Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Based in Dortmund (Germany) Rroyce strikes back with their third full length to date. “Patience” has been preceded by the catchy EP “Parallel World”.
Content: The EP title-song also is the opener of this opus, revealing the synth-pop touch of Rroyce, which is danceable and ultra catchy. On the next song they’re taking off with a sequence reminding me of the debut of Rammstein’s “Du Hast”, but here stops any further comparison. Rroyce composes pure electro-pop music, which makes me think of an imaginary sonic hybrid between Mesh and OMD for some retro elements. Some of the vocals are also reminding me of Stefan Netschio (Beborn Beton).
+ + + : Rroyce stands for passion and that’s an element you’ll also notice in the vocals. The compositions are graceful and delicate, but first of all driven by danceable sequences and rhythms. This band reveals a real maturity when it comes to the writing process. They have a nose to compose carrying choruses by using refined arrangements and melodies. “Parallel World” remains an absolute masterpiece, but I also have to mention “Life Is A Gun” and “Someone Else’s Life”.
– – – : I don’t have any real minor points to make about this album; it doesn’t sound ‘new’, but it has a strong potential.
Conclusion: By this album Rroyce seems to claim for a wider recognition of the electro-pop community!
Best songs: “Parallel World”, “Life Is A Gun”, “Someone Else’s Life”, “Too Little”, “Dying In Slow Motion”.
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