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Old 04-09-2014, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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One of my favorite bands of all time is a German Industrial Metal group named Eisbrecher. I discovered them a few years back on Pandora, and have since purchased all five albums and played them hundreds of times each.

To give you guys a feel of their song, I'll post the most popular track from each album. These aren't the best tracks from each album by any means, but considering that each of these were the biggest hits from their respective albums, they're the most appropriate for newcomers to this band.

Schwarze Witwe, from their self-titled debut:


Eisbrecher - Schwarze Witwe (www.eis-brecher.com) - YouTube

Vergissmeinnicht, from their second album, Antikorper:


Eisbrecher - Vergissmeinnicht - YouTube

Kann Denn Liebe Sünde Sein, from their their third release, Sunde:


Eisbrecher - Kann Denn Liebe Sünde Sein - YouTube

Eiszeit, from their fourth album of the same name:


Eisbrecher - Eiszeit (Official Clip) - YouTube

Verrückt, from their most recent release, Die Hölle Muss Warten:


Eisbrecher - Verrückt (Official Video) - YouTube

While I hardly know any German, this band's music has connected with me in a way that most foreign bands haven't. They're not as heavy as Rammstein, but they don't need to be. They incorporate a great amount of electronic sounds among the guitars, drums and bass. They're like a poppier, more experimental Rammstein, at least in my view.

Each of their records has a distinct quality that makes it unique from the other releases. Here's a quick rundown:

Self-titled: This album is mostly a experimental EDM album with guitars mixed in. It's my least favorite, but only because their later efforts are so much better.

Antikorper: They ditched most of the EDM sound with this while making it a lot heavier. It actually rivals Rammstein's heavier tracks in terms of raw power and anger. And yet it still incorporates their signature electronics which help the album stand out.

Sunde: Whereas the self-titled debut was too EDM-like and Antikorper was too reliant on a heavy rock sound, Sunde combines the two genre sounds perfectly and is easily my favorite album of theirs.

Eiszeit: Eisbrecher not only goes for a heavier rock sound here again, but also a more traditional sound. It doesn't have the well fitting EDM elements that complemented Antikorper's heavier sound, but instead offers an in your face sound that hits you. A great album, but down there with their self-titled as one of my least favorites from them.

Die Hölle Muss Warten: They went for a more radio rock sound here, and it's sort of disappointing. I love this album, as I do all of their releases, but their harder edge sound has given way to a more radio friendly and accessible sound. There is a track with dubstep elements in it, but it isn't enough to make up for how watered down their sound has become on this release. Very enjoyable album, but disappointing compared to their past works.

That should be a fairly good introduction for anyone new to this band, which I'm pretty sure includes almost everyone.

Take a listen here and see if you like it. Discuss your opinions here.
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This thread got buried too fast, so I'm giving it a bump.
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Zwischen uns, from their most recent sixth album, "Schock."



As for this album, it's a much more cohesive extension of their previous album. It's a lot heavier in some sections as well as adding some really nice electronics to a few tracks that bring the album back to the Sunde days. Overall, a great addition to their discography.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Zeromancer does it better, and more interestingly to boot. I got bored pretty much not even half through each video you posted. Godhead does it better, too. Rammstein is also ahead of the curve experimentally as well, so I also don't agree that this band you enjoy so much is more experimental.

Repetitiveness isn't creative, it's simple and doesn't say much about the band in general, other than they can't create anything that's substantially different or breaks new ground, their comfortable cranking out generic, barely industrial music. I'll take a pass.
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