Sunday, 1 February 2009

Review: Apoptygma Berzerk - Rocket Science

Just a week ago the Norwegian band Apoptygma Berzerk released their new album "Rocket Science". It is no secret I really like Stephen Groth and company and appreciate most of their recordings. "Rocket Science" is their sixth studio album and the long anticipated follow-up of "You and Me Against the World". I am among those fans who find "You and Me Against the World" a rather blunt and mediocre album compared to their earlier works. Luckily their new album is more of a return to their synthpop/dreampop style than the pop-rock they've been playing for the last four years. "Rocket Science" is more of a mixture between their newer pop-rock and older EBM and synthpop, but this time with less pop affiliation and more electronic inspirations. It may be no match to "Welcome to Earth" or "Harmonizer", but it has charge of it own and sounds pretty fresh.

Songs to hear: "Apollo (Live On Your TV)", "Asleep or Awake?", "The State Of Your Heart (Sh't End Of The Deal)" and "Black vs White"

Personal rating: 7 out of 10

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