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Emigrate - Emigrate (CD)

by Yiannis Dafopoulos at 28 March 2008, 9:17 AM

This album came like a blast right to the Metal Temple headquarters and I was amazed at first sight, since I didn't know that this guy was preparing a solo album! Don't tell me you still haven't understood who this guy is! Richard Z. Kruspe is playing guitar for a well known band, which happens to be one of the best live bands ever… RAMMSTEIN. Mr. Kruspe has amazed us with his work with the German Industrial metallers. Can he do as well on his own? I hope so…

Don't tell me you need to learn bio stuff about such a musician. Most of you (if not all of you) definitely know RAMMSTEIN. What you need to know about this project is only the content of this album, and believe me it is more than interesting. The German guitarist took good care of his music and he doesn't intend to spend his time ruminating the work of RAMMSTEIN.

Emigrate is an album that may belong to the same category with RAMMSTEIN's music since it is an Industrial album, but it definitely has its own character and philosophy. First of all, Kruspe does not sing in German, but has preferred to use the English language to get his message through. The music is slightly less heavy than the one of the German Industrial act, since it is based on melody and electro parts, as well as some Nu Metal breaks than the great ending of the song Let Me Break. There are times that EMIGRATE's music reminded me of bands like PAIN, MARILYN MANSON and a bit of UNHEILIG, but the good thing is that the German guitarist has managed to create his own distinctive sound.

One more thing that makes his music get away from the RAMMSTEIN standards is his hi pitched style of singing, which has nothing to do with Lindemann's deep vocals. After all, the intention of this project was to avoid any musical conflicts with his band. Armed with a heavy and crystal clear sound, Kruspe manages to sum it all up in an album that shows both his aggressive (Emigrate, Wake Up), as well as his softer side (In My Tears, Babe). By the way, In My Tears is a kick ass ballad with amazing lyrics. You have got to listen to this song!

Emigrate is an album that will definitely have to fight me in order to leave my CD player. Even though it is not the most Metal album you can find out there, it will please every Industrial/Alternative Metal fan out there (even though it crosses the Metal borders several times). Let's hope that Kruspe has many non RAMMSTEIN ideas left, so we can see some more albums by him.


4 Star Rating

Wake Up
My World
Let Me Break
In My Tears
New York City
This Is What
You Can't Get Enough
Richard Z. Kruspe - Vocals, All Instruments
Record Label: Motor Music


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