Music Reviews

Jul 15 2004
Artist: Asmodeus X
Title: Morning Star
Format: CD
Asmodeus X presents an interesting challenge to the reviewer's ears, because, on one hand, the music has a certain minimalist quality to it. It isn't as thick with gobs of layers or anything, but at the same time, there is an undeniable pull to the semi-spartan beats and electronic melodies of this EBM release. The vocals are somewhat flat, but in a good way, in that vocal approach very common to EBM and synthpop. It gives sort of a darker edge, sort of an implication of apathy, befitting the darkness of the proceedings. Because, you see, as pretty and absorbing as this music is in its own way, it's also got plenty of gothic sensibilities, not so much in an oh-wow-this-is-goth-music but just in the general shadowy quality of the music. This would be great music for nighttime driving through the streets of Europe. If that imagery makes any sense to you then maybe you should check this out.



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