Genre/Influences: Electro-rock, electro-punk, industrial.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Minusheart is a German formation active since 2007. They released four full length albums plus an album with remixes.
Content: Minusheart has always tried to compose something apart. The result is a mix of different influences, which sometimes appear a bit incompatible. The sound is raw, industrial-like, but still mixing electronics and punk/rock influences. All the songs have been sung in English, revealing a raw production matching with the Minusheart sound.
+ + + : I appreciate the global approach of Minusheart, which clearly avoids sounding like other bands. Even if they claim to be inspired by the North American industrial scene, they aren’t a new copyist. I think there’s something to say about the raw sound production. One of my favorite cuts however sounds a bit different. I’m speaking about “Warm Machines”, which have a more electro-minimal approach on top.
– – – : Despite of this band’s efforts to sound different, the songs are missing some cohesion while a little bit more melody on top of the production should be a bonus. The production of the vocals left me rather skeptical as well, the vocal lines being rather monotone.
Conclusion: You can expect much more from a band that is now active for more than 10 years and has released its fifth full length album.
Best songs: “Warm Machines”, “By The Light”.