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Thee Maldoror Kollective - New Era Viral Order

Thee Maldoror Kollective - New Era Viral Order

Label : Code 666 | Archive under

Release type: Full-length CD

John : This band thinks they can sound aggressive by just putting a robot-effect onto their vocals, throwing samples from films in between and playing staccato-riffs with electronic beats under it. A lot of bands of this kind wail that they are, contrary to "conventional" Metal bands, truly original and innovating. In the meantime however, bands that utilise this mentioned tactic have become a phenomena with just about the same level of rarity as the sight of our own screwed up face in the mirror, after a wild night of drinking. This style has been there for a while already, only the distortion guitars and metal-influences are new. Compare a bunch of show-off wannabe's like this with legends such as VNV Nation or Suicide Commando, and they are reduced to shreds.

Thee Maldoror Kollective can play alright, and the songs are not composed in a bad way really, but the dark atmosphere and misanthropy that has been promised remains absent. A fact which cannot be diminished or hidden by the heap of 'yada-yada' stories they attached to their music. To top it off, the only thing that is extreme about their music is the way the songs all sound alike. If you appreciate things like Ministry, Rammstein, NIN, Skinny Puppy, Fear Factory and other bands combining industrial/gothic/dark wave-influences anyway, you may just as well add this one to your collection. Especially if you' are more a fan of the "blackish" exponents like Mysticum or Diabolicum. However, if you are looking for something really good and impressive, I warned you, this band is not at all that. Before I forget, according to the biography this is supposed to be "black ritual metal". Indeed, if their goal was to summon the God of Annoyance, they definitely succeeded.

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