For the first half of the 1990:s, this band were in the vanguard of the neo-classical movement which came about for a number of reasons, the primary one being to create something new. Remember that everybody? My my, how times have changed. With their blend of sleek electronics and cathedral-esque vocalizations, LICTD were one of the most enigmatic and popular bands of the darkwave scene. "Mental Traveller", released in 1992 secured their place in the musical world as a darkly engaging outfit with a luminescence that was timeless. "Oxeia" came in 1994 and featured a band in transition, the dancefloor tracks were shoved to the end of the album, with the more inquisitive notions of found sound design coming to the fore.
This act vanished between the years 1995-98. They re-activated with 1999's "Atopos" which was more classical than ever and was devoid of any upbeat tunes whatsoever, due in large part to two new members joining the band. With the release of 2003's "Eclipse", original vocalist Susann Porter re-joined Love Is Colder Than Death and with the aid of the other long-standing member Sven Mertens, it triumphed with world influences and floor politics balanced. A live album, "Inside the Bell" followed shortly after.
"Time" comes highly recommended for new fans of the band and for those senior citizens who have always followed them, there are a couple of unreleased treats to hold us over until their new album "World in Motion" is released later this year. Now where'd I put my cane?
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