Combichrist
Heat EP: All Pain Is Beat


4.0
excellent

Review

by IndefinitePersona USER (8 Reviews)
April 14th, 2010 | 10 replies | 4,448 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Fun, creative, and energetic, but is this what the fans wanted?

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

Despite being on tour constantly, Andy LaPlagua somehow manages to put use his creative talents to put out music. Heat EP: All Pain is Beatis the second remix EP from 2009's "Today We Are All Demons", but this EP is definitely different from mostly everything Combichrist has ever released, thanks to a large change in style.

Instead of boiling rage and aggression, Heat offers club-friendly, crowd-pleasing sounds that may or may not appeal to LaPlagua's fanbase. Heat EP is very inviting. All the anger and testosterone that fuels LaPlagua's music has been watered down into something that almost any dance club could play without fear.

With that being said, most of the music is good, with some impressive and inventive
remix work by VNV Nation, Desinger Drugs, and Assemblage 23, along with some lesser-names as well. Much of the music will definitely get your body moving, (the exceptional mix of All Pain is Gone by VNV will definitely get the energy flowing on the dancefloor) and while the Can't Change the Beat mixes suffer from a bit of an identidy crisis (Assemblage 23's mix not withstanding), everything here has something to offer.

Its a fair bet that many hardcore Combichrist fans will not enjoy this offering, though. The lighthearted nature of this release may not be what some fans may have wanted (or expected), but those who are willing to accept deviation from the norm will diffenitely find something here to enjoy.



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IndefinitePersona
April 14th 2010



9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sorry, its LaPlegua. Spelling mistakes suck.

Willie
Moderator
April 14th 2010



15900 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Good review. There's not much more that could be said about this. I enjoy it though. It's a nice change. KMFDM's upcoming remix album is a huge change from their regular stuff.

bloc
April 14th 2010



34735 Comments


Ah nice to see another Combichrist review. Sad to say, but the remixers are better than Combichrist : (

Digging: Messiah - Choir of Horrors

krig9412
April 15th 2010



794 Comments


Here's what's confusing me...WHY IS THIS IN THE METAL SECTION?

Besides that, good review. A couple grammer errors, but other than that, solid

Willie
Moderator
April 15th 2010



15900 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Industrial is stuck in the metal section. There's nothing we can do.

bloc
April 15th 2010



34735 Comments


Saddest thing I've ever seen on the site : (

IndefinitePersona
April 23rd 2010



9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well, that's mainly due to the metal-industrial stuff that got popular in the 90's, and because of that most people associate EBM and industrial-dance as industrial-metal. It's just common misconception.

Willie
Moderator
April 24th 2010



15900 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah. I guess if it's not going to be broken down into a lot of asinine sub genres then metal is probably the best place for industrial.

bloc
April 24th 2010



34735 Comments


Bless that new genre system, when it comes out.

Willie
Moderator
April 24th 2010



15900 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, when it comes...



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