Zeromancer - Clone Your Lover
EastWest Records
Industrial Metal
10 songs (37'30)
Release year: 2000
Zeromancer, EastWest Records
Reviewed by Marc
Surprise of the month

10 seconds. That's the maximum time before the catchy chorus of the title song "Clone Your Lover" gets permanently engraved in your neurosynaptic pathways. Clearly the absolute killing song of an album mixing metal, electro-industrial and new/dark-wave influences.

Like a lot of industrial bands, it has a touch of cyberpunk style. The name of the band instantly reminded me of "Neuromancer" and "Count Zero" the cyberpunk cult novels by William Gibson. I don't know if that's an intentional choice though.

This may be the first album of the band but its members (most of them from Norway) aren't newbies anymore. Coming from Seigmen and Vampire State Building, these guys certainly know what they are doing. Erik Ljunggren (programming) also produced the latest Theatre Of Tragedy: Musique.

The mix between the guitar part and the electronic part is very successful and both elements are equally important. The guitars borrow elements from the like of Rammstein and Nine Inch Nails. Vocals are typical for this kind of music ranging from gothic influenced to very distorted.

For their next album they announced that they'll do something heavier and more agressive and I'm eager to hear the result. A very good album if you like industrial.

Killing Songs :
Clone Your Lover, Split Seconds, Houses Of Cards
Marc quoted 85 / 100
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