.Com/Kill - .Com/Kill
Industrial, Darkwave I'm not the biggest fan of Diary of Dreams. I don't think I can say I'm a fan at all to be honest. That's why I really wasn't sure whether to take this album for a review or not. .Com/Kill is Adrian Hates and Gaun:A. The bio says they've started working on something in 1996 but never really had the time to finish anything. Well the debut album definitely does not sound as if those were demos from 1996. The production is really good here. The sounds are very crispy, clear. There's not too much distortion but just enough to make it all sound dirty and nice. Most the songs are rather mid tempo. There's no 130BPM floorkillers here. There are no catchy saw-wave lead synths taken from Vanguard. All the sounds have a purpose of creating a very dark atmosphere... It works really good with some glitches and loops here and there.

Of course there's a lot of Diary of Dreams influences here and there. But that didn't bother me as much as the vocals. I just don't think I'll ever be a fan of Adrians voice. I can't tell you why really, it just don't work for me. Overall the album sounds good. Unfortunately there's only one song that stood out for me and that's the second track - ".Com/Kill one". It brings some of the before mentioned glitches and IDM parts which made it all very interesting for me. The rest of the songs are just there. The album flows very cool while listening to it in the background yet somehow I had the feeling that it's actually quite short.

The album is in my local store. I'm actually considering buying it even tho like I said before I'm not a Diary of Dreams fan. I think most of the Diary of Dreams fans will enjoy this, and maybe this will help the non Diary of Dreams fans like the original product? We'll see...
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.Com/Kill - .Com/Kill

I'm not the biggest fan of Diary of Dreams. I don't think I can say I'm a fan at all to be honest. That's why I really wasn't sure whether to take this album for a review or not. .Com/Kill is Adrian Hates and Gaun:A. The bio says they've started working on something in 1996 but never really had the time to finish anything. Well the debut album definitely does not sound as if those were demos from 1996. The production is really good here. The sounds are very crispy, clear. There's not too much distortion but just enough to make it all sound dirty and nice. Most the songs are rather mid tempo. There's no 130BPM floorkillers here. There are no catchy saw-wave lead synths taken from Vanguard. All the sounds have a purpose of creating a very dark atmosphere... It works really good with some glitches and loops here and there.

Of course there's a lot of Diary of Dreams influences here and there. But that didn't bother me as much as the vocals. I just don't think I'll ever be a fan of Adrians voice. I can't tell you why really, it just don't work for me. Overall the album sounds good. Unfortunately there's only one song that stood out for me and that's the second track - ".Com/Kill one". It brings some of the before mentioned glitches and IDM parts which made it all very interesting for me. The rest of the songs are just there. The album flows very cool while listening to it in the background yet somehow I had the feeling that it's actually quite short.

The album is in my local store. I'm actually considering buying it even tho like I said before I'm not a Diary of Dreams fan. I think most of the Diary of Dreams fans will enjoy this, and maybe this will help the non Diary of Dreams fans like the original product? We'll see... Jun 11 2013

Wojciech Król

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