tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

18/09/2014 : LOVELORN DOLLS - Japanese Robot Invasion

LOVELORN DOLLS

Japanese Robot Invasion

MusicCD
Electro RockGothic RockMetal

[99/100]   

Alfa-Matrix
18/09/2014, Filip VAN MUYLEM

This new album was one of the long awaited albums and confirms everything: Belgium really has talent! This female fronted electro gothic rock band has everything to conquer the status of a superstar! It's not only the catchy melancholy, the perfect melodic sound, the lyrics, the artwork, the passion or the perfect vocals: no, their music is just like superglue. Once it’s dropped on you, it's impossible to get rid of it! The EP The Thrill was already reviewed and repeating that would be a bit dull, so when interested: read it here

It all starts with the catchy Happy valentine, the beginning might remind you of Marilyn Manson, but once Ladyhell opens her throat and starts to sing this tracks reaches its first high. The vocals will enchant you. The melancholy and the guitars are just so perfect! The EP tracks have disappeared.

Long Awaited Kiss has a more eclectic minded start, with a bit of drum 'n bass and a real metal minded guitar sound and a smooth melancholic drive that somehow will make you smile and feel a bit happier. Japanese Robot Invasion goes further down the eclectic lane with vocals that feel like as if there is indeed an urgent need to run and escape from an invasion of Japanese robots!

Curse of the crab is a track that talks about cancer and hits you hard. One can call it a depressing pearl. Their own version of the mega hit Just like heaven (The Cure) proves that they are really gifted as you can only destroy the beauty of the original, but they didn't and simply added enough of their own sound and created a track of their own (just like K-Bereit did with A Forest). Their vampire Gothrock Blood Moon is ready to become an instant classic for lovers of this genre! The vocals sound very close to a mature version of Sylver aka Silvy De Bie (and that is a great thing).

The last one is more into trip hop genre (Tricky and Massive Attack with some influences from Clan of Xymox and added with the most beautiful vocals you can think of! It changes halfway from a more poppy to a clear electro rock sound.

The conclusion is quite simple: a perfectly crafted diamond of the most expensive kind! So buy it, book or go see them, talk about them and help them grow!

TRACK-LISTING
CD1
01. Happy Valentine
02. The Thrill
03. Long Awaited Kiss
04. Japanese Robot Invasion
05. Miss Friday Night
06. Curse Of The Crab
07. Just Like Heaven
08. Blood Moon
09. Jasmina
10. Wolf Inside

CD2 "Robots Are Coming" – bonus disc only available in the limited carton box edition
01. The Thrill (EVESTUS rmx)
02. Happy Valentine (CONSUMER JUNK rmx)
03. Miss Friday Night (COSMIC ARMCHAIR rmx)
04. Curse of the Crab (NEIKKA RPM rmx)
05. The Thrill (BEYOND VIOLET's 80's Synthrmx)
06. Miss Friday Night (ZEITGEIST ZERO rmx)
07. The Thrill (JUNKSISTA rmx)
08. Long Awaited Kiss (HELL:SECTOR rmx)
09. Miss Friday Night (CHIT CHAT SEX BAND rmx)
10. Happy Valentine (Tom Erik Isaksenrmx)

 

Filip VAN MUYLEM
18/09/2014


 

Next reviews
AHARON KESHALES & NAVOT PAUSHADO • Big Bad Wolves
BOB MOULD • Beauty And Ruin
• THICKER THAN WATER
VOID VISION • Sub Rosa
RAYA MARTIN • Independencia
LONE • Reality Testing
NUCLEUS TORN • Street Lights Fail
MERCIFUL NUNS • Meteora
ZHANGKE JIA • A Touch Of Sin
SKEPTICAL MINDS • Run for your live 2014

 

Other reviews from LOVELORN DOLLS
LOVELORN DOLLS • The thrill EP

 

Same genre: ELECTRO ROCK
TECHNOLORGY • Carnivore
FUTURE PILOT AKA • Orkestra Digitalis
THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA • Mesmeranto
YATES AND YOUNG • Splinters Ep
NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS • Ghosteen (Ghosteen/Bad Seed Ltd.)
I AM A ROCKETSHIP • Mind Grafitti
ARMY OF THE UNIVERSE • Resin EP
YOU, VICIOUS! • You, Vicious!
BROKEN EGO • Getting Higher
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!! • Shatter

 

Same genre: GOTHIC ROCK
THE MARS MODEL • Sister Glory / Frozen in Time
THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE • DIAMONDS
THE MARS MODEL • FrancoBelga
MONO INC. • The Book Of Fire
MONICA RICHARDS & ANTHONY JONES • AESTUARIUM
DAVID J • The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet's Cut) Ft. Rose McGowan
WISBORG • From the Cradle to the Coffin
VARIOUS ARTISTS • DARKSIDE OF THE CON III
WISBORG • From the Cradle to the Coffin
PALE BLUE MOON • Supernatural

 

Same genre: METAL
GROOVENOM • Wir müssen reden
COMBICHRIST • Hate Like Me
FROSTTIDE • Decedents – Enshrined
INCONCESSUS LUX LUCIS
VARIOUS • ALCATRAZ METAL FESTIVAL 2018 10-12th August, Kortrijk, Belgium
GHOST • Popestar
SWITCHBLADE • “2016”
WILDHEART • WILDHEART
NERVOSA • Agony
ASP • Verfallen Folge 2: Fassaden

Music reviews

25
01
POUPPEE FABRIKK
Burn Forever
23
01
STURM CAFE
Fernes Land
18
01
DISTANT VOICES
Long Road to Home
17
01
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
Mechanical Soul
16
01
IMPLANT
Phantom Pain
15
01
DD SANCHEZ
StRaNgE

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

25
01
Exactly 43 years ago, Joy Division played their very first concert!
24
01
Today, exactly 30 years ago Front 242 released the album Tyranny ▶For You◀
24
01
Today, 3 years ago, Mark E. Smith, singer of legendary post-punk band The Fall died, aged 60
22
01
On this day, 11 years ago, Nitzer Ebb released their sixth studio album Industrial Complex!
21
01
Today, exactly 28 years ago, Ministry released Just One Fix!
19
01
On this day, 30 years ago (19 January 1991), The Cure performed at The Great British Music Awards!

Concert reviews

24
09
RED ZEBRA
29 augustus 2020 - Zarlarswing

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

07
01
MAMAN KUSTERS
‘Let’s Keep It Intriguing
16
12
THE BREATH OF LIFE
'No, I never considered quitting making music. Nor to taste good special beers.'
05
12
CEVIN KEY (SKINNY PUPPY, DOWNLOAD)
'It really has been like the formation of a new band in a lot of ways...'
03
12
ALEX SKOLNICK (TESTAMENT, ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO)
'I was as knocked out as I was hearing Van Halen...'
14
11
PROYECTO MIRAGE
I Think We Needed A Break

PHOTOS

25
09
PETER HEPPNER
Strandkorb Open Air Mönchengladbach
20
09
STAR-INDUSTRY
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DEER DEAR
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LARVA
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LIZARD SMILE
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DELERITAS
Liège New Wave Festival
20
08
JUSTIN SULLIVAN & GASTONE
Kreisverwaltung Groß-Gerau

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

25
01
STRONG PRODUCT
Trolleybus Park
24
01
BUZZ KULL
Last in the club
23
01
KALTE NACHT
Voices in silence
22
01
SYNAPTIC DEFECT
Tacky games
21
01
ROB ZOMBIE
The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)
20
01
NEW ORDER
True Faith
19
01
CORDE OBLIQUE
Suono su tela