||Dark Metal masters Bethlehem
are back with a great new album called "Schatten Aus Der Alexander
Welt." Their songs are an interesting mix of all the Bethlehem
albums along with some well-know music styles to create a very diverse
album. Some of the songs took more of a beat driven sound, like techno
or industrial music. It wasn't helpful addition to the songs, but
it was interesting how Bethlehem incorporated those songs into their
music. Its sometimes more of a beat with an eerie, atmospheric sound.
"Somnambulismus in Maschinezimmer" has great melodies, and
an overall calming feeling, a great track. Some other songs that deserve
some recognition include "Maschinsohn," "Mein Kuss
erstickt im Imperativ," "Das 4. Tier ab den Mutterwitz,"
and "Tod einer Dieselkatze." To the addition of the nine
songs there are monologues over industrial/mechanical atmospheres
that make up the albums seventeen tracks. There is also a bonus track
that incorporates all the styles they use on this album. Bethlehem
did a great job in writing a diverse sounding album without sounding
like they have commercialized.