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Die Rote Form - Grass Breaks Concrete [L-White Records - 2008]

Die Rote Form make very stern yet grimly atmospheric licked power electronics meets old school industrial sonics. Grass Breaks Concrete is the band second full length cdr release packed in a nice professional manner in a glossy paper oversized sleeve.

The albums sound is very dense, bleak and pained been built around roaring or slowed siren like brooding grey synth and electronic textures, murky with offten deep ‘n’ heavy synth bass lines with a back bone of fuzzed black & white slowed industrial beat hits and often a grim and hopeless barren drone or unwell ambient underbelly. The vocals go from cold and stern Germanic spoken , to damn creepy deep muffled stalker like vocals, onto your standard power electronic hate rant.  But it’s the more Germanic vocals that give Die Rote Form their distinctive stern ,militaristic and  fascist type air that brings to mind Germanys dark and disturbing military past. And as well as the vocals they really seem to imbed their sound with grim, obsessive and very hopeless air that feels like it could turn violent at any moment and often does- though it never really goes full out noise - it  just broods, hovers and slaps you about a bit.

Grass Breaks Concrete mangers to be oppressive, grim and atmospheric with the sound shifting enough from one track to the next  to keep ones attention yet never compromising or lessening on the bleak & stern air that the project summon up.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
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