Johan van Roy accompanied by Tanja Richter, aka Suicide Commando, has become a more static and significantly harder version of VNV Nation. Less minimalistic than before, more melodic, but the vocals, distorted beyond recognition, are still with us. A huge step in the right direction it is, though.
"Mindstrip" holds a handful of possible club smashers such as "Jesus Wept", the singles "Comatose Delusion" and "Hell Raiser" as well as "Raise Your God". And though the clichés hail around me, I can't help but like Suicide Commando's anger. It's something of a "Solitary Confinement" of 2000, without that real edge and the genius song material though, but it gives you an idea of the sound on "Mindstrip". Ten songs invaded by hyper electronics, fat distorted base drums and a singer more upset than the Devil himself.