Album Review

Rome – “Berlin” – [Cold Meat Industry]

Belladonna   10/20/2009   A Library, CD

Rome aka Jerome Reuter is a Luxembourgian act on the Cold Meat Industry label.
This is his debut release, dark and haunting with mesmerizing vocals and charming, crackly samples. This is pretty gothy but not in a black eyeliner, shopping at Hot Topic way. This is gothic in a distinguished sipping Absinthe and discussing H.P Lovecraft way. This to me has a certain maturity to it that I would expect from artists who were much older.
As I have said before, very Death in June-ish or Ordo Equiem Solis and exactly what you would expect from CMI.
Track 6 is by far my favorite and falls into the “Perfect Song” catagory with it’s hauntingly beautiful simplicity.
Track 5 is also excellent with its’ rhythmic creepiness. Songs on here are short and you wish they would go on much longer but please enjoy them anyway. CMI calls this Apocolyptic Fold/Neofolk…….if that helps.

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