SYMBOL OF SUBMISSION
ALBUM PROTOTYP RELEASE: AUGUST
27, 2001 REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 10, 2001
Front 242 somewhere around "Tyranny for You". Or the Front Line
Assembly that recorded "Tactical Neural Implant". If that is your cup
of tea, then this is your type of record.
This, the debut of Swedish band
Run Level Zero, is the best EBM around at the moment. No kidding. Twelve
strong tracks, cool lyrics, nice samples and a beat that makes you tremble. All this make you
wish you were 16 and the year was 1990 again.
only real drawback is that the combined shadows of Skinny Puppy, Front Line
and Front falls heavy over the record. After the tenth consecutive listening
you get a gnawing urge to listen to the originals instead.
as long as the originals doesnt release new records of this dignity,
the choice stands between the Run Level Zero of 2001 and the Front Line
Assembly of 1992. And I tell you - that choice isnt always
out for this duo. With both feet firmly planted in the past, they have
the future before them.