Mar 2015 25

Combichrist - We Love YouCombichrist
Genre: Electro / EBM
Album: We Love You
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: The album name may stand completely true as Combichrist continues to step up its game and deliver this relentless block of devotion to keep fans around for a long time, and for good reason.


 

The sixth full-length album from the evil sounding Norwegian group is astounding but not surprisingly so. Each track is produced with a drastic difference in dynamics, yet it’s one of those albums that sound best when played from start to finish, which is one of the major strengths of this band – always being able to seduce fans and have us completely lapping it up.

Songs like “Everyday is War” and “Can’t Control” showcase how heavy guitars can complement and support the industrial-minded electronic beats that Combichrist has always been known for. One of the standout tracks, “Maggots at the Party” will remind you of almost any of Marilyn Manson’s rock & roll themed tracks, paired with a hilarious and sexy music video of what you might expect if you got the chance to party with the band for a day.

Another strong track on the album is “The Evil In Me,” which certainly seems to channel the great Johnny Cash. It slows down everything and for a whole four minutes; you may find yourself spiraling down a small landslide of heartbreak, but don’t worry… the next track, “Fuck Unicorns” will speed things back up immediately. This track, although having nothing to do with unicorns and/or why Combichrist may dislike them, is then followed by the hardcore assaults of both “Love is a Razorblade” and “From My Cold Dead Hands.”

Combichrist uses this album to demonstrate that it is entirely possible to progress and improve without having to change the overall sound and idea of a group. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to see the end of the road for this band, and with the track “We Rule the World, Motherfuckers,” it’s clear that no matter who or what could stand in Combichrist’s way, the band is not slowing down for anyone.
 
Track list:

  1. We Were Made to Love You
  2. Every Day is War
  3. Can’t Control
  4. Satan’s Propaganda
  5. Maggots at the Party
  6. Denial
  7. The Evil In Me
  8. Fuck Unicorns
  9. Love is a Razorblade
  10. From My Cold Dead Hands
  11. We Rule the World, Motherfuckers
  12. Retreat Hell, Part 1
  13. Retreat Hell, Part 2

 
Combichrist Website http://www.combichrist.com
Combichrist MySpace http://www.myspace.com/combichrist
Combichrist Facebook http://www.facebook.com/combichrist
Combichrist Twitter http://twitter.com/combichristarmy
Combichrist SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/combichrist
Metropolis Records Website http://www.metropolis-records.com
Metropolis Records MySpace http://www.myspace.com/metropolisrecords
Metropolis Records Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MetropolisRecords
Metropolis Records Twitter http://www.twitter.com/metropolisrec
 
Purchase at:
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
Amazon Vinyl
Storming the Base CD (Standard Edition)
Storming the Base CD (Limited Edition)
Storming the Base Vinyl
 
2014-03-25
 
Grace Kennedy (grace.lk)

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