Oct 2011 12

Komor Kommando - Oil, Steel, & RhythmKomor Kommando
Category: Industrial
Album: Oil, Steel, & Rhythm
Stars: 2
Blurb: A directionless and derivative mess totally lacking in any coherent vision.

 

Striking out on his own, Sebastian Komor has had his hands in acts such as Zombie Girl, Icon of Coil, Squarehead, and Brüderschaft. With his solo project, Komor Kommando, Komor takes aim at the dance floor with its heavy beat and crowd-pleasing hooks, but shows a complete and total lack of any ability to self-edit and proves wholly unable to put together a cohesive album.

Starting with “Rhythm Machine,” one gets the sense that Oil, Steel, & Rhythm will be the typical heavily beat focused power noise album similar to work from Noisuf-X or Nachtmahr, but with shades of Icon of Coil’s sound engineering, but with “The Factory Incident,” the album suddenly shifts to an old school metal-on-metal industrial track. The jarring changeups continue with “Predator,” sounding like the work of the Prodigy, “Hasta Luego” vaguely miming Juno Reactor, “Does Not Fuck Around” posturing like Faderhead, and the absolutely wretched “Mambo Nr.808” emulating the work of someone playing with a tracker for the first time. Throughout the album, Komor Kommando continues to dip into the power noise genre with several mindless yet catchy tracks that are sure to work in a club setting, and several more that are just plain devoid of anything new, interesting, or identifiable and seem to be aiming more to annoy than to entertain.

Like a child with attention deficit disorder, Komor Kommando’s inability to focus on a single idea, style, or flow makes the album a pain to listen to and makes its already ample runtime all the more torturous. Showing no discernable style of its own and a very troubling need to put out tracks imitating the styles of others, Komor Kommando has created a soulless vacuum of an album that is more about reproduction than creativity. Oil, Steel, & Rhythm is obviously the sort of album that will be successful as a club item and will crowd a few dance floors, but when taken home, Komor Kommando will wear out its welcome almost instantly.

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Xenomorph Productions Website http://www.xenomorph-productions.com/
Komor Kommando MySpace http://www.myspace.com/komorkommando
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Purchase at:
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2011-02-25

Trubie Turner (Flexei)

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