Wintermute EBM, Industrial Necro Facility With the release of 'Wintermute', Necro Facility has gone from being "that Swedish band with the Canadian sound" to being truly Necro Facility. Even though it's not something as unique as a cure for cancer would have been, they have set a sound that is them and not always compared with Skinny Puppy. And I think that Necro Facility will be able to live with the fact that they have become one of those artists that could be mentioned in the sentence "the new [bandname]" and "the old [bandname]", because what they have created is a true masterpiece. Their label Progress Productions has labelled it "Industrial Pop" which actually is the best way to describe it. It is very clear that Oscar is working with pop music as a profession and it truly shines through, in a good way. And even though the sound is fit for most radio stations, you still hear them flirt with 'The Black Paintings' and 'The Room'. Every sound and every effect is there for a reason and with laser surgery precision, but they manage to keep the emotions and fun in it and not only make it dead and sterile. 'Wintermute' is very much alive and neither cold nor mute. Until this date, the only real taste of what to come was the amazing "Do You Feel The Same" that has been on many compilations (and lately "Cuts" that is on the exclusive compilation here on Brutal Resonance), and I was bit worried that it would be the one hit track, and sure, it's a hit and it is pure genius, the thing is that the rest of the 9 tracks on this album is the same. Every track has something to bring, it's not just listening to music; it's more like experience 'Wintermute'. Just sit back and listen to the perfectly engineered sounds. To give you tracks you should listen to is useless, I would simply have to copy and paste the tracklist. To be honest, it's only one complaint I have, and that is the length of "Do You Feel The Same". While the other tracks last for around 4 minutes, that song, which is one of my all time favourites, only goes on for 2:50 minutes. With such a strong melody and chorus, they could easily have made it 1:30 minutes longer. And since that is the biggest concern I have, you can understand how hard it is to find any faults with this release. If this album is not listed as a highlight of the year in different types of media, I will eat Nick's toenail clippings. Seriously. This is the second 10/10 rating I have ever given in my list of about 400 reviews. They are worth it. 550
Brutal Resonance

Necro Facility - Wintermute

10
"Legendary"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Progress Productions
With the release of 'Wintermute', Necro Facility has gone from being "that Swedish band with the Canadian sound" to being truly Necro Facility. Even though it's not something as unique as a cure for cancer would have been, they have set a sound that is them and not always compared with Skinny Puppy.

And I think that Necro Facility will be able to live with the fact that they have become one of those artists that could be mentioned in the sentence "the new [bandname]" and "the old [bandname]", because what they have created is a true masterpiece. Their label Progress Productions has labelled it "Industrial Pop" which actually is the best way to describe it. It is very clear that Oscar is working with pop music as a profession and it truly shines through, in a good way. And even though the sound is fit for most radio stations, you still hear them flirt with 'The Black Paintings' and 'The Room'.

Every sound and every effect is there for a reason and with laser surgery precision, but they manage to keep the emotions and fun in it and not only make it dead and sterile. 'Wintermute' is very much alive and neither cold nor mute.

Until this date, the only real taste of what to come was the amazing "Do You Feel The Same" that has been on many compilations (and lately "Cuts" that is on the exclusive compilation here on Brutal Resonance), and I was bit worried that it would be the one hit track, and sure, it's a hit and it is pure genius, the thing is that the rest of the 9 tracks on this album is the same. Every track has something to bring, it's not just listening to music; it's more like experience 'Wintermute'. Just sit back and listen to the perfectly engineered sounds.

To give you tracks you should listen to is useless, I would simply have to copy and paste the tracklist. To be honest, it's only one complaint I have, and that is the length of "Do You Feel The Same". While the other tracks last for around 4 minutes, that song, which is one of my all time favourites, only goes on for 2:50 minutes. With such a strong melody and chorus, they could easily have made it 1:30 minutes longer. And since that is the biggest concern I have, you can understand how hard it is to find any faults with this release.

If this album is not listed as a highlight of the year in different types of media, I will eat Nick's toenail clippings. Seriously. This is the second 10/10 rating I have ever given in my list of about 400 reviews. They are worth it.
May 02 2011

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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