ACCESSORY

Album: "Titan"
Label: Out Of Line (2003)
Style: Electro-industrial / EBM
Songs: 11

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Reviewed by: Darklight

The German electro-industrial/EBM act Accessory hit hard with this follow-up to Jukka2147.de. The CD begins with the upbeat instrumental "Strafbar" that gets things off to a good start. Track two "Titan" is a decent mid-tempo EBM song that sounds very similar to the material found on Jukka2147.de. The album really takes off with track three "Livesaver". This song ups the energy with a powerful punch. The beats are hard and the vocals are angry. The remainder of the CD unfolds in a similar fashion with energized electronic programming, rhythms and beats placed over dark melodies while thick German accented male vocals shout out the lyrics with intensity.

While delivering an aggressive electro-industrial sound with menacing vocals, thereís also modern electronic programming techniques layered into the music as well. Techno, trance and drum Ďní bass manages to sneak its way into the mix to give the music a club flavor. And while the overall sound present is quite harsh and brutal, thereís calm and melodic moments included as well.

This overall recording is much tighter and more focused than Jukka2147.de. Itís a good solid straightforward German electro-industrial/EBM CD. If you like bands such as Aghast View, Concrete Nature, Davantage, E-Craft, Funker Vogt and Project-X, you will most likely enjoy the music of Accessory as well.

 

Album: "Jukka2147.de"
Label: Out Of Line (2001)
Style: Electro industrial / EBM
Songs: 10

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Reviewed by: Darklight

Accessory is a great european electro-industrial/EBM hybrid act that have themselves one impressive CD on their hands with this release. This album is similar to the latest Aghast View Phaseknox release in that it takes the rather hard, heavy and aggressive sound from the past and mixes it with the modern technoid sound of today resulting in the new breed of electro music.

This album offers one clubfloor hit after another that will keep the dance floors packed. The songs are each energetic and driving with constant bass beats, hyper electronics and semi-altered deep accented male vocals that shout out the lyrics as well as sing melodically at times.

This is the type of band that focuses more on the electronic programming and less on the synth melodies. But there are good melodies in these songs; itís just that theyíre buried by the programming, sequencing, sampling and vocals. What I like most about this CD is that itís a constant blast of intense energetic and entertaining music right from the second you press play on your stereo. Nothing ever comes in to get in the way of the action. You are treated to one superb track after another all the way to the end. Thereís no out-of-place ambient filler or long drawn out instrumentals here. This CD delivers the goods the entire time it plays. If you appreciate hard driving clubfloor EBM with a dash of aggression, this CD canít be missed.