Oct 2012 01


Rockets & Swords

Format: Album
Label: Popgefahr
Release date: August 24, 2012

Doctor Image

Thomas and Steffen managed to get their ship back on course with the surprisingly strong “Noob” in 2007. They backed it with another winner in “Popgefahr” 2 years ago and built up high expectations for what was to become “Rockets & Swords”. As has been proven throughout their career, the German dark pop veterans De/Vision always deliver, albeit slightly unevenly.

I can’t find a single weak track on “Rockets & Swords”. On the other hand, I can’t find any real crackers either so it kind of balances the album out into some sort of nothingness. Competent? Sure. Catchy? To some degree. Innovative? No.

As a long time fan I would hate to see De/Vision drift back into some of their more uninspired efforts of the late 1990:s and early 2000:s, but I fear they are headed down that route yet again with “Rockets & Swords”.