Review: Die Selektion – Gottes Wille

a0485886211_10Die Selektion have been catering to your dark needs for a while, but whilst that is true, they haven’t really rang a bell over here. It seems like they faded away into the peripheral, as we were to busy with everything else. Since their latest release “Gottes Wille” was put out by aufnahme + wiedergabe not too long ago, we thought that we’d check it out. The title-track “Gottes Wille” has a strong and sturdy introductory, where we delve into the caves of weirdly conjugating synthesizers, as the atmospheric content of darkness embraces us. We do not embrace it, since its in the vile nature of it to do the opposite. That’s what it feels like, an opposition to something. Just don’t be happy, because this atmosphere will choke you by the perfectly laden, almost militaristic instrumental, surrounding the fading core of itself. All that can be heard, after the tempo is upping itself gradually, is: “Der Vatican“, and after that, you simply don’t understand anything – unless you speak German and like everything Germanic. The vocals sound utterly hopeless, and it’s re-enforced by the German language, which can be as soothing as it wants, but also hard in moments of need. Simply astonishing, especially how the laden baselines forcefully blend with the sound of distant trumpets. It doesn’t sound like the 2000’s, but rather a nostalgic piece that trumps everything.

Now, the next track, aptly titled “Faust” – willingly deliver an even more ascendant position into a fraction of the dark mind that is Die Selektion. Here, the atmosphere is secondary, but still a great picturesque and outlandish piece that is placed in the middle. The baseline seem to quench some of the thirst delivered by the other instrumentation. Everything seems detrimental, as every single thread of the sound-scape is coping with trying to be as energized and extravagant as possible, whilst the grandiose landscape stand in front of everyone willing to besiege them. Everything from the essential trumpet, down to the miniscule drumbeat is wonderful in all its glory. Frequently pounding you into accepting their volatile mixture of electronic body music, cold wave, industrial and minimal synth. Of course, nothing is complete without a little post-punk thrown in here and there. Even though the track might not be as good as the first one, its hard to actually be any better than that one. They try, but it is clear why this song isn’t the first one. But, its a successful mix, that is attractive for those of you with nostalgia embedded into your body. It’s also a renewable source of energy, which clearly states that this mixture between genres can be a success.

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