Side-Line album review Genre/Influences:
The previous album of Larva entitled “Broken Hopes Of A
Waster Youth” was the first album that was able to convince me of some
potential hiding inside this band. The 5th official full length confirms
this potential, seeing Larva staying on the good path although all is
not that convincing.
Larva first of all remains an extremely dark inspired electro project,
which can be defined as (h)el(l)ectro! The harsh, enraged and possessed
vocals of mastermind ‘Inquest’ are from start on indicating the dark
realms this project likes to explore. After a rather atmospheric and
bewitching opener Larva moves towards hard and bouncing electronics.
“Buried alive” is a pretty cool cut for the military passage creating a
true apotheosis. A few more songs have been completed with noticeable
samples like Russian folk parts and other Spanish spoken passages.
I remember Larva for its typical Suicide Commando inspiration. The new
songs are less infected by the shadow of Johan Van Roy, but “My Own
Hell” might be the exception to the rule. The icy sequences running
through this cut will for sure appeal for all lovers of Suicide Commando
and co. The originality in sound has been never the main force of
Larva, but globally speaking the band now deals with consistent tracks.
The well-crafted “Tale Of New Vork” is an efficient exposure of the
band’s evolution throughout the years.Conclusion:
Larva confirms that it is on the right path although I’m missing an absolute hit getting this band out of the shadow.Best songs:
“My Own Hell”, “Tale Of New Vork”, “Fuck The Poor”, “Buried Alive”.Rate:
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