Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Legacy of Hate & Lust
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Not your average gothic/industrial.
Igor Savtchenko | Long Beach, CA USA | 08/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'Legacy of Hate and Lust' is my favorite Leather Strip album so far. The lyrics are intelligent, emotional, and passionately sung. The music alternates between harsher industrial and more harmonic gothic with classical overtones, which makes this album very polyphonic and offers a spiritual as well as emotional odyssey. Most of the tracks are quite dancable, but if you are looking for an album that is only harsh, non-stop, pounding industrial, check out 'Solitary Confinement'; I found both of these albums to complement each other very well."
soulscythe | Orlando, FL United States | 12/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Claus Larsen's 'Legacy of Hate & Lust' album is quite good. I have often seen him as the Trent Reznor of the Euro scene- and with good reason! No only does Larsen's skill in composition run parallel to Reznor's, but Leather Strip manages to capture more of the early underground darkwave vibe (maybe that's because Larsen has been around longer than Reznor). Had Reznor written "Down There With You", it would have received ceaseless air time... but as it stands, Leather Strip is destined to be a non-commercial entity.'Legacy of Hate & Lust' is heavily dependent on synthesizers (more so than NIN)- and that is mainly what the pieces are comprised of. The songs tend to be well written and portray emotion through the use of different sonic soundscapes. Highlight here are the classics "Down There With You", "I Won't Look Back", and "No Rest for the Wicked". Definitely a very good CD that unfortunately falls short of perfection. Fans of Nine Inch Nails and Soul Scythe should give Leather Strip a listen without hesitation..."
Larsen's 2nd Best Work
firstname.lastname@example.org | Oroville, California | 07/19/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a huge fan of Leaether Strip, I would have to say that this album, Legacy of Hate and Lust, is sonically brilliant. Showing loss, hurt, and over-all emotional break throughs (and break downs), the lyrics are his most penetrating. Track eight (listed as #9 here), "I won't look back" is my favorite Strip song to date. It is hard not to imagine the frustration on Claus's face towards the end of this amazing piece. The only other album to make me feel so complete by LS is Anal Cabaret. Both are definately worth picking up, and show his truly awesome talent. Brilliant work, Claus!"