On The Floor – Breaking Away (Album – Alice In… / Dark Dimensions)

By Jan 25,2020

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Genre/Influences: Gothic, dark-wave.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Set up in 1995, On The Floor went into hibernation for several years, but struck back unleashing a new album in 2017, “Made Of Scars”, followed in 2018 by “Lifetime”. At the end of 2019 they’re back on track unleashing this new opus.

Content: The influences haven’t really changed, On The floor is still injected by the dark-wave virus from the 80s. The songs have been composed with guitar and bass, but still feature electronic arrangements. This album  now and then reminds me of The Mission. Notice by the way Thomas Lücke (Girls Under Glass) did some guest vocals on 2 tracks while another song is featuring Johan Sjöblom.

+ + + : This album is definitely the most accomplished work from the German formation. It reflects the good-old and dark 80s, but the production sounds more mature and accomplished. The addition of Thomas Lücke who was completely disappeared from the radars is a nice little extra. Even if this band is first of all driven by 80s guitar parts, they also added some cool electronic sequences. I like Helge Jungmann’s vocals, which reminds me a bit to the passion of Wayne Hussey. “Gimme” and “Lights Give In” both are brilliant exposures of this new work.

– – – : This album is fully enjoyable although it doesn’t bring that much new; I mean you rapidly get the impression to have already heard hundreds of similar albums so even if there are excellent songs featured there’s not an absolute hit!

Conclusion: From a very personal point of view, this is without a shadow of a doubt the darkest and most accomplished work from On The Floor thus far!

Best songs: “Gimme”, “Lights Give In”, “Chain”, “We Love The World”.

Rate: (7½).

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