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02. Amorphis
- Queen Of Time
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- Codex
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- Eonian
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- I Loved You At Your Darkest
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Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013) - Review

Band: Depeche Mode
Album title: Delta Machine
Release date: 22 March 2013
Label: Columbia Records, Mute Records

Tracklisting:
01. Welcome To My World
02. Angel
03. Heaven
04. Secret To The End
05. My Little Universe
06. Slow
07. Broken
08. The Child Inside
09. Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
10. Should Be Higher
11. Alone
12. Soothe My Soul
13. Goodbye

DM. Depeche Mode. Delta Machine. Welcome to their world!

Do you want to know to secret of staying creative, imaginative, fresh, coherent and highly enjoyable as a band through decades? Well don’t ask me, I have no idea what the secret recipe is, but Depeche Mode sure do. If you don’t believe it, then Delta Machine is here to convince you.

After 33 years and monumental albums such as Black Celebration, Violator and Songs Of Faith And Devotion, after numerous hits that have been sealed down in the history of music, Depeche Mode delivered Delta Machine – bold, fresh, consistent and mature. It’s needless to say Depeche Mode have entered their golden era in the late 80s/early 90s, but fortunately their sound didn’t diminish after reaching its peak.

Delta Machine is…. different. Especially for those who are most appealed to their snythpop era. It’s dark and bluesy, with dense electronic rhythms. The entrance into the album through "Welcome To My World" reminds of a slow, heavy pulse that is about to lead into cardiac arrest, but instead of, when it reaches the chorus, you get the feeling you’re very much alive. Electronic beats, spiced up with sexy tunes, can be romantic and sleazy at the same time. "Should Be Higher" sounds incredibly sexy and "Heaven" is the romantic anthem of the album. "Secret To The End" is filled with passion and desire, "My Little Universe" has a futuristic sound, while "The Child Inside" is meant to break hearts with its tune. "Alone" is a song that just about anyone can relate to, and "Slow" brings up a bluesy touch to it.

Everything on Delta Machine just falls into its place. The diversity of the songs and the ambient on the album is in perfect balance with the integrity of its sound. Delta Machine is a rock solid, mature electronic album and a proof Depeche Mode is not nearly done broadening their horizons on the music scene.

Review written by: Ines
Rating: 8,5/10

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Band: Randal Collier-Ford
Album title: Remnants
Release date: 20 October 2015
Label: Cryo Chamber

Randal Collier-Ford's second album Remnants on Cryo Chamber is the most highly polished work of his to date. Over the last few years, Randal Collier-Ford has been putting out a number of albums across several labels, but Remnants is unquestionably his most dynamic release so far. With Remnants the industrial noise is toned down a bit in favor of some highly atmospheric and cinematic dark ambient. The elements wind, water, fire, can be heard throughout the album along with the more human sounds of footsteps and an impending sense of doom. Yet Remnants doesn't stray too far from Randal Collier-Ford's signature theme of magical machines in a sci-fi setting. Remnants touches on many different genres within the electronic/ambient realm, one moment the album is as brooding as a creature lurking in the shadows and the next moment it feels as if you are listening to the grand soundtrack to some yet to be written Alien movie. Soundtrack is a word I kept coming back to while reviewing this album. Remnants would be a perfect soundtrack, more importantly Remnants proves to us that Randal Collier-Ford was born to work on sci-fi/horror films! It seems as if Randal Collier-Ford is making a statement with Remnants, saying he can produce anything he puts his mind to. Randal Collier-Ford is clearly happy to leave his comfort zone. He could have written another album similar to The Architects and kept his fan-base happy. However, he decided to continue travelling further off the beaten path with this release.

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