Genre/Influences: EBM, Electro-Rock.
Background/Info: German formation Nomenclature was mainly active during the 90s, releasing two noticeable albums on the defunct Maschinenwelt Records. After a long silence they released a new album in 2013 on BOD Music and are now back on track again with this EP.
Content: I remember Nomenclatura as an EBM formation. The influences are still noticeable on the title song, but it’s less explicit as in the early years. There’s also an instrumental version of “Lie” featured, plus an unplugged edit of another song and a pure Electro-Rock mayhem inspired song. The singers’ voice is pretty grave and a bit cavernous.
+ + + : I can’t say that “Lie” is a major success, but the EBM reminiscences are just cool. The work however seems to express a serious break with the early work of Nomenclatura.
– – – : “Lie” isn’t exactly a potential hit while the instrumental edit doesn’t bring any bonus. I can’t understand the unplugged version of “Question” (featuring female backings) while “Run” is an Electro-Rock song moving into pure chaos.
Conclusion: This EP is a total disappointment; I expected more consistency from a band, which has done much better things in the past.
Best songs: “Lie”.