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die krupps liveimschattenderringe
Artist: Die Krupps
Title: Live Im Schatten Der Ringe
Genre: EBM / Industrial Metal
Release Date: 13th May 2016
Label: AFM Records

Album Review

Every band which feels confident on stage and gathers thousands of fans on each concert worthies its live records and DVDs. German pioneers of EBM and Industrial, DIE KRUPPS, are no exception. The first live DVD with two CDs in more than thirty years of band history was recorded at E-Tropolis Festival in Oberhausen (Germany) in 2014. The recording got matured and is now let into the world in full bloom. Sometimes, live records are made just to fill one more year in band's discography, but this is not applicable to the live-masterpiece DIE KRUPPS are offering to the hungry audience. Harsh powerful live sound, Jürgen's manipulations with the steelophone, uncompromised guitars, metal piercing notes, give effect of presence as you are standing right now in the first row among the industrial feast.

The band was formed in 1980 and had a break in existing between 1997 and 2005. DIE KRUPPS have made big impact on the EBM and Industrial music scene in Germany and influenced many bands which took the steps of grandmasters. For such masters of sound, the stage usually offers complete freedom of expression, experiments with sound and getting in touch with the audience. DIE KRUPPS show in their live performance that they are capable of using it all. Eighteen tracks, most of them selected from albums of 1990s and further, represent the band's genesis from year to year in sound pattern and complexity of sound. High voltage on stage penetrates in every song on the record, the lead singer sounds energetic and cogently, as if there are not all these long years behind. The final encores are the desirable ‘Fatherland’, ‘Machineries of Joy’ to sing along and the magnificent ‘Crossfire’ as a highest point. Without any doubts, this is an album for multiple listening and for collection for most of the fans of the genre.


01. Intro
02. Blick zurück im Zorn
03. Dawning of Doom
04. Risikofaktor
05. Im falschen Land
06. Essenbeck
07. Der Amboss
08. The Machinist of Joy
09. Part of the Machine
01. Industrie-Mädchen
02. Schmutzfabrik
03. Robo Sapien
04. Metal Machine Music
05. To the Hilt
06. Nazis auf Speed
07. Fatherland
08. Machineries of Joy
09. Crossfire


Jürgen Engler – vocals, guitar, synthesizers and programming
Ralf Dörper – synthesizers and programming
Marcel Zürcher – guitar
Volker Borchert – live drums
Nils Finkeisen – live guitar


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die krupps liveimschattenderringe


Music: 10
Sound: 9
Total: 9 / 10

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