EP PROTOTYP RELEASE: AUGUST,
2001 REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 7, 2001
EP marks the return of Sweden's old EBM heroes Pouppée Fabrikk. After
gradually shifting their sound towards guitar driven death metal, they
are back again with completely electronic tunes. There are four tracks
on this EP, including a remix of the title track that doesn't add much.
All of the tracks seem destined for the dance floor, and retain the attributes
that made the band famous ten years ago. That is, growling vocals, Nitzer
Ebb bass lines and hard beats.
far so good, but shouldn't something have happened in those ten years?
These songs could easily have fitted on their first two albums, which
probably is not a good thing. Even the drum sounds are the same, but
the overall sound is perhaps a bit more modern. It seems the band got
sick of the people who stopped listening when they went metal, and decided
to return to their roots to fix this. But
who am I to judge? Maybe they just found out this is the kind of music
they want to make. I was one of those who still liked them when they added
guitars, and I kind of like this too, but it is not what it should have
that said, I'm guessing this will do pretty good in the harder clubs out
there. Because it is competently done, albeit a bit boring.