Kaos-Frequenz - Sadistic Monsters
Harsh EBM, Industrial Let's have another go with Kaos-Frequenz, shall we? Last time we visited the land of Torsten Kroke, I was not too impressed with his debut album 'Never Ending Torture'. Can the follow-up EP 'Sadistic Monsters' from the end of 2009 do any better?

Both yes and no is the answer I can give you. The mumbling sound is still there, which I really dislike, since it's drowning all the different sounds into just one huge sound of an enormous stone tumbling down a hill. The title track "Sadistic Monsters" is like all the other tracks from the album and nothing to get excited about. However, the second track "Strafgericht" is truly a step in the right direction, a bit cleaner sound and actually a great melody in the chorus. I have to say that I do like it.

Then, unfortunately, it goes right back to mumble town again with the instrumental and sample based ?Gunfire?. It really sounds like I would try to use the Loudness setting on my crappy car stereo that makes the original speakers shake the plastic interior. Doesn't work.

There's a bunch of remixes as well. T.H Industry have managed to clean up ?Gunfire? a bit and actually made it into a noisy electro tune that is pretty cool. I like the sounds in it.

On this EP, "Strafgericht" is the only track that I really like, but it seems like the general value have risen overall on this EP compared to the album, but far from good enough for me to set the Patrik seal of approval on this one.
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Brutal Resonance

Kaos-Frequenz - Sadistic Monsters

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2009 by Sonic-X
Let's have another go with Kaos-Frequenz, shall we? Last time we visited the land of Torsten Kroke, I was not too impressed with his debut album 'Never Ending Torture'. Can the follow-up EP 'Sadistic Monsters' from the end of 2009 do any better?

Both yes and no is the answer I can give you. The mumbling sound is still there, which I really dislike, since it's drowning all the different sounds into just one huge sound of an enormous stone tumbling down a hill. The title track "Sadistic Monsters" is like all the other tracks from the album and nothing to get excited about. However, the second track "Strafgericht" is truly a step in the right direction, a bit cleaner sound and actually a great melody in the chorus. I have to say that I do like it.

Then, unfortunately, it goes right back to mumble town again with the instrumental and sample based ?Gunfire?. It really sounds like I would try to use the Loudness setting on my crappy car stereo that makes the original speakers shake the plastic interior. Doesn't work.

There's a bunch of remixes as well. T.H Industry have managed to clean up ?Gunfire? a bit and actually made it into a noisy electro tune that is pretty cool. I like the sounds in it.

On this EP, "Strafgericht" is the only track that I really like, but it seems like the general value have risen overall on this EP compared to the album, but far from good enough for me to set the Patrik seal of approval on this one.
Jun 10 2010

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
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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