•  Posted in: Kogaionon ReviewsRating: 0.80/1
  • Album: Werk 80 II
  • Year: 2008
  • Label: NAPALM
  • Artist: 
  • Germany

The legendary German band now releases the second part of their "Werk" concept, now based on ‚ 80's music, meaning cover-versions of Pop, Alternative and Rock. We can get a glimpse on Depeche Mode or Alphaville harmonies played in a Metal version, with extreme guitar riffs, screamed vocal lines, female voices on the background, abundant keyboard and rhythmic drums. The tracks sound good, yet it all might sound strange for those full of 80’s nostalgia. I am not an admirer of the idea of processing this sort of music into a Metal version, but I am sure that ATROCITY is going to be successful while playing them live, especially as the dynamic of the tracks is remarkable. I enjoy the Artmania idea of bringing them this summer to Sibiu, as I am certain that ATROCITY will be a success, especially for those liking a rhythmic and danceable music... Yes, a danceable music, because that's the tracks' style... In what concerns inspiration, if I am to look at the album from the Metal point of view it equals 0. When it comes to the approach, it might turn into a marketing idea worth paying attention to... Yet, I long for "Calling The Rain" and not for a Metal "Forever Young" which is somewhat uncomfortable to my ears. Maybe different, at Sibiu?