Ha! RockmusicRaider is on the experimental war path again. This time with slightly new flavors that were not really present on the blog yet until now. And – in truth – those were undercurrents the local staff office did not fancy to walk into for fear of ending up in an Amaranthe-esque type of swamp. But never fret, oh fearsome one, things look a bit more juicy here than in Pop Metal nirvana.
Welcome to the realm of Oomph! and Rammstein, burning dicks and all. Plus the wide wastes of electronically tainted metal the movement Neue Deutsche Härte (NDH) likes to inhabit.
Eli Van Pike with their brand of electronically laden Industrial Metal decided to plow those very fields many other big bands already occupied for a while. Yet, their style darkly – and sometimes starkly – stands out from these same established outfits. Even if some of that stuff really is very near to what that same competition served the public before. [...]