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|In Strict Confidence|
Face the Fear
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Metal
The second full-length release by Germany's In Strict Confidence sees Dennis Ostermann and Jörg Schelte moving in a slightly harsher direction--noisier atmospherics, heavier vocals, dirtier beats. It's industrial, all righ... more »
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The second full-length release by Germany's In Strict Confidence sees Dennis Ostermann and Jörg Schelte moving in a slightly harsher direction--noisier atmospherics, heavier vocals, dirtier beats. It's industrial, all right, and with an unmistakable Teutonic feel, even though most of the lyrics are sung in English. "Hit me in the face / Gore my inner grace / It comes down to this / Smash up all my anguish," they sing on "Way of Redemption," pretty much summing up the sentiment of Face the Fear. Credit ISC, though, for bucking the 125 bpm trend and slipping in a few downright noisy experimental tracks ("Empire," "Room 101") and some atmospheric slowbeat ("I Don't Care") among the more dance-floor-friendly cuts. If you're a fan of the early sound of the Celtic Circle label (remember yelworC?), Face the Fear won't disappoint. --Steve Landau
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skulliest | Edmonton, Alberta Canada | 10/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With this release, In Strict Confidence offers some plodding, abrasive and tantalizing beats. Noisier than most, ISC slows down from the typical EBM release and creates a very dark mood, which, combined with the ultra processed vocals, creates an almost scary listen. There are a few tracks here worthy of the dance floor, but it seems that the intention of this CD is to be listened to on a long midnight drive out in the middle of nowhere. It's purpose: to give you an impending feeling of doom. And it works.Songs like 'Alles In Mir', 'Way Of Redemption' and 'I Don't Care' are exemplory of ISC's style. On the other hand, 'Prediction' is very dancable. 'Industrial Love' may be a more popular song, but is atypical of the noisier outings by ISC with its softer sound. I also tip my hat to the longer German titled songs that I won't bother to write out (way too long).To lump ISC in with most EBM/Industrial bands would be inappropriate, in my mind. Their style is harsher and less mainstreamed than most acts you might find in this category. ISC might be a harder listen, but in the long run, it's more rewarding.If you were looking for a scary soundtrack to a horror movie, all I can say is that you wouldn't have to look much farther than In Strict Confidence's Face The Fear."
This is the best In Strict Confidence CD
adrianoebm | Japan | 09/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok Guys! If you like Industrial Music, EBM or rarities You must buy this cd i recommend I.S.C. is the best band of the year in my opnion!"
Nathan Christian | Pitcairn, PA USA | 07/11/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Not quite as good as future recording, you can hear them comming though in this cd. It probabbly won't be a cd you'll have in your player for too long...but it is a good entry into In Strict Confidence's history.
If your a fan buy it...if you want to be a fan...buy HOLY instead"