Album: "This Is My Battlefield"
Label: Metropolis Records (2004)
Style: Electro-industrial/EBM/Power noise
Songs: 15


Reviewed by: Darklight

Panzer AG is the solo electro-industrial side project of Icon of Coil lead singer Andy LaPlegua. Andy has a wide range of musical tastes, and this Panzer AG project is a way for him to experiment with a lot of them. But if you go into this CD expecting it to sound like Icon of Coil, you'll be in for a real shock as it's almost completely different. While you can recognize Andy's voice, he doesn't sing the same here as he does with Icon of Coil. He's much angrier and yells with fierce aggression along to the noisy music.

This is a very heavy and brutal electro-industrial album with chaotic electronics going haywire along with slamming beats and experimental noise while Andy spits out his venomous lyrics to it all. There's a lot of variety to be found here as no two songs really sound alike. Some tracks are electro-industrial, some club EBM, and some power noise instrumentals. All of these styles are mixed together nicely to make for a dark and powerful album with infectious elements.

You get a lot of music on this album. There's fifteen full-length tracks for your listening enjoyment. This is a pleasant surprise since so many CDs lately have been cutting the amount of tracks short. It's nice to finally get a lot of bang for my buck. And this CD isn't lengthened with filler or remixes, every track is a different full-length song.