Jan 2013 29

Alter Der Ruine - There's Always One More Son of a BitchAlter Der Ruine
Category: Industrial
Album: There’s Always One More Son of a Bitch
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: The possible end of Alter Der Ruine follows the old adage, “Always leave them wanting more.”


 

The direct follow-up to 2011’s stellar Son of a Bitch, There’s Always One More Son of a Bitch is the fifth and supposedly final album from Alter Der Ruine. While the act is set to disband, it certainly hasn’t held anything back on this final release, making sure to give the audience something to remember the band by. Replete with tortured electronics and catchy beats, There’s Always One More Son of a Bitch does more than regurgitate fads, offering up a unique sound immediately distinguishable from the usual dance floor filler.

Alter Der Ruine’s upbeat, plucky sound is in full effect with the opening “Brute,” showing a light techno pop flair given a bit more weight thanks to the distinctive vocal style. “Bury It” and “Keep the Devil Off Your Back” move into a somewhat mellower, funk infused style that, while still infectious, also shows a deeper adventurous spirit and a strong grasp of harmony as well. There are also tracks like “Doom” and “Shit Disco Stunner” that show touches of classic house techno modernized and made infinitely more complicated. Throughout the album, Alter Der Ruine shows off a keen skill for sound engineering, bit it is most pronounced in “Crack Shack” as the deep croaking bass hook completely makes the track.

Put simply, There’s Always One More Son of a Bitch is an excellent album full of fun and catchy tracks that caps off a hell of a run from Alter Der Ruine. If this is truly the last we hear from this incarnation of the act, it would be quite a shame. While the chaotic, noisy flavor of boisterous dance music may not be for everyone, the band does offer a much needed palate cleanser to get the stale taste of most dance oriented flair out of one’s mouth.
 
Track list:

  1. Brute
  2. Bury It
  3. Keep the Devil Off Your Back
  4. Kill the Noise
  5. Off
  6. Doom Patrol
  7. Shit-Disco Stunner
  8. Crackshack
  9. The Jazz-Matazz Before the Last Breath
  10. I Am Drugs

 
Alter Der Ruine Website http://www.ruine-process.com
Alter Der Ruine MySpace http://www.myspace.com/alterderruine
Alter Der Ruine Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alter-Der-Ruine/85288749235
Negative Gain Productions Website http://www.negativegain.com
Negative Gain Productions Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Negative-Gain/212061438836984
Negative Gain Productions Twitter https://twitter.com/NegativeGainNGP
 
Purchase at:
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2012-06-15
 
Trubie Turner (Flexei)

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