Ad Inferna - Im Mortelle
Dark Electro, Industrial Ad Inferna's new album 'Im Mortelle' has been in my playlist now for a few months. During all this time, I've been unable to come up with a review. I simply can't come up with something to write about this, and also, during this period, a whole lot better and more terrible releases has passed through, which is a whole lot easier to write about. I'm quite sure this review will turn out just as mediocre as this album is.

So why am I calling 'Im Mortelle' mediocre? Well, the key ingredient for Ad Inferna has been their ability to create great dancefloor music. With 'Im Mortelle', they have taken away some of that and replaced it with much slower passages that border on artsy fartsy. The minute you think something is actually about to happen, they cut out to a slow moving passage and you'll turn back to your slumber and continue to dream about... something boring.

And they do this in almost every single track that has some pacing to it, some tracks are slow from the beginning, and that's fine, but I feel cut off all the time. I can understand what they are trying to do here with their mid-tempo sound, I just don't think it's working in their advantage.

It's well produced, the melodies are fine, the female vocals are great, the male vocals are doing its work and the music has a good depth to it. Neither of that is my problem with this release, it's the pacing. I can't get myself to listen to this release spontaneously, because I know I will lose interest in it quickly. I can't go on ranting about how bad it is, because it's not. Ad Inferna has simply built a rollercoaster that is a straight line, without any curves or loops, not that exciting, right?

Have the one-release-per-year-schedule finally caught up with Ad Inferna? I think it might.
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Ad Inferna - Im Mortelle

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2013 by DSM Music
Ad Inferna's new album 'Im Mortelle' has been in my playlist now for a few months. During all this time, I've been unable to come up with a review. I simply can't come up with something to write about this, and also, during this period, a whole lot better and more terrible releases has passed through, which is a whole lot easier to write about. I'm quite sure this review will turn out just as mediocre as this album is.

So why am I calling 'Im Mortelle' mediocre? Well, the key ingredient for Ad Inferna has been their ability to create great dancefloor music. With 'Im Mortelle', they have taken away some of that and replaced it with much slower passages that border on artsy fartsy. The minute you think something is actually about to happen, they cut out to a slow moving passage and you'll turn back to your slumber and continue to dream about... something boring.

And they do this in almost every single track that has some pacing to it, some tracks are slow from the beginning, and that's fine, but I feel cut off all the time. I can understand what they are trying to do here with their mid-tempo sound, I just don't think it's working in their advantage.

It's well produced, the melodies are fine, the female vocals are great, the male vocals are doing its work and the music has a good depth to it. Neither of that is my problem with this release, it's the pacing. I can't get myself to listen to this release spontaneously, because I know I will lose interest in it quickly. I can't go on ranting about how bad it is, because it's not. Ad Inferna has simply built a rollercoaster that is a straight line, without any curves or loops, not that exciting, right?

Have the one-release-per-year-schedule finally caught up with Ad Inferna? I think it might. Mar 08 2013

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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