is mixing EBM and Dark-Electro with some extra Industrial sound treatments on top but it also reflects a true sound intelligence. The songs are featuring multiple effects while the structures have been progressively built up. The tormented atmospheres accentuated the darkness hanging over the work. “Obsesssion” is my absolute favorite track for its sonic welfare and the way it moves crescendo. Other essential cuts are “In this Room”, “No Return”, the more minimal sounding “Desire” and “We Are Strong” for its Klinikal-touch.

– – – : The very first songs of the album are more than okay although rather an appetizer for what’s coming next.

Conclusion: Lucifer’s Aid confirms its strong potential and talent to compose intelligent ‘old-school’ EBM.

Best songs: “Obesesssion”, “In this Room”, “No Return”, “Desire”, “We Are Strong”, “Give You Control”.

Rate: 8½.

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