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Killing Time Again
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Funker Vogt eke out an existence on the same desolate, war-torn musical landscape as their German countrymen :Wumpscut:. You know the drill: heavily distorted vocals, brutal mechanical beats, and obscure movie samples. But... more »
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Funker Vogt eke out an existence on the same desolate, war-torn musical landscape as their German countrymen :Wumpscut:. You know the drill: heavily distorted vocals, brutal mechanical beats, and obscure movie samples. But before you peg Funker Vogt as just another cog in the faceless machine of industrial dance music, take a listen to this two-CD set of remixes and new material (comprising three previously import-only EPs). Matching pound for pound the aggressiveness and energy Funker Vogt bring to their craft is a distinct musicality. "Take Care (U.S. Remix)" marries an epic synth line to growling vocals that melt away to etherealness in the chorus. And on "Vision"--which, with its slower tempo and somber keyboards, almost qualifies as a ballad--vocalist Jens Kästel manages to convey emotion through the distortion effects. Other highlights include the rave-friendly mixes of "Killing Fields" and the multilayered grooves of "The Third War (Original Mix)." So what are you waiting for? Grab your partner and head to a postapocalyptic dance floor near you! --Steve Landau
Not Vogt's best.
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Funker Vogt are rather good at having their own style in the admittedly cliched field of electro-industrial music. This is probably their most generic effort, however. Disc 1 - with the exception of two rather repetitive remixes of "Killing Fields" - is largely a winner, and features the astounding song "Vision". It's all downhill from there though. Disc 2 is all remixes, and generally not very good ones. Most of the remixes either hack the songs down to industrial-dance filler, or are so close to the original song (e.g. the Killing Fields remixes, Wartime) that the remix seems unnecessary. My advice: Skip this and get We Came To Kill instead."