Panic Lift - Witness to our Collapse
Industrial After the release of the debut E.P in 2006, we haven been hungry for more from this EBM/Industrial monster called Panic Lift. And here we are in 2009 with the long awaited debut album called 'Witness to our Collapse'. It's an excellent mixture of angry distorted screams and heart pounding beats with really nice melodies, exactly what this music should be about.

The first song out is called "Everything I have" and it reminds me a little bit of Suicide Commando but with one big difference and that is that they have a really nice piano melody which really makes this song stand out from a lot of the other EBM bands out there. Another song that makes this album stand out is "Hold on" in which they combine heavily distorted vocals and clean vocals, a very nice touch indeed. The only problem here is that I think that the clean vocals fall behind the music and that it could be worked on a bit further.

"Witness of our Collapse" adds another thing to this CD which surprised me even more and that is the distorted guitars. I think the song is pretty flat and kind of boring but it's really nice to hear the variation and the dare to experiment.

Overall I'm very pleased with this album, but for the next one I hope he works more with the clean vocal parts.
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Brutal Resonance

Panic Lift - Witness to our Collapse

8.0
"Great"
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Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2008 by Hive Records
After the release of the debut E.P in 2006, we haven been hungry for more from this EBM/Industrial monster called Panic Lift. And here we are in 2009 with the long awaited debut album called 'Witness to our Collapse'. It's an excellent mixture of angry distorted screams and heart pounding beats with really nice melodies, exactly what this music should be about.

The first song out is called "Everything I have" and it reminds me a little bit of Suicide Commando but with one big difference and that is that they have a really nice piano melody which really makes this song stand out from a lot of the other EBM bands out there. Another song that makes this album stand out is "Hold on" in which they combine heavily distorted vocals and clean vocals, a very nice touch indeed. The only problem here is that I think that the clean vocals fall behind the music and that it could be worked on a bit further.

"Witness of our Collapse" adds another thing to this CD which surprised me even more and that is the distorted guitars. I think the song is pretty flat and kind of boring but it's really nice to hear the variation and the dare to experiment.

Overall I'm very pleased with this album, but for the next one I hope he works more with the clean vocal parts.
Apr 08 2009

Fredrik Croona

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