Deathstars
Night Electric Night


3.0
good

Review

by Magnus Altkula STAFF
May 26th, 2009 | 25 replies | 9,985 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Swedens industrial metallers prove that they are able to make multiple good albums

Deathstars is an industrial gothic metal band from Sweden. They themselves describe their style as deathglam because of the glam influences, their so called death-style-looks and depressive melodies. Night Electric Night is their third full album and it more or less continues in the vein of their previous album Termination Bliss.

Termination Bliss, which was released in 2006, was a very interesting industrial album, mixing the elements of industrial metal, gothic metal and glam rock. Thanks to that album, Deathstars quickly became one of Scandinavia's and Europe's most recognized and loved metal bands with great live shows and a unique look. 3 years later they are back with their new album titled Night Electric Night.

Like said above, Night Electric Night is stylistically more or less like Termination Bliss. It has all the Deathstars trademarks like the deep, powerful and demonic voice of the vocalist Whiplasher Bernadotte, the depressing guitar melodies and the dark, sick synths. The lyrical content has also remained the same, most of the lyrics are dark, violent, evil and sometimes even post-satanic. Combine these lyrics with the demonic and evil voice of the vocalist and you will have a chilling vocal experience in almost every song. This album does have some minor changes from Termination Bliss though and sadly most of them are for the worst. First of all, a big bunch of the songs are a bit too much alike, and so the middle section of this album is a bit boring. Tracks 5-8 could have easily been combined into a one big song. Instead, we now got 4 songs that all sound almost exactly the same, the only differences between the songs being minor buildup disparities.

The other flaw that this album has is quite evident. It is very hard, if not impossible to make the same good album twice. Deathstars actually almost managed to cope with that so props for them, but this album is still too much alike with Termination Bliss. Shortly speaking, this is a good kind of a clone album. This has got good music on it, it's just that there is the feeling you have heard it all before on Termination Bliss. The dark synths, intimidating vocals, depressing guitar melodies and drumming patterns are all very, very similar to those found on Termination Bliss.

But these two flaws don't affect the overall musical quality too much. If you are a fan of industrial and/or gothic metal than this album still has a sufficient amount of twists and turns to keep things interesting, especially if you have not heard Termination Bliss. The qualities of this band outnumber the flaws and if to exclude Deathstars' other albums than this is still quite an original album compared to many other gothic or industrial albums out there.

Recommended tracks:
"Night Electric Night"
"Death Dies Hard"
"Venus In Arms"
"Chertograd"
"Opium"



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chevelleROCKER (4)
I really have to give this album kudos for maintaining the Deathstars sound, but still adding to it ...

Alucard125 (2.5)
A disappointing album that has potential to be so much better....


Comments:Add a Comment 
encmetalhead
May 26th 2009



744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I was a bit excited for this album but it's very boring and not that good

BallsToTheWall
May 26th 2009



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Why a 3 and a personal rating 2? Regardless, I tried to review this but lacked the enthusiasm to do so. Death Dies Hard is an aamzing track, Blood Stain Blondes rules face, and a few opthers are pretty good. I like this record the singer reminds me of Till Lindmann minus the German accent.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 26th 2009



8221 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

balls this is my review hahahaha

Digging: Metsatoll - Karjajuht

BallsToTheWall
May 26th 2009



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Oh, I thought Enc reviewed this. Brosedon king of the broceans apologizes.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 26th 2009



8221 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

no problem, it is just funny you though that enc reviewd this when there is a big fat METALSTYLES15 at the top of the review hahaha

BallsToTheWall
May 26th 2009



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The only part of the username I caught was metal and saw his first comment. Meh.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 26th 2009



8221 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yaah, like I said no problem

jingledeath
May 26th 2009



7104 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Good review, boring album

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 26th 2009



8221 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

naah I wouldn't say it is boring, just too reminicent to Termination Bliss

jingledeath
May 26th 2009



7104 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

that it is but Termination Bliss had more memorable songs. I only remember liking 2-3 from this one

mutatedfreek
May 26th 2009



7351 Comments


Good review man, although I know of these guys I have never heard anything by them. This a good place to start or is Termination Bliss a better bet?

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 27th 2009



8221 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ross, the best place to start is most certainly Termination Bliss.

Jingle, you are definitely right, TB was much more memorable than this but I still like the music on this too.

BL33D, it all comes down to opinions really, I think that they have a cool and interesting style, but if you think they suck than it is your opinion

Zip
May 27th 2009



5313 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just bought TB, getting this later, so far its great. 14 tracks seems a bit excessive.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 29th 2009



8221 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

nice to see you like it Zipper, but where are the 14 tracks? Both this and TB have 11 tracks

Zip
May 31st 2009



5313 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

There were 14 tracks listed on the site I buy from. One of them was a remix of Night Electric Night with Adrian Erlandsson. Thats pretty awesome.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 31st 2009



8221 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

you actually bought this? Cool I guess, I just have never heard the +3 tracks

Zip
May 31st 2009



5313 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Haven't bought yet, heard most of it.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 31st 2009



8221 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

well this is actually good musically, i just can't get past the fact that it is like Termination Bliss volume.2, hence only the 3 rating.

Zip
May 31st 2009



5313 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Blitzkrieg is such an awesome song.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 31st 2009



8221 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Blitzkrieg fucking rules.

My top three Deathstars songs is:
1) Cyanide
2) Death in Vogue
3) Blitzkrieg



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