1. A Nice Place to Visit (03:43) 2. The Devil's in the Details (04:00) 3. The 11th Hour (05:04) 4. Hit the Streets (04:21) 5. One and Only (05:09) 6. Inhuman (04:18) 7. Celebrity Sin (04:26) 8. Filthy Design (04:42) 9. Motherfucker (04:11) 10. Under Your Skin (03:52) 11. The Little Death (04:17) 12. All Beauty Destroyed (03:54)
CD II - Bonus CD
1. A Nice Place to Visit [B M F remix by Extinction Front] (03:40) 2. A Nice Place to Visit [X-Rx remix] (03:31) 3. A Nice Place to Visit [Caustic remix] (03:55) 4. Hit the Streets [Alter der Ruine remix] (05:06) 5. The 11th Hour [Hocico temix] (05:18) 6. All Beauty Destroyed [Xp8 remix] (04:10)
CD I total: 52:03 | CD II total: 25:42
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'2008's 'A Violent Emotion' was a clear forerunner in the industrial genre. Voted album of the year by Vampire Freaks, the album, coupled with tours with Combichrist and Faderhead, forge the name of Aesthetic Perfection firmly within the genre. And so, it is our pleasure to dissect AP's new album 'All Beauty Destroyed', track-by-track.
A Nice Place to Visit
The album begins with a slow building siren, before an onslaught of screams and pounding beats bring the show to life. The track flitters between deep grooves with calming melodies to a volatile explosion. «To hell with damnation!» is the main point being drilled home here.
The Devil's in the Details
This track was a single earlier this year and is already an established club hit. A galloping drum beat and clattering samples move the verses along to the piercing chorus. Although this was a single that generated a lot of interest in the album, amazingly it's one of the weak points on the finished product!
The 11th Hour
After an abrasive beginning to the album, 'The 11th Hour' shows another side to the band. Even though it's a combination of sung verses and screamed choruses, there is an overall more calming feel to the track. Synth sounds sway backwards and forwards across a ticking beat — almost like the band is trying to give a feel as if you're sat in the centre of a clock with time ticking right around you. A very clever effect.
Hit the Street
For the verses and build up at least, there's an electroclash influence going on here. It makes you want to sing Goldfrapp's 'Ooh La La' over the top (and the two mix well together in clubs…!). The «Big fuck you to dedicate to the world» almost echoes something Marilyn Manson might want to write. Goldfrapp meets Marilyn Manson? Hey it works…
One and Only
The groove on this track isn't a groove, it's a massive ridge: the deep sound gives a massive depth to the feel of the track. Sadly this groove becomes a certain plod that makes this feel a little 'filler' — you feel like you like it, but you won't be humming it hours later or dancing to it in clubs for years to come, however…
The second single from the album. Another opening few bars that suggests Daniel has been listening to electroclash and alt disco, but transforms quite quickly into a club-friendly beat. Addictive melodies and a nice sing-a-long chorus. There's a hint that maybe touring with Faderhead has rubbed off because there's the whole gritty-club feel too it that Faderhead do so well. 'Inhuman' may not be a 'Dirrrty Grrls…' but it's at least a 'TDZV'.
'Celebrity Sin' sounds like a schizophrenic journey through some nightmare media tunnel. Irregular beats and ad hoc sounds makes the track sound deliberately jumbled. Not really easy listening, but most certainly keeps things different on the album.
Another gritty track, possibly hinging around prostitution. Growls of «You're just so dirty… what do you do with that mouth?» opens the track and makes up the chorus. It's a track that focuses heavily on the vocals, the growled chorus is accompanying to the sung verses. The actual music has a sloppy grinding feel to it. The musical equivalent of a hangover in a back alley outside some seedy Gentlemans Club.
After some usual tracks, 'Motherfucker' takes things back to the start. A combination of taunting verses and a friendly scream-a-long chorus of «I hope you die you motherfucker». Perky synths make this one of those uplifting hate songs — where screaming the negative lyrics makes you feel positive.
The hand-claps in the intro and outro are as effective as they are confusing.
Under Your Skin
A trio of wind-down songs open with 'Under Your Skin' — again showing the variety of tracks on the album. Instruments are minimal, with the track being carried on an a cappella groaning. As the track builds more voices are added to the backing and a subtle clicking and tapping are the only instruments. Possibly one of the last things you'd expect the band to try, but the success of their execution makes you glad they did.
The Little Death
The synths and sounds return for 'The Little Death' but the feel remains. Mostly sung and is possibly the most stretching vocals on the album. But still positive lyrics like «I'll cut your throat/you have to die/ it's not personal/but if I let you go/I'll live my life alone». The low tempo and feel to the track, coupled with the lyrics just gives it a really eerie and creepy feel about it. Scary stuff. Note to self: don't be home alone with Daniel if kitchen knives are about.
All Beauty Destroyed
Perhaps three calm songs in a row is a bit risky, but it seems to really help wrap the album up.
A piano accompaniment to this finale sung turns this into one of those classic album finishers. «There's nothing left to say once all beauty destroyed.»
In terms of industrial music, you will struggle to find an album more diverse this year and even if you can, the quality will struggle to match this formidable collection. For this genre, they've another 'Album of the Year' contender right here.'
Written byKevin Morris @ www.truecultheavymetal.com
Aesthetic Perfection - All Beauty Destroyed (2011) [2CD Limited Edition]