Neotek - Sex, Murder and Rock'n'Roll
EBM, Electronics In 1995 the Danish EBM band Neotek released their debut album 'Brain over Muscle' and then... well, after that nothing happened until 2004 when the debut album was re-released together with an extra CD full of remixes. An EP called 'Mind over Matter' containing a bunch of remixes as well as a couple of new tracks, bringing the tide of things to come. Finally, now in the end of 2009 the band releases their second official album 'Sex, Murder and Rock 'n' Roll', fourteen years after the release of their debut. Must be one hell of an album, right?

The album opens up with one little violent story about one big and shiny Magnum 44 called "My Shiny 44" and even though it is a pretty slow track, it somehow reminds me of an electronic version of some track from Nick Cave's "Murder Ballads". The second track "Right or Wrong" really set the pace of this kind of electronic punk EBM we are about to experience. Even though things slow down in some of the tracks, it's really the faster tracks that separate the men from the boys. The fifth track "Failure" is my favourite song of the album, explosive and aggressive and with some great melodies. The same goes for "Alive" and "Revolver" as well.

This album is somewhat of a roller coaster where great and explosive tracks are mixed with slower and less good tracks. If Neotek are able to bring the overall quality up a notch, they have the potential to create one hell of a great EBM album that people surely will enjoy, as long as you are able to cope with kind of trivial lyrics and some false sounding vocals. I wonder if we have to wait another fourteen years until the next release.
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Brutal Resonance

Neotek - Sex, Murder and Rock'n'Roll

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2009 by Black Rain
In 1995 the Danish EBM band Neotek released their debut album 'Brain over Muscle' and then... well, after that nothing happened until 2004 when the debut album was re-released together with an extra CD full of remixes. An EP called 'Mind over Matter' containing a bunch of remixes as well as a couple of new tracks, bringing the tide of things to come. Finally, now in the end of 2009 the band releases their second official album 'Sex, Murder and Rock 'n' Roll', fourteen years after the release of their debut. Must be one hell of an album, right?

The album opens up with one little violent story about one big and shiny Magnum 44 called "My Shiny 44" and even though it is a pretty slow track, it somehow reminds me of an electronic version of some track from Nick Cave's "Murder Ballads". The second track "Right or Wrong" really set the pace of this kind of electronic punk EBM we are about to experience. Even though things slow down in some of the tracks, it's really the faster tracks that separate the men from the boys. The fifth track "Failure" is my favourite song of the album, explosive and aggressive and with some great melodies. The same goes for "Alive" and "Revolver" as well.

This album is somewhat of a roller coaster where great and explosive tracks are mixed with slower and less good tracks. If Neotek are able to bring the overall quality up a notch, they have the potential to create one hell of a great EBM album that people surely will enjoy, as long as you are able to cope with kind of trivial lyrics and some false sounding vocals. I wonder if we have to wait another fourteen years until the next release.
Nov 27 2009

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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