ALBUM CYBERWARE, OUT OF LINE RELEASE: MARCH, 2000 REVIEW: APRIL 18, 2000
The hard German EBM act Terminal Choice is back. I've looked upon them as a decent or pretty good band, although they lack certain qualities. The music is pretty simple EBM with a small overdose of metal guitars. They've used effects on the voice, but it's not the traditional distorted screaming which is somewhat of a trademark when it comes to German EBM. Musically, this works good on the dance floor. Regarding the lyrics, I've said it before and I have to say it again: I have never ever heard a band, in any genre, with such crappy and ridiculous lyrics. There are a whole lot of "pain", "death", "you want to die", "devil walks the earth" and similar extremely embarrassing lyrical content. Is this an attempt to insult the fans or what? I mean, you got to be rather imbecile to appreciate these lyrics. Oh well, at least they're funny to laugh at! They should go back to German lyrics because it's not hard to tell that the vocalist is German... The best track on the album is "No Chance (Anger Version)". "No Chance" is also released as a single and is a perfect club hit. There are a couple of songs except for the one mentioned which are good and possible single releases. There is another side of the coin as well: the songs with a lot of guitars are not impressive, partly due to the fact that the guitars are horribly simple, and the sound is somewhat thin as well. I'm convinced that these songs would've been much more pleasant if they had more electronics instead of guitars. I hoped for more from this band.