Genre/Influences: EBM, dark-EBM.
Background/Info: Swedish musician Carl Nilsson released his third full length album since “New To Reality” (2016). He last year released the mini-album “Reconstruction”. According to Carl Nilsson panic resulted from the world in emergency we’re living in and, which is driving ourselves till the end of our existence.
Content: Lucifer’s Aid transposed this dystopian theme into the familiar dark-EBM style from this project. At first sight, it’s a rather easy constructed EBM. The songs are driven by menacing bass lines and are recovered with dark atmospheres. The rhythm is danceable and the cold, ghost-like vocals perfectly fit to the music.
+ + + : Lucifer’s Aid still has this retro-EBM feeling reminding me 90s productions. It makes me think of the offspring between Leather Strip (for some of the bass lines) and The Klinik (especially the last track, which is dark and more sophisticated). “Panic” is an album to dance on, but still featuring an impressive, cold atmospheric side. Most of the songs are featuring simplistic, but efficient structures although there are also a few more elaborated passages. “Backlash” is an absolute masterpiece reminding me the magic of The Klinik.
– – – : The artwork is pretty simplistic and maybe not enough explicit and distinguishable (especially the front cover). The music has a great retro-feeling, but is therefore also a bit predictable after a while.
Conclusion: Lucifer’s Aid is not exactly the most renowned EBM formation, but it definitely is a must have for truly EBM lovers with nostalgic feelings. I like this band!
Best songs: “Backlash”, “Slow Death”, “Discipline”, “Not Meant To Be”, “Agitate”.