Content: Will The Sexorcist be the next sensation in EBM land? That’s hard to say, but this brand-new project will for sure find its way to many dancefloors.
This band has been set up by Christian L who you know from his involvement to bands like Agonoize, Dance Or Die while he also was a member of Ostfront. Together with Gunnar Kreuz both Berliners set up a new band to bring us new EBM vibes. This limited edition features the main album revealing 14 songs plus an extra disc with 5 extra cuts. No remixes and alternative versions here, but all exclusive and powerful EBM tracks.
To get an idea about the kind of body music they’re composing you have to imagine some solid 90s influences coming from bands like Armageddon Dildos, Leather Strip and And One plus a few harder passages à la DAF. You shake it hard and will possibly get an idea about The Sexorcist, which is animated by typical, dry EBM bass lines, bombastic kicks and German vocals. The songs are not extremely violent and definitely not into a kind of hard-core style although the compositions are powerful and extremely danceable.
The influence of DAF comes through at some of the most noticeable cuts like “Klangkörper” and “Erotik”. The bombastic style is a rather noticeable element, which sometimes reminds me of the fusion between Armageddon Dildos and Leather Strip (for the darker bass lines). “Sexorcist” is a great song in the genre, but I also have to mention “Wahrer Glaube”.
One more essential song is “Tokio”. This is one more great body piece featuring some funny vocals, which could have been written by Rammstein. I can’t say that The Sexorcist is innovating but rather recycling familiar influences to obtain a pretty cool and successful EBM production.
The extra disc is a kind of EP featuring 5 extra songs. These songs are not as soft, but the EBM spirit remains exactly the same. “Smackdown” is an excellent opener, which could have been featured at the main disc. Two more noticeable cuts are “Phönix” – which again brings me back to the 90s reminding me, for some passages, of Trial, and “Unite” –which sounds like the right title to bring this 100% EBM work to an end.
Conclusion: The Sexorcist will be a noticeable newcomer in the EBM fields. The album doesn’t feature a kind of absolute hit from, which you can’t get away from, but it reveals multiple cool songs that will set dancefloors on fire.
Best songs: “Hate Anthem”, “Erotik”, “Klangkörper”, “Sexorcist”, “Tokio”, “Lebenslauf” + “Smackdown”, “Phönix”.
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