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Cyanide Regime: Global Compromise

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Artist: Cyanide Regime (@)
Title: Global Compromise
Format: CD
Label: Gorestone
Distributor: DSBP
Rated: *****
There's still life in the regime, although band-leader Fernando Silva had to take a deep breath, until he could get ready with a new album after the debut 'Visions of Order' in 2007. Several things have changed in the band formation of Cyanide Regime. Fernando seems to be the only one constantly working force, while he has hired with Brian Blitzkrieg and KC Killjoy two new members to lead the Cyanide Regime into new sonic territories. But on 'Global Compromise' a lot of the already discovered ingredients got warmed up: the music remains to be based in relative ear-friendly produced Harsh EBM/Industrial efforts, while Fernando keeps on to 'bark' like a mad dog his lyrically onslaught into the microphone. The new tracks are coming out straight and feature that typical in-your-face-attitude to keep the masses in motion on the dancefloors. Asides the main track of this new album, 'We March', also 'Deception' or 'Out Of My Life' work excellent to let your body move to the rhythm of kick and snare. The production generally sounds more polished and matured compared to the debut, although I may expected a bit more development, especially with having in mind, that two new band members should be able, to integrate own and different ideas. 'By Strangulation' is a track consisting of multiple voice samples and different selected beats, which needs to be pointed out, as this one leaves the most the known path of Cyanide Regime. After only 6 new original tracks, it starts, what quite often starts in this scene: a kind of a remix 'war' with some foreign contributions. 'We March' is unsurprisingly the victim for Sebastian Komor (Komor Kommando / Icon Of Coil), Spektralized, and the relatively undiscovered Dalliance. Additionally you'll get a 'Reprise' of this track by KC Killjoy, which concludes this album. It's always the same with these business-only remix contributions: a few of them provide good ideas, but generally they can never-ever rival with the quality of the original composition - same here, and 2 - 3 own compositions would have done better. Finally worth to mention a revamped, 2011-version of 'Memoria', originally available on 'Visions Of Order'. It's a crafty new interpretation of this track, although I haven't found out so far, why this one needed a new interpretation. 'Global Compromise' swims well with the current state of the Hellectro-art ' but not more. It has become a bit to foreseeable and bigger surprises have been left out. May this project still needs a bit more time to mature and several promising opening gigs with better known projects like FGFC 820 for instance should help with it.