DARK ROMANIA webzine
- New Dark Age Vol. 2
CD | Strobelight | 2004 | Gothic Rock
Cauda Pavonis - 'Dusk 'till Dawn'
Funhouse - 'Cry For Love'
Skeletal Family - 'All My Best Friends (Strobelight Mix)'
The House Of Usher - 'It Doesn't Matter (Strobelight Edit)'
Adoration - 'Follow The Tief'
Frank The Baptist - 'Signing Off'
Alan Woxx - 'Bloodrain (From Hell To Strobelights)
Stigmata Martyr - 'Suffocation Leads To Exemption'
Radio Scarlet - 'Sat On A Wall'
Sleeping Children - 'Poppies Screen The Light'
Crucifix Nocturnal Christians - 'Suffocation Leads Exemption'
Plastikstrom - 'Grossstadtalarm (Strobelight Bu-ton-mix)'
Graphik Magazin - 'Where Have The Years Gone?'
Jaquy Bitch - 'Cimetiere'
The Vanishing - 'Princess Poison'
Katzenjammer Kabarett - 'Gemini Girly Song'
Leisur::Hive - 'Try To Be Still'
Bella Morte - 'Eyes Of A Ghost'
Tchiki Boum - 'Teen Wolf'
Zadera - 'Fallen'
Voodoo Church - 'New Death'
Diemonsterdie - 'Gravedigger Girl'
Quidam - Horrores'
Eat Your Make Up - 'Holy Bats'
The Phantom Limbs - 'Castanets Cookie'
The Last Days Of Jesus - 'Connected Or Infected'
The Prids - 'Contact'
Cold - 'Sorrow'
The Eden House - 'Infra Red'
Gotterdammerung - 'Echoes Of Despair'
Voices Of Masada - 'Fallen'
The Unholy Guest - 'Synapses Cry'
The Way Of All Flesh - 'Final Resolve'
Dr. Arthur Krause - 'Violence'
I am not a great
fan of compilations, I've never really liked them. There are, though, exceptions
when compilations have been useful to me: the first - the compilation is strictly
specialised on one musical subgenre and one period and gathers various bands
that are part of that cathegory, the number of bands that are novelties for
me being closely related to my interest towards the product. The second -
when the compilation contains rare and/or exclusive songs of bands I already
know and like. Well, "New Dark Age Vol.2" is a compilation that
belongs to the first cathegory. Released by Strobelight Records, one of the
newest and most interesting goth labels lately, the second "New Dark
Age" also focuses onpresenting bands from the international old school
gothic-rock, deathrock, post-punk of the 00's. The bands are new or very new,
some are totally unknown to me, others I have just read about, some bands
I already knew and loved, like Cauda Pavonis, Frank The Baptist, The Last
Days Of Jesus, Bella Morte, Skeletal Family (with the new vocalist), House
Of Usher. From what I didn't already know, a good impression made Gotterdammerung,
Radio Scarlet, Jaqui Bitch, The Unholy Guest, The Vanishing, Funhouse and
Crucifix Nocturnal Christians. The best song was to me Bella Morte’s
"Eyes Of A Ghost" (too bad not all of thir songs sound like that),
and the most pleasant surprises were the female voice of Crucifix Nocturnal
Christians, followed by two bands that also have female vocals - Zadera and
Katzenjammer Kabarett. This compilation (as well as the first volume) is worth
getting hold of, being a great opportunity of finding out bands and songs
that are either less known or harder to find, being rarely sold in the specialised
Internet: http:// www.strobelight-records.com/