tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd / digital review

29/04/2020 : THIRD REALM - The Art of Despair

THIRD REALM

The Art of Despair

MusicCD / Digital
Alternative RockDark PopIndustrial

[90/100]   

darkTunes
29/04/2020, Ash MCAULIFFE

Nathan Reiner has been producing music under the moniker of Third Realm since 2000. His musical output has been prolific and impressive with this new record, “The Art of Despair”, being his 11th record since 2007. Each release has seen Reiner grow and here he has worked to meticulously refine and fine tune his musicianship. In doing so and by taking all of the strong elements from each previous record and ploughing them into the making of this album he has crafted Third Realm’s magnum opus. It’s a stellar work of 14 original songs (with 3 bonus remixes) with a varying degree of genres on display which serves to make the album both irresistibly exciting and unpredictable. Normally, an album with a duration of nigh on 80 minutes can become cumbersome and a chore to digest. That isn’t the case here. The album is fully engrossing from start to finish.

When the Sun Goes Down” is destined to become a classic. A banger of an industrial track yet totally danceable. Play this to the darksome vampire in your life and watch how quickly they bring themselves to wildly proclaim this to be one of the best songs they’ve heard in a long time. They will be absolutely correct of course! Where this song is goth to the core, Reiner brings us sheer electro beauty in the form of “Tides of The Sea” which is lavish to say the least. The vocals here are impeccable (featuring the wonderful Chiasm) and the interplay of harmonies between the vocalists gives this song a lush ambience. Imagine the setting – The sea. A sunset. This song. Perfect accompaniment to dance along to as the sun goes down (how ironic!) and then right on into the night ready to party with the energetic dance brilliance of “Gazing at The Stars” and “Passion.” Reiner has truly created some wonderful dance music on this record. More gothic fare can be found on the darkly orchestrated “Banshee” with Reiner’s deep, dark sublime vocals lamenting a broken heart and the title track wrapping things up to chilling effect.

I can hear some influences of some great artists amongst the offerings on this record. The feels of BlutEngel and Marilyn Manson are inescapable, but this is not imitation or replication. What Reiner has crafted here is his own and unmistakably Third Realm.

Ash MCAULIFFE
29/04/2020


Music reviews

03
05
BOYTRONIC
The Robot Treatment
02
05
ARMAGEDDON DILDOS
Heut Nacht
01
05
BLUTENGEL + HOCICO
Obscured
30
04
STRIKKLAND
Predatorial Right
29
04
THIRD REALM
The Art of Despair
28
04
THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE
DIAMONDS

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

28
05
Electro/Synthwave Act GIANT MONSTERS ON THE HORIZON Unleash New Studio Album - Live From Night City
26
05
Happy birthday Wayne Hussey!
24
05
46 years Of Diamond Dogs!
23
05
34 years of 'Let Your Body Learn!'
22
05
39 years Spellbound!
21
05
Electro / EBM pioneers PORTION CONTROL strike hard with new album 'Head Buried'!

Concert reviews

31
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE, ZYNIK 14, WULF7, DELERITAS, CAUSENATION
EBM is still alive (part 1) - Club 52, Eernegem
25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
21
08
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live @ Moods Festival, Brugge - Belgium - 2.08.2019
07
08
DIARY OF DREAMS, STAR INDUSTRY, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD, A SLICE OF LIFE, LA SCALTRA
Summer event - za 3 augustus, Schoten
06
08
DE DELVERS, STAATSEINDE
Genste Feesten, Kinky Star , 28 juli 2019
14
07
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIDNIGHT OIL Live @ Rock Zottegem - Belgium - 05.07.2019

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

26
05
MARK E MOON
We Know We’re Not Re-Inventing The Wheel!
23
05
JOSH KLINGHOFFER (PLURALONE,RHCP)
“I suddenly found the piano the most exciting instrument to write on.”
19
05
THE HERESY GENE
'The More We Do It, The More Important It Feels.'
01
05
AUTUMN TEARS
An Interview With Autumn Tears
30
04
EMPUSAE
One thing is for sure... I'll never stop making music!

PHOTOS

13
03
SIGLO XX
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
ROME
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE ROSE OF AVALANCHE
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE DANSE SOCIETY
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE ARCH
Porta Nigra Aarschot
11
03
FRONT 242
Pulse Namur Isnes
11
03
SHAARGHOT
Pulse Namur Isnes

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

28
05
GOLDEN BOY FEAT. MISS KITTIN
Rittin Kitten (Extended)
27
05
HIDDEN ORCHESTRA
Still
26
05
EX-RZ
I can't live in a living room
25
05
POISON POINT
Imaginary Veil
24
05
GRAUZONE
Eisbaer
23
05
SCHONWALD
Fury
22
05
DANIELLE DE PICCIOTTO & ALEXANDER HACKE
Awake