Tuesday, November 08, 2011

DEATHSTARS - The Greatest Hits On Earth

It takes a huge dose of egoism, big guts, or both, to put that title on your latest release. But is it as the Swedish bands claims, or it's just big words? First of all, the band plays a kind of Metal that has enough electronic sounds, plenty of Industrial elements and a rather Gothic style in singing which fits perfectly with the atmosphere of the music. The thing that impresses is the groove that the songs have, and the ease that the music sticks into your mind. The band has chosen songs from their latest three albums, a perfect sample of their 11 year old career, plus two brand new songs put in the very beginning of the album to tease the listener. The songs are wisely chosen, and are all of the same high quality. The production is also great, heavy and dark enough, and preserves the atmosphere of the music in the best possible way. The album has been released just in time for their tour with Rammstein, but still, it's a perfect crash course for those that want to get to know better the music of the band. As for the title, I am not sure if it contains the best songs on earth, but surely contains some of their best material so far. So, if you happen to live in a city where the two bands come to play, you can consider yourself lucky. Either way though, grab a copy of this release, sit back, and enjoy both the performance and the dark and emotional atmosphere.


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