GOTHIC ELECTRONIC ANTHEMS
ALBUM TATRA RELEASE: FEBRUARY
24, 2003 REVIEW: MARCH 24, 2003
Norwegian minister of Goth is back again, now with a full album. Almost
all the songs from the previously released EP “Angel” are
on this album, but this time much better executed. Guitars have entered
the electro picture this time, and they fit very well. They spice up the
sound and gives it more weight, which is what a band like this needs.
All in all, a step in the right direction.
is not anything new or original though, just pretty well done. The minister
himself really excels in looking übergothic all the time, almost
to the point that it becomes funny. I think this band can find listeners
in the more adventurous metal crowd, that perhaps are more attuned to
this kind of imagery, but mayhap some goth fans might like it too. The
straightforward title “Gothic Electronic Anthems” points to
where Gothminister wants to go.
slower ballads are decent, with “March of the Dead” taking
the lead for me. It slowly builds up towards the end, and features soft
female singing as well. This stuff is much better than the EP, and “Hatred”
is a competent industrial dance smasher, which I think has a good chance
of becoming a hit. Try this album if you like Rammstein, Deathstars or
perhaps if you just are after some flashy gothic imagery.