The Darkest of Human Desires Act II

Anmeldt av Jens Nepper
(Fastball Music, 2019)

Karakter: 4.5/6

porn_darkest.jpgThe demented industrial rockers known as Porn (you gotta love that name!) are back with a hard and punishing new effort that marks the second chapter in their depraved "Mr. Strangler" trilogy. As with its predecessor, "The Darkest of Human Desires Act II" is a varied and compelling affair that strikes a near-perfect balance between goth metal and industrial rock without losing sight of the fact that memorable and well-written tunes are the key to captivating the listener's imagination. As evidenced by the glorious album opener entitled "Choose Your Last Words", there is plenty of drive to this 10-track record and its huge and riveting choruses as well as its many wicked twists and turns definitely succeed in keeping the listener thoroughly entertained and focused while immersed in its many layers and morose vibes. The vocals do miss the mark in a few places and the sound of "Act II" could have been a tad more edgy and sharp, but make no mistake; these are minor squabbles and we are dealing with an utterly solid and catchy opus boasting stellar compositions in the shape of "Here For Love", "Tonight Forever Bound", and the chilling highlight that is "Remorse for What?".

"The Darkest of Human Desires Act II" is an impressive offering that ought to appeal to all you lovely freaks out there with a hankering for goth metal/industrial rock. Funnily enough, it often reminds me of Lithium's "Cold" album (for those of you who remember that one) only that Porn are way darker and have a colder and more cynical approach to things, but it goes without saying that fans of Ministry, NIN, and Marilyn Manson should check "Act II" out as soon as it hits the streets in February.


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