David Elg and Sanna Lundberg complete the trio that started out as a two-piece with Enforsen and Carl Steinmarck (Saft vocalist and song writer). The only remnant from those days is the track "Winterday", a high speed delicacy with bursting hit power and strong vocals.
That highlight aside, there are two sides to "Desperately Yours". One potent, melodic, sparkling synthpop side and another that takes on a more "experimental" aspect. The EBM tinted "Bubonic Plague in Babylon", for instance, feels painfully forced and a few other tracks fly by unnoticed, seemingly out of focus.
The first half makes the album, as I see it. You know what to expect and you know you want it. Synthpop, fast and slow, with Enforsen's characteristic vocal style pushing the songs that extra mile. But, I wonder, will the need for an Elegant Machinery comeback be as strong after this? With all due respect, it is not easy to tell the two bands apart.
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