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All Artists: Spk
Title: Leichenschrei
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Europe Generic
Release Date: 10/12/1995
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Goth & Industrial, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Seminal & Subliminal
Jeremy Ulrey | Austin, TX | 02/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The second full length effort by early German industrialists SPK, Leichenscrei is more of an ambient train wreck than the more concise new wave experiments they would later dabble in, beginning with 1983's Metal Dance EP (which featured the crucial addition of Graeme Revell). Interestingly enough, while the band members preferred to retain their anonymity, an insert titled "Dokument 2" was included in early copies of the album detailing their growing interest in multimedia presentation of their work, and encouraging listener feedback as to the success of these groundbreaking experiments. In the next decade, the commercial success of rock-based acts such as Nine Inch Nails would obscure the original intention of industrial music, which was to update the trance-inducing characteristics of tribal music into the modern age, but by all accounts Leichenscrei must be considered a compelling example to re-evaluate this artistic conceit."
Wow just wow
Hizbollah | morbid hill | 12/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"nothing will ever beat the old school sound, this album is what its all about people, put down the vnv nation and get this if u want to step to the other side."
This is why people say Industrial sounded like machines
The Pitiful Anonymous | the Acres of Skin | 10/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sadly forgotten by pretty much everyone these days, SPK was the most idealistic, interesting and just plain insane industrial group of the entire movement. While much of TG adopts the anarchy-as-an-art-form approach, SPK used machines, samples, metals, scientific research and photograph and mindnumblingly loud distorted tones as a focused political statement.

Anyone who hasn't heard the REAL industrial from the political movement of the late 70's needs this record. I also recommend reading SPK's dokuments if you have interest in the philosophy behind the initial creation of industrial music and records like this (if there are any others... I need Information Overload Unit).

This album is a flowing, themed masterpiece... with absolutely no melody. If you prefer a more calm, melodic and artistic but still just as well crafted SPK buy Zamia Lehmanni, a brilliant and peaceful record.

This is not for the faint of heart. Pigs screaming, gruesome descriptions of the effects of napalm, a creepy voice describing someone trying to intentionally give them diseases, breaking glass, low end blasts, high frequency tones, etc. This was designed to make you agitated.

Highly recommended for anyone that would still be interested after reading this description of it, as well as other people's."