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[ Daemonia Nymphe - Psychostasia ]
[ Daemonia Nymphe - Le Nuit Des Fees - DVD ]
[ Daemonia Nymphe - Krataia Asterope ]
[ Dargaard - Rise and Fall ]
[ Dark Orange - Horizont ]
[ Dark Sanctuary - Thoughts: 9 years in the sanctuary ]
[ Dark Sanctuary - L'être las - L'envers du miroir ]
[ Dark Souls Day - X-Lives ]
[ Dawn Desiree' - Dancing, Dreaming, Longing... ]
[ Dead When I Found Her - Rag Doll Blues ]
[ Dead Can Dance - Anastasis ]
[ Decoded Feedback - disKonnekt ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Aftermath ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Combustion ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Shockwave ]
[ Deep Red - Relics of Desire ]
[ Deep Red - Chimera ]
[ Deep Red - DarkwaterS ]
[ Degrees - Dream On Dreamy ]
[ Dein Schatten - Das Ewige Eis ]
[ Deine Lakaien - On Film - A Video History (DVD) ]
[ Deine Lakaien - White Lies ]
[ Deleyaman - Fourth - Part One ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Nuclear Sun ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Silencis ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Le Paradise Funebre... ]
[ Destroid - Silent World EP ]
[ Destroid - Loudspeaker ]
[ De/Vision - Popgefahr ]
[ De/Vision - NOOB ]
[ De/Vision - Subkutan ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Ego:X ]
[ Diary of Dreams - (if) ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Nekrolog 43 ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Menschfeind ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Nigredo ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Panik Manifesto ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Freak Perfume ]
[ DieMazz - In Shatter'd Innocence ]
[ Dies Natalis - Tristan ]
[ Dies Natalis - Abyss ]
[ Diorama - The Art of Creating Confusing Spirits ]
[ Distorted Reality - Daydreams and Nightmares ]
[ Distorted Reality - The Fine Line Between Love And Hate ]
[ Domiana - The Sacred Heart ]
[ Dominion³ - Life Has Ended Here ]
[ Doppelganger - Dancing ]
[ Dreamchild - Lullabies For The Dead ]
[ Dreamchild - La Fee Verte ]
[ Dreamgaze - Sound Colour ]
[ Dreamself - Part 1, The End ]
[ Dreamside, The - The 13th Chapter ]
[ Dreamside, The - Pale Blue Lights & Nuda Veritas ]
[ Dreamside, The - Spin Moon Magic ]
[ Dreamside, The - Open Your Eyes ]
[ Dreamside, The - Faery Child ]
[ Droom - 10 Songs ]
[ Droom - 128 1/2 Days ]
[ Droom - Blood Culture ]
[ Droom - Stay! ]
[ Droom - While We Can ]
[ Drunk With Joy - Sound Living ]
[ Dyonisis - Intoxicated ]
[ Dyonisis - Dyonisis ]
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[ Edge Of Dawn - Whatever Gets You Through The Night ]
[ Edge Of Dawn - Enjoy The Fall ]
[ Ego Likeness - Breedless ]
[ Ego Likeness - Order of the Reptile ]
[ Ego Likeness - Water To The Dead ]
[ Ego Likeness - Dragonfly ]
[ Eisbrecher - Antikorper ]
[ Eisbrecher - Leider / Virgissmeinnicht ]
[ Eisbrecher - Eisbrecher ]
[ Elane - The Fire of Glenvore ]
[ The Empire Hideous - Body of Work ]
[ Emplosia - Emplosia ]
[ Empty - Open Aeon ]
[ Endanger - Addicted to the Masses ]
[ Engelsstaub - Nachtwa¨rts ]
[ Engelsstaub - Akashic Recordings ]
[ Estampie - Best Of Estampie (1986 - 2006) ]
[ Estampie - Signum ]
[ Eternal Fall, The - Emptiness Vol. 1 & 2 ]
[ Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud - Self-Titled ]
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[ Fair Sex, The - Thin Walls - Part II ]
[ Fair Sex, The - The Dark Ages ]
[ Faith and Disease - Passport to Kinmig ]
[ Faith and the Muse - :ankokuh butoh: ]
[ Faith and the Muse - The Burning Season ]
[ The Fallacy - Love Division ]
[ Falling You - Adore ]
[ Falling You - Faith ]
[ Falling You - Human ]
[ Falling You - Touch ]
[ Faun - Renaissance ]
[ Fayrierie - Michelia Campaka ]
[ Feeding Fingers - Detach Me From My Head ]
[ Feeding Fingers - Baby Teeth ]
[ Feindflug - Volk Und Armee... ]
[ Fektion Fekler - Into The Sun ]
[ Fiction 8 - Forever, Neverafter ]
[ Final Selection - Meridian ]
[ Final Selection - AntiHero ]
[ Flesh Field - Strain ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - Scattered & Buried ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - The Foreign Resort ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - Offshore ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - In The Gloaming ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - Hereafter Moth ]
[ FrightDoll - Reference Version ]
[ Frozen Plasma - Monumentum ]
[ Frozen Plasma - Artificial ]
[ Funker Vogt - Blutzoll ]
[ Funker Vogt - Aviator ]
[ Funker Vogt - Navigator ]
Dein Schatten is the latest project by the talented German musician Dieter Bornschlegel aka BornZero.  Hailing from Dortmund, Germany, BornZero began his musical career at age 7 and by the 70’s was playing in the band Atlantis which was considered one of the most prominent German bands at the time.  With a musical career spanning fourty years, the last ten years have been devoted to his solo work.  After the release of two singles, the album Das Ewige Eis is the first full-length album under this name.  With these works he begins to venture into the Gothic/Industrial crossover realm and so many fans of these genres are just beginning to become familiar with this artist.

With the type of crossover music created by this artist, it is sometimes easy to get lost amid the influx of new electronic artists that are bombarding the scene.  However, I think that fans of Laibach and Rammstein could easily enjoy this music while fans of the darker, Gothic sounds can also enjoy quite a bit.  The span of genres is well done by this artist including even a little bit of the modern EBM/Future Pop sound in a few of the tracks.  The music is certainly more melodic than Rammstein or Laibach but still maintains that edge that harsh electronics and driving guitars portray.

With a full and solid career behind him, BornZero has embarked on a new journey that could prove exciting for fans of the Gothic/Industrial crossover music as well as for himself.  Selections can be heard on the Gothic Paradise Club radio show, so check it out when you get a chance.


Das Ewige Eis – Review

While BornZero has been making music for many years, this is the first encounter that I’ve had with his music, and it comes in the form of his solo project Dein Schatten (your shadow), and the album Das Ewige Eis (the eternal ice).  I first heard the club mix of “Woanders Sein” and was intrigued by the talent and style portrayed in this mix.  I also heard the original track and at first it didn’t really catch my attention.  Later I listened to the entire album and my initial reaction wasn’t that positive.  However, as I’ve listened to the album more and have begun to understand some of the content and delve into the details of each song with the various styles it has gradually grown on me.  This is why I like to take a while to write a final review and like to listen to the albums so many times before forming an opinion that goes down on “paper”.

Now I’m listening to the album again and after “Woanders Sein (Clubmix)” kicks off the album, we begin a true trek through a myriad of styles and moods through each track.  Overall the tone of the album is one of power portrayed through the prominent guitar and deep vocals.  This is present in numerous tracks with their varied soundscapes that build up to an electronic ensemble or grinding guitars such is in the slow, but driving track “Dein Schatten”.  “Free” is another that really builds on these styles and qualities.  As you listen to these and a few other tracks you’ll notice that a lot of thought and effort is put into the guitar on these tracks.  More than just standard riffs or chords, some talented guitar work shines forth.

Besides the driving aspect laiden with guitar, other tracks delve into the slower, more somber moods like “Tranen Der Seele” with the deep vocals murmuring softly with the slow moving beat.  The title track “Ewige Eis” also moves slowly along these lines providing a slight break from the powerful riffs and beats, although the vocals are still quite powerful and have that harsh tone to them that comes across so well in the german language.  One of my favorite tracks besides the club mix of “Woanders Sein” is “Abschied”.  I think it’s the dreamy synthpop fan in me that enjoys this track so much.  It starts out with a slight ambient tone to it that slowly builds with a nice driving and catchy beat.  These elements get the listener moving and surprisingly the deep German vocals blend so well that it is quite hypnotic.  The vocals start low and slowly build into a powerful crescendo.  The beautiful guitar in the background also provides a nice accent to this music.  If the entire album were composed as well as this track, it would be a perfect album in so many ways.

After listening to this album several times I’ve really grown to enjoy it and can’t find too many things I would really change.  BornZero definitely incorporates many styles from the past few decades that some fans may not enjoy as much as others, but I’ve found they’ve been mixed in quite well.  Overall a very nice job and highly recommended especially for those that understand the German language to get more out of the entire feelings and thoughts behind the songs.

Rating: 4/5


Website: www.dein-schatten.de

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