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[ Saltillo - Monocyte ]
[ Schattenkinder - Vision of Nightfall ]
[ Schonwald - Between Parallel Lights ]
[ Schonwald - Dream For The Fall ]
[ Screams For Tina - 2003 A.D. ]
[ SD6 - Between Noise and Transmission ]
[ Seabound - Double-Crosser ]
[ Seabound - No Sleep Demon V2.0 ]
[ Seabound - Poisonous Friend ]
[ Seabound - Beyond Flatline ]
[ Second Skin - Black Eyed Angel ]
[ Secret Lie - Pandora ]
[ Secret Lie - Behind The Truth ]
[ The Secret Meeting - Ultrashiver ]
[ Sensuous Enemy - Voyager ]
[ Sentinel of Eternity - Sentinel of Eternity ]
[ Seventh Harmonic - The Garden of Dilmun ]
[ Sexy Suicide - Intruder ]
[ ShadowPlay - ShadowPlay ]
[ She Likes Winter - A Year In Our Lives ]
[ Sibelian - Gothic Opera 1999-2011 ]
[ Silent Auction - H On Earth ]
[ Silica Gel - Genesis ]
[ Silica Gel - Nada Es Eterno ]
[ Silica Gel - La Mitad ]
[ Silvery - Black Box ]
[ [:SITD:] - Ikon:Koru ]
[ [:SITD:] - Rot ]
[ [:SITD:] - bestie:mensch ]
[ [:SITD:] - Coded Message:12 ]
[ [:SITD:] - Stronghold ]
[ Skeleton Trees - Season of Mists ]
[ Skinny Puppy - The Greater Wrong of the Right ]
[ Sleep Slid In - The Open Diary ]
[ Sleeptheif - Eurydice (CDS) ]
[ Sleeptheif - The Dawnseeker ]
[ Soil and Eclipse - Mirror ]
[ Soil and Eclipse - Purity ]
[ Sol Invictus - Sol Veritus Lux (2006) ]
[ Solemn Novena - Kiss The Girls ]
[ Soman - Mask ]
[ Somnare - Bellum Esse ]
[ The Soil Bleeds Black - Mirror of the Middle Ages ]
[ Soriah (with Ashkelon Sain) - Eztica ]
[ Soriah (with Ashkelon Sain) - Atlan ]
[ Soul Flight - Soul Flight ]
[ Soulscape - Grave New World ]
[ Sound Of Eleven - No Artist / No Name ]
[ SPC ECO - The Art of Pop ]
[ SPC ECO - Sirens and Satellites ]
[ SPC ECO - Push EP ]
[ SPC ECO - 3-D ]
[ State of the Union - Inpendum ]
[ State of the Union - Timerunner ]
[ Stereoskop - Electrika ]
[ Stereoskop - In A While EP ]
[ sToa - Silmand ]
[ sToa - ZAL ]
[ Streeturchin - Native ['neitiv] ]
[ Stromkern - Light It Up ]
[ Stromkern - Stand Up ]
[ Subway To Sally - Bastard ]
[ Suicide Commando - X.20 (Best Of) ]
[ Suicide Commando - Bind, Torture, Kill ]
[ Suicide Commando - Axis of Evil ]
[ Sumerland - Imaginary Ways ]
[ Supreme Court - Yell It Out ]
[ The Sweetest Condition - We Defy Oblivion ]
[ The Sweetest Condition - Edge of the World ]
[ Sykoya - Strange Night ]
[ Syrian - Death of a Sun ]
[ Syrian - Alien Nation ]
[ Syrian - Kosmonauta ]
[ Syrian - Cosmic Gate ]
[ System Syn - No Sky To Fall ]
[ System Syn - All Seasons Pass ]
[ System Syn - End ]
[ System Syn - The Mourning Ritual ]
[ System Syn - Postscript ]
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[ Tannhauser - a.new.biostate ]
[ Tearwave - Different Shade Of Beauty ]
[ Tearwave - Tearwave ]
[ Terminal Gods - Electric Eyes ]
[ Them Are Us Too - T.A.U.T.
[ Third Realm - Deranged ]
[ Third Realm - New World Order ]
[ Third Realm - Romantic Death ]
[ ThouShaltNot - Land Dispute ]
[ ThouShaltNot - The White Beyond ]
[ Thy Veils - The Diaphonous Depressions ]
[ Tolchock - Elements of Rage ]
[ Tolchock - Wipe Out, Burn Down, Annihilate ]
[ Tor Lundvall - Yule ]
[ T.O.Y. - Fairytale MCD ]
[ T.O.Y. - White Lights ]
[ Trance to the Sun - Spiders, Aether & Rain ]
[ Trinity Project, The - The Subtle Movements... ]
[ Tristraum - Gray ]
[ Trobar De Morte - Legends of Blood and Light ]
[ Trobar De Morte - Reverie ]
[ Trobar De Morte - Fairydust ]
[ The Twilight Garden - A World We Pretend ]
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[ Unavox - Angels Dance Upwards ]
[ Underwater Pilots - Tranquil Places ]
[ Unheilig - Zelluloid ]
[ Unto Ashes - Ghosts Captured ]
[ Unto Ashes - Burials Foretold ]
[ Unto Ashes - The Blood of my Lady ]
[ Unto Ashes - Songs for a Widow ]
[ Unto Ashes - Grave Blessings ]
[ Unto Ashes - I Cover You With Blood ]
[ Unto Ashes - Empty Into White ]
[ Unto Ashes - Saturn Return ]
[ Unwoman - Blossoms ]
Hailing from Barcelona, this duo has been a part of the local electro-industrial musical scene for several years under different projects including Tannhauser since at least 2002 with their split self-titled release with Event. Tannhauser The duo consists of members Moises Marti and Oskar Fernandez, both contributing their own talents and vision to this project.  The band had several tangents including Asphalt! which includes a variety of other members for a live sound.  2005 brought the direction back to be focused on Tannhauser and the band released the powerful disc a.new.biostate.

The nice thing about this band is that they are not just another EBM band following all the old recipes of synths, samples, pounding beats and variety of distorted or harsh vocals.  While they do have many of these elements that will please most EBM fans, they delve into synthpop, a little bit of electro-goth and some harsh industrial and power noise.  It's hard to draw direct comparisons with this band due to their unique style, but I think some good comparisons between older VNV Nation with the harsher music and mostly monotone vocals and possibly with the driving electronic styles of The Invincible Spirt.  Needless to say fans from a wide variety of genres will relate to and latch onto the music from this band.  If you haven't heard of this band, you'll definitely want to check them out and hear what you're missing.  Be sure to listen to tracks on the Gothic Paradise Club radio show.



a.new.biostate - Review

Having been something of a fan of this project as well as older material under Kalte Sterne, it was a pleasure to pick up this new album from this dynamic electro-industrial project. a.new.biostate They manage to create so many unique styles and tracks on this album that it is quite captivating.  The disc contains ten fresh new tracks that long-time fans can enjoy.  Along with these new pieces there are also four new remixes, two from previously released works and two from this disc.  The CD comes in a regular jewel case, but includes a nice booklet containing lyrics and information on each track and overall production, etc.  The band truly crosses international boundaries with lyrics in English, Spanish and German.  The accent in each language seems clear and understandable and so native speakers will be able to enjoy each piece.

"El Eterno Retorno" kicks off the album with a haunting atmosphere slowly progressing through a suspenseful soundtrack to build and fade and give way to the powerful pounding beats of "Estructura Violenta".  This range of dark electronics and haunting soundtracks comprise the overall feeling of this album as the listener is sucked into the violent and angst-ridden pieces like "No Lamento", "Biostate" and the additionally powerful remixes at the end of the album.

Besides the raw talent in selecting and composing the music for each track, this duo manages to take the various influences from all around us and especially what is shown in the various movies and take samples from these and incorporate them into the music.  The samples come to life so well throughout each track that they're used on to help set the mood by the vocal expressions or just the choice of words in the samples.  These appear in each language the lyrics are also in and so they provide a unique perspective to different listeners.

While the entire album is a great work, there are a few tracks that really stand out as excellent pieces.  The first few tracks really held my attention, especially with the samples included in "No Lamento".  The first time I heard "Dominatrix", I thought "oh boy, what are we in for?" But after hearing this track several times it has really grown on me and has actually become probably my favorite piece from this album with it's simple elements of harsh EBM and Noise elements. The varied vocals in the different languages add a whole new dynamic to this track.  Each verse builds through devastating beats and these Nitzer Ebb-like chanting vocals, then right in the middle of all of this chaos there are short, sweet little ethereal lines sung with siren-like vocals that bring the track to a new level.

With all of that said, the album overall is a really great piece of work.  This is something that EBM fans should definitely go out, track down and buy and listen to over and over again.

Rating: 4/5



Website: www.causticrecords.com/tannhauser
Label: Caustic Records

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