Schröttersburg – Om Shanti Om (Album – Zoharum / D.I.Y. Kolo / Batcave Productions)

Schröttersburg – Om Shanti Om (album – Zoharum / D.i.y. Kolo / Batcave Productions)
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Genre/Influences: Industrial, Experimental.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Polish formation Schröttersburg is back on track unleashing their sixth full length which comes pretty fast after the cool “Dalet”.

Content: “Om Shanti Om” sounds totally different from the Cold-Wave sound revealed at previous works. The album was composed during lockdown and became totally devoted to early Industrial music. You’ll also notice a few more influences running through the work which can be now Psychedelic and then Trance-driven. The lyrics are sung in Polish.

+ + + : You get the sensation listening to another band than on previous productions, but Schröttersburg still feel comfortable exploring Industrial paths. The use of authentic instruments and Industrial gear bring good-old memories alive, reminding me of Test Department and Swans for the guitar playing.

– – – : I can easily imagine fans of the band will be a bit shocked discovering an Industrial-minded opus.

Conclusion: This is an overwhelming album revealing elements of early 80s Industrial spirit.

Best songs: “V”, “I”, “II”.

Rate: 8.


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