Genre/Influences: Breakbeats, industrial-rock.
Background/Info: Set up in 2003 Norwegian formation Spookshow Inc. released the debut album “Visions Of The Blinded World Pt. I” in 2013. They are now back on track bringing this debut album alive with 2 extra songs and featuring a new work at the second disc.
Content: The sound of Spookshow Inc. remains a powerful and dynamic exposure. It’s pure crossover mixing breakbeats, electronics and guitar. It often reminds me to an imaginary hybrid between The Prodigy, Cubanate and Body Count. The new work remains driven by similar influences and reveals 13 new songs.
+ + + : I can’t say that Spookshow Inc. is dealing with pure breakbeats, but there are clearly several songs driven by this dynamic percussion layers. Well, not enough bands are dealing with this influence and I think that’s because it’s not easy dealing with this music style. Spookshow Inc. knows how to deal with it and accomplished a successful opus. The guitar playing remains another essential aspect of the composition; it’s not only about injecting power, but still a truly spirit to the work. I’ve a preference for the first album, but the new one also reveals several cool songs. “Midnight Tango” is probably one of the most unusual cuts –and still a great one, reminding me a bit of The Doors for a psychedelic aspect. Last, but not least I also have to say a word about the great artistic digipak; f*** steaming, physical material is so much more personal and artistic!
– – – : I sometimes would have liked to hear more rage in the vocal parts. I get the feeling that Spookshow Inc. can still do better, just improving a few elements in the production to reach an even more powerful sound.
Conclusion: Spookshow Inc. is a band that might catch the attention of a wider –and especially diversified audience. They bring us power and energy!
Best songs: “Game Of Delusions”, “My Secret Plan feat. Matangi Shakti”, “Falling Down Pt.II”, “Map Of The World” + “Midnight Tango”, “Underworld feat. Kissing In graveyards”, “Little Phill feat. Subliminal Mentality”, “Virtual Insanity”. “
Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The donations are safely powered by Paypal.
Donate Bitcoin to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin
Donate Ethereum to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum
Donate Tether to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether