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DEATHSTARS THE PERFECT CULT REVIEW 2014

 

DEATHSTARS - THE PERFECT CULT

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

JUNE 13 2014

 

 

For us Swedish industrial rock band Deathstars returns with their long anticipated fourth studio album of their 14 year career:  ‘The Perfect Cult’ couldn’t have come at a better time, after a swathe of great rock albums earlier in the year it’s about time we got something great with a few more teeth; and with the mix again handled by the legendary Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Within Temptation) we’re again in safe hands.


‘The Perfect Cult’ is what Deathstars do so well: 10 tracks of pulsating, well-constructed melodic industrial rock that has a depth and richness that sets them aside from many contemporaries. ‘Expolde’ that opens is all you really need to hear to make up your mind, it’s a key-driven brooding rocker which had you thinking along the lines of Laibach and Sisters of Mercy. If you like that then ‘Fire Galore’ has more of a kick to it and is probably our pick of the bunch.


Elsewhere the lower key ‘All Devil’s Toys’ allows time for reflection, while the sheer slickness of the chorus of ‘Ghost River’ makes it a likely single. The deeper you dig here the more impressed you are by the consistent quality: title track ‘The Perfect Cult’ and ‘Asphalt Angels’ both impress and the climatic ‘Noise Cuts’ that lays this one to rest is a brooding discourse that has an atmosphere you could cut with a knife.


Great brooding Gothic Rock for those darker moments.

 

Deathstars online:
www.deathstars.net  www.facebook.com/deathstars
www.nuclearblast.de/deathstars

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

DEATHSTARS THE PERFECT CULT REVIEW 2014