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NEW DARK AGE VOL. 2
label: Strobelight Records
format: cd
details: 2cd, 34 tracks [strob 008]

Strobelight Records keep putting out records with gothrock, deathrock and related music in high speed. This is already the second part in the New Dark Age compilation series.

Again you get two cd’s filled with good (and a few somewhat less good)groups in the above mentioned genres. This time the musical spectrum is broadened with the minimal electronics of Graphik Magazin and Plastikstrom. Also there is the electronic deathrock/bat cave music of Jacquy Bitch and the wonderful The Vanishing.

Missing on the first but present this time is the great Dutch gothicrock band Götterdämmerung. Nice, slow and atmospheric is the gothic by Katzenjammer Kabarett and Leisur::Hive.

A new discovery is the wave/gothrock band Zadera. They are the newly signed band on Strobelight so we can expect more from them soon. Also nice is the band Cold, although they are a Cure clone, they do their thing very good and convincingly.

With a total of 34 tracks these two cd’s are quite an investment of your time to listen to, but you are instantly up-to-date when it comes to gothrock etcetera. Also there are many good tracks on these discs. Thus guaranteed satisfaction!

Tracklist

CD1

01. CAUDA PAVONIS - Dusk ‘Til Dawn (UK)
02. FUNHOUSE - Cry For Love (SWE)
03. SKELETAL FAMILY - All My Best Friends (Strobelight Mix) (UK)
04. THE HOUSE OF USHER - It Doesn’t Matter (strobelight edit) (GER)
05. ADORATION - Follow The Thief (UK)
06. FRANK THE BAPTIST - Signing Off (USA)
07. ALAN WOXX - Bloodrain (from Hell to Strobelights) (FRA)
08. STIGMATA MARTYR - Suffocation Leads To Exemption (GER)
09. RADIO SCARLET - Sat On A Wall (USA)
10. SLEEPING CHILDREN - Poppies Screen The Light (FRA)
11. CRUCIFIX NOCTURNAL CHRISTIANS - Here And Hide It (ARG)
12. PLASTIKSTROM - Großstadtalarm (Strobelight bu-ton-mix) (GER)
13. GRAPHIK MAGAZIN - Where Have The Years Gone? (GER)
14. JACQUY BITCH - Cimetière (FRA)
15. THE VANISHING - Princess Poison (USA)
16. KATZENJAMMER KABARETT - Gemini Girly Song (FRA)
17. LEISUR::HIVE - Try To be Still (UK)

CD2

01. BELLA MORTE - Eyes Of A Ghost (USA)
02. TCHIKI BOUM - Teen Wolf (FRA)
03. ZADERA - Fallen (GER)
04. VOODOO CHURCH - New Death (strobelight exclusive) (USA)
05. DIEMONSTERDIE - Gravedigger Girl (USA)
06. QUIDAM - Horrores (ESP)
07. EAT YOUR MAKE UP - Holy Bats (FRA)
08. THE PHANTOM LIMBS - Castanets Cookie (USA)
09. THE LAST DAYS OF JESUS - Connected Or Infected (SLK)
10. THE PRIDS - Contact (USA)
11. COLD - Sorrow (GER)
12. THE EDEN HOUSE - Infra Red (UK)
13. GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG - Echoes Of Despair (NL)
14. VOICES OF MASADA - Fallen (UK)
15. THE UNHOLY GUEST - Synapses Cry (RU)
16. THE WAY OF ALL FLESH - Final Resolve (UK)
17. DR. ARTHUR KRAUSE - Violence (SWE)


MvG | 9/26/2004