AADF - A Life Less Ordinary
Futurepop, Synthpop German AADF releases 'A Life Less Ordinary' and at the same time switch to a much more electro rock oriented sound by including some heavy guitar riffs, at least most of the time.

The album starts out with "Zero" and is followed by "Break through", both heavy on the guitar and could possibly be something for the fans of Zeromancer, Left Spine Down or Beta Plus Embryo, however, never really manages to climb to their altitude. "Zero" does a much better job than "Break through" that feels too raw and the vocals are not good enough.

AADF goes back to their futurepop sound much more in "Time Goes By", "Break Your Heart" and in the new version of "Demongirl". These tracks are the best ones of the album and this is where the band truly belongs.

Some heavier dancefloor tracks are included as well, but never these industrial techno tracks ("Machines" and "Collaps") seem shallow and somewhat generic. It's disco beats for the techno goths, and never reaches beyond that.

It all narrows down to an okay album where the futurepop highlights luckily manages to over shine the quite horrible track "New World" where the female vocals brought simply won't mix.

I must say that after Nick's 8/10 review of their album 'Process' from last year, I expected more, and something else.
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AADF - A Life Less Ordinary

5.0
"Mediocre"
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Electroracle
Released off label 2012
German AADF releases 'A Life Less Ordinary' and at the same time switch to a much more electro rock oriented sound by including some heavy guitar riffs, at least most of the time.

The album starts out with "Zero" and is followed by "Break through", both heavy on the guitar and could possibly be something for the fans of Zeromancer, Left Spine Down or Beta Plus Embryo, however, never really manages to climb to their altitude. "Zero" does a much better job than "Break through" that feels too raw and the vocals are not good enough.

AADF goes back to their futurepop sound much more in "Time Goes By", "Break Your Heart" and in the new version of "Demongirl". These tracks are the best ones of the album and this is where the band truly belongs.

Some heavier dancefloor tracks are included as well, but never these industrial techno tracks ("Machines" and "Collaps") seem shallow and somewhat generic. It's disco beats for the techno goths, and never reaches beyond that.

It all narrows down to an okay album where the futurepop highlights luckily manages to over shine the quite horrible track "New World" where the female vocals brought simply won't mix.

I must say that after Nick's 8/10 review of their album 'Process' from last year, I expected more, and something else. Jul 20 2012

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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