May 31, 2024

Porn – No Monsters In God’s Eyes / Act III (Album – Echozone)

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Genre/Influences: Industrial-metal, metal-rock, dark-rock.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: This year French formation Porn achieved their trilogy inspired by the imaginary character of ‘Mr. Strangler’. The concept is that Mr. Strangler sees his death coming close so he starts a dialogue with his death.

Content: The final act of the trilogy is meant as the testament of Mr. Strangler. This album could also be a great testament for Porn although I hope –based upon what I’ve heard, this will not be their last opus. This work reflects power and a crossover sound between industrial, metal and rock. But it also is the most mature work from the band. The choruses have an elevating effect, mixing the power of guitar and the atmospheric side of the electronic arrangements. This work stands for power and melody!

+ + + : Porn has found the right balance between power and refinement, between the production of guitar and electronics. “Some Happy Moments” reflects this sonic harmony. But the album is not only into power, but still featuring emotional passages such as “Low Winter Hope – Part 3”. I like the way the songs have been progressively built up, getting into a climax at “Low Winter Hope – Part 2”.

– – – : Even if it’s Porn’s best work to date, it doesn’t really stand for innovation. I get the impression this is the kind of work I’ve already heard a hundred times before… but in the end I prefer an efficient work without new elements instead of an avant-garde production that sucks.

Conclusion: Porn remains faithful to their heavy crossover style and realized with their newest work still their best production to date.

Best songs: “Some Happy Moments”, “Low Winter Hope – Part 2”, “Low Winter Hope – Part 3”, “Dead In Every Eyes”.

Rate: (8).

Artist: www.facebook.com/PORNtheband

Label: www.echozone.de / www.facebook.com/EchozoneMusic

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