Merging Scandinavian Pop and Glam Metal (H.I.M.) with the Rammstein trademarked Neue Deutsche Härte, using both cutting guitar riffs and trance-like synth layers, the Finish Black Light Discipline are back with 10 brand new songs on their second album.
Founded in 2005 on the idea to make captivating, synth-based grooves by mixing Metal and electro genres, BLD are pushing the envelope of music. They released their full length debut album, “Empire”, in 2008 where featured as guest artists Dj Proteus and MC Raaka P. Toni Valha – vocals, Janne Kankkunen – synths, Joonas Pulkkinen– guitar, Veikka Jokela – drums, and Jani Rissanen – bass are striking again.
Released on the Raw Entertainment label, “Against Each Other” bring to the surface dark Gothic roots, “Serene” reminded me of Type O Negative and actually it wasn’t the only moment when the bend went on that darker Metal path. This is a quite genre-defying, colorful album, from minimalist, Trance based moments, to pounding, merciless riffing, Black Light Discipline brings the whole artillery of genres and styles. Maybe too colorful for conservatives.
It was fun and surprising to listen the cover of the classic “Self Control” by Laura Branigan originally released in 1984, but somehow it fits right in here. Although, Placebo’s “The Bitter End” was the “previous victim” of the band.
01. Against Each Other
02. Walls Inside Us
03. Red Rivers
04. Flies Over the Wreck
05. Waiting for the Rain
07. Being and Ending
08. Self Control
10. Closer to the Sun