Artist: Various Artists
Label: COP International (2004)
Style: Electro-industrial/EBM
Songs: 16


Reviewed by: Darklight

I'll admit that I'm not a big fan of compilations. They're usually a mixed bag of good and bad songs, and often have piss poor track layouts. Not to mention so many damn different genres of music thrown together that there's no possible way I can enjoy everything. But every once in a while I come across a compilation that does everything right, and this Diva X Machina 4 comp is one of them.

This is one of the best compilations I've heard before. This is a themed comp based on industrial and EBM with female singers. So right away every track has something in common. Also, each and every song offered here is by a different band. So no band is featured more than once. Each song is also recorded at the same volume level, so you don't have to worry about adjusting the volume for every song.

You're given sixteen songs on this album. With so many songs, I expected some to be mediocre, but they're not. Every song is great. And they're all placed in a perfect track order. Whoever compiled this CD put a lot of thought into where each song should be placed.

The artists that deliver songs on this CD include: Tristesse De La Lune, Distorted Reality, Technoir, The Azoic, Seize, Pzychobitch, Killing Ophelia, S.I.N.A., Epsilon Minus, Davantage, Sara Noxx, Mono Chrome, The Eternal Afflict, Numeriklab, Chiasm and Collide.

Most of the songs are energetic and driving electro-industrial/EBM tracks that would be perfect for clubs. But there are a few darker more somber tracks as well that are nice for diversity.

If you want a solid song collection of some of the best electronic artists with female singers making music today, this Diva X Machina 4 CD is a must.