Monospore - Control The Game... Regain Control!
EBM, Harsh EBM Hailing from the same country as Leaether Strip and psychopomps, Monospore is aiming to infuse some more of Denmark into the international EBM/Dark Electro scene. They obviously know their classics, because the intro of "Remember" is almost the same as Nitzer Ebb's "Getting closer". Ihearwhatyoudidthere. But lets not be too negative! While not going for the originality price, Monospore delivers a pretty decent EBM album. I like the fact that the band doesn't use too much effects on their vocals, compared to many others who use the angry cookiemonster/gollem treatment way too much.

Maybe its the Danish vibe, because Monospore does remind me a lot of the Danish bands i mentioned earlier, though i can make out influences from Tyske Ludder and old Armageddon Dildos as well. There is an original Zoth Ommog vibe about this band, and i like that.

Musically you will not find many surprises here. Monospore is into EBM and does no attempts in incorporating other influences. Which is no problem as long as the music is good, and fortunately Monospore brings a decent quality EBM to the fold. Though i can't make out a "OMFG! This track is going to dominate a dancefloor" song, the level is high on average, and the whole album is pleasurable to listen to.

With the album you get 13 original tracks and three remixes among which Leather Strip. Well, that is no surprise for a Danish band i guess. Haujobb and Steinkind also deliver a remix, so all good here. Anyway, if EBM is your game and especially the old Zoth Ommog sound, you are going to love this album.
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Brutal Resonance

Monospore - Control The Game... Regain Control!

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2012 by Delta-Ego
Hailing from the same country as Leaether Strip and psychopomps, Monospore is aiming to infuse some more of Denmark into the international EBM/Dark Electro scene. They obviously know their classics, because the intro of "Remember" is almost the same as Nitzer Ebb's "Getting closer". Ihearwhatyoudidthere. But lets not be too negative! While not going for the originality price, Monospore delivers a pretty decent EBM album. I like the fact that the band doesn't use too much effects on their vocals, compared to many others who use the angry cookiemonster/gollem treatment way too much.

Maybe its the Danish vibe, because Monospore does remind me a lot of the Danish bands i mentioned earlier, though i can make out influences from Tyske Ludder and old Armageddon Dildos as well. There is an original Zoth Ommog vibe about this band, and i like that.

Musically you will not find many surprises here. Monospore is into EBM and does no attempts in incorporating other influences. Which is no problem as long as the music is good, and fortunately Monospore brings a decent quality EBM to the fold. Though i can't make out a "OMFG! This track is going to dominate a dancefloor" song, the level is high on average, and the whole album is pleasurable to listen to.

With the album you get 13 original tracks and three remixes among which Leather Strip. Well, that is no surprise for a Danish band i guess. Haujobb and Steinkind also deliver a remix, so all good here. Anyway, if EBM is your game and especially the old Zoth Ommog sound, you are going to love this album. Jun 29 2013

Pieter Winkelaar

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