Razorfade - This Clear Shining
Electro, Gothrock Razorfade is a new super group with ex members from bands like Ikon and Suspiria. The album 'This Clear Shining' is a bit original in the way, since they take elements of goth/postpunk and combine it with more modern electro, which makes it very danceable while being a bit dark and moody.

The album starts out a bit slow with the first track funnily called "The Razor Fades" and this tracks leave a lot to desire, because it's very slow and minimalistic and simply boring, which is not a good start for me.

But what happens then? We get the second track called "Chemical Distraction" which is a really VNV Nation like track (more old school VNV) with powerful and melodic chorus with catchy melodies.

It seems they borrowed quite a lot of the electro style from bands like VNV Nation etc, but mixing it with old school goth music makes it a lot more original and they really do it good. The only thing I wish for it maybe a bit higher and more appearing guitars on the really heavy electro based tracks.

The vocals aren't much to say about , if you've heard bands like Bauhaus, Ikon, Fields of Nephilim, then you know that you can expect. A half moaning/dark voice which really adds that goth feeling to the music. It's not really good singing, but it works very well with the music.

This is the best goth/electro band I've heard for quite some time and I really think you should go get it.
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Razorfade - This Clear Shining

7.0
"Good"
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Released 2010 by Alfa-Matrix
Razorfade is a new super group with ex members from bands like Ikon and Suspiria. The album 'This Clear Shining' is a bit original in the way, since they take elements of goth/postpunk and combine it with more modern electro, which makes it very danceable while being a bit dark and moody.

The album starts out a bit slow with the first track funnily called "The Razor Fades" and this tracks leave a lot to desire, because it's very slow and minimalistic and simply boring, which is not a good start for me.

But what happens then? We get the second track called "Chemical Distraction" which is a really VNV Nation like track (more old school VNV) with powerful and melodic chorus with catchy melodies.

It seems they borrowed quite a lot of the electro style from bands like VNV Nation etc, but mixing it with old school goth music makes it a lot more original and they really do it good. The only thing I wish for it maybe a bit higher and more appearing guitars on the really heavy electro based tracks.

The vocals aren't much to say about , if you've heard bands like Bauhaus, Ikon, Fields of Nephilim, then you know that you can expect. A half moaning/dark voice which really adds that goth feeling to the music. It's not really good singing, but it works very well with the music.

This is the best goth/electro band I've heard for quite some time and I really think you should go get it.
Oct 03 2010

Fredrik Croona

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