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Artist: VIGILANTE (@)
Title: War Of Ideas
Format: 2 x CD (double CD)
Label: Black Rain (@)
Rated: *****
After a line-up change (Iván Muñoz is now the only one left who's helped out on live gigs by Lucía Ponticas - Keyboards and Daniel Duarte - Guitars) Vigilante are back with their second full length. The eleven new tracks have enhanced the crossover with the modern industrial metal genre and if tracks like the opening "Fair flight", "Fire" or "Victims" are still referring to the old industrial metal e.b.m. because of the way the sequencer is used, tracks like "Get in the ring" and "Black day" sound respectively influenced by Fear Factory and Korn. Refreshing a solid genre based on heavy rhythms and sounds isn't that easy and trying to do something new is a good thing but, as usual, everything depends on the response of the lovers of the genre. Anyway, the album sounds solid even if it doesn't contain impressive songs that will become classics. It contains some good ones that you'll spin more than others but there isn't a re-visitation of the industrial metal e.b.m. genre. For the lovers of remixes, the first press of 1000 copies has a free CD containing remixes of "Fair fight", "Fire", "Forever" and "The other side" for a total of twelve tracks (thanks to Reikka RPM, Dreamside, Lamia, Sophya, Amateur God, Deadcell, etc.). If you won't hurry you'll be able to enjoy the "Fire" video of CD1.



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