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Danse Macabre

Author: Michael James
03/24/2003 | | | Album Review
A sound usually reserved for bands hailing from Europe, The Faint are an electronic band from Omaha, NE (who knew they had electronic bands in Nebraska?). Being an avid listener of many forms of electronic music, I was quickly impressed the Danse Macabre.

Danse Macabre was actually released in 2001, but it is now drawing attention because of its single "Agenda Suicide." The Faint are well worth a listen if you enjoy artists such as Gary Numan, New Order or Depeche Mode. The Faint have found the perfect blend of synthpop, industrial and gothic on this, their third full-length album.

While the standout tracks are "Agenda Suicide," "Glass Danse" and "Your Retro Career Melted," the entire album works very well and gives the listener no reason to skip a track.

In short, Danse Macabre is an album dark enough to keep fans of gothic and industrial satisfied, however, synthpop fans will find this release upbeat enough to bounce around to.
Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre

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