Blitzkrieg Pop - T. Raumschmiere
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  • Summary: Berlin-based noiseman Marco Haas' third album as T Raumschmiere features vocals by Ellen Allien.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. It's a career best for T.Raumschmiere and another proud moment in the history of hard-rocking electronica.
  2. This irresistible combination of intelligent production combined with a simple four-four tempo guarantees that this music isn’t just for spiky-haired kids with their fingernails painted black.
  3. The punk-informed material on Blitzkrieg Pop sounds like the missing link between Ministry's earlier, sensitive electro material and its later and more well-known incarnation as the nihilistic buzz-sawing and bile-spewing industrial unit.
  4. What keeps Blitzkrieg from descending into petulant shtick is Haas's compositional ear.
  5. 67
    [He] veers awkwardly into slickly arranged, radio-friendly verse-chorus-verse. [Sep 2005, p.109]
  6. Haas has a problem: Let that cartoon tech-metal ramp up (or camp up) just a step too far, and it turns into something kind of, well, uncool-- crossing the line from lovably brutal Germanic electronics into something sub-Rammstein, a kind of mallrat military-industrial metal that doesn't really square with the guy's skill set.

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