Lifelover - Erotik


7.9 | 49 votes |
Release date: 24 February 2007
Style: Depressive black metal, Post-punk

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01. Förspel & Intrång
02. Sweet Illness Of Mine
03. I Love (To Hurt) You
04. En Man I Sina Sämsta År
05. Dödens Landsväg
06. Välkommen Till Pulvercity
07. Saltvatten (Du + Jag VS. Tellus)
08. Besatt
09. Höstdepressioner
10. Humörets Bottenvåning
11. Museum Of Past Affections
12. Nitlott

Staff review by
Lucas
Rating:
8.7
Quite fast after the release of their debut album, Lifelover returned with another piece of twisted sickness, this time entitled "Erotik". Before its release the band had announced that they had incorporated clean vocals and the fans where fearing that Lifelover would 'sell out' and take a less controversial musical direction.

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published 03.02.2008 | Comments (19)

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26.03.2011 - 19:54
Rating: 7
Averus
Museum of Past Affections, definitely my favorite Lifelover track.
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27.03.2011 - 02:03
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
This is by far my favorite Lifelover release. "I Love (To Hurt) You", "Besatt", and "Museum of Past Affections" are all amazing songs.
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17.10.2011 - 00:08
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.03.2011 at 02:03

This is by far my favorite Lifelover release. "I Love (To Hurt) You", "Besatt", and "Museum of Past Affections" are all amazing songs.


Hmmm hard for me to decide... Pulver was far more fucked up for me but there was this time I actually had Erotik in my cd-player while walking on town while it was quite dark.... Such an overwhelming atmosphere indeed. What can I say... wonderful band imo. Created their own niche in metal.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
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17.10.2011 - 00:11
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Mr. Doctor on 17.10.2011 at 00:08
Created their own niche in metal.

Look out for Marcel, he'll be by to let you know they only carved a niche making mainstream top 40 pop hits like Coldplay.
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17.10.2011 - 07:21
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.10.2011 at 00:11

Written by Mr. Doctor on 17.10.2011 at 00:08
Created their own niche in metal.

Look out for Marcel, he'll be by to let you know they only carved a niche making mainstream top 40 pop hits like Coldplay.


But they still carved out a niche
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18.08.2014 - 22:25
Rating: 7
mz
Didn't know DSBM could be this fun.
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20.08.2014 - 16:50
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by mz on 18.08.2014 at 22:25

Didn't know DSBM could be this fun.


Wouldn't call it DSBM tbh. In concept, lyrics and imagery: Yes. But not in music if you compare them to everything else in the genre.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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20.08.2014 - 17:22
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.08.2014 at 16:50

Written by mz on 18.08.2014 at 22:25

Didn't know DSBM could be this fun.


Wouldn't call it DSBM tbh. In concept, lyrics and imagery: Yes. But not in music if you compare them to everything else in the genre.


If this is DSBM that would mean Coldplay is also DSBM
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20.08.2014 - 18:01
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
The horse isn't dead... it's fucking fossilised from the same tired joke.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
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Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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20.08.2014 - 18:03
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.08.2014 at 18:01

The horse isn't dead... it's fucking fossilised from the same tired joke.


Well, it is because they are musically extremely a lot like Coldplay. If they had played something different to Coldplay then the horse would be dead as can be and fossilized
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20.08.2014 - 21:14
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
If you search Marcel's posts for Coldplay it probably comes up at least a dozen times, all in Lifelover threads.
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20.08.2014 - 21:29
Rating: 7
mz
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.08.2014 at 16:50

Wouldn't call it DSBM tbh. In concept, lyrics and imagery: Yes. But not in music if you compare them to everything else in the genre.

You are probably right. DSBM isn't the style I'm very familiar with but I've seen this band described as such. Moreover, as you said, the imagery is there.
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20.08.2014 - 21:41
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Troy Killjoy on 20.08.2014 at 21:14

If you search Marcel's posts for Coldplay it probably comes up at least a dozen times, all in Lifelover threads.

Anytime the band is mentioned by anyone.

Also, I've never heard this album tbh, but how does this,



even sound remotely similar to this,



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20.08.2014 - 22:08
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Boxcar Willy on 20.08.2014 at 21:41
???

I don't get it you just posted the same song twice.

Seriously though, I think where Marcel is coming from stems from people referring to Lifelover as depressive black metal. Perhaps image-wise and in a smaller sense, music-wise, but they haven't ever been a purely black metal band. I could maybe get on board with them being called "the Coldplay of depressive black metal", but that's about it.
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20.08.2014 - 22:18
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Boxcar Willy on 20.08.2014 at 21:41





It'ss just as pathetically boring britpop both bands play. Simple
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20.08.2014 - 22:19
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by Troy Killjoy on 20.08.2014 at 22:08

I could maybe get on board with them being called "the Coldplay of depressive black metal", but that's about it.


I've seen them called the "black metal version of Joy Division", which seems more accurate... I'm not familiar with Coldplay (maybe Marcel is ) , but comparing them to Lifelover sounds kinda ridiculous (or maybe just an easy way to criticize the band ).
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20.08.2014 - 22:21
Rating: 7
mz
Also, I really like coldplay's 2008 record =p
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20.08.2014 - 22:23
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Vombatus on 20.08.2014 at 22:19
I've seen them called the "black metal version of Joy Division", which seems more accurate... I'm not familiar with Coldplay (maybe Marcel is ) , but comparing them to Lifelover sounds kinda ridiculous (or maybe just an easy way to criticize the band ).

That's far more accurate. Coldplay has nothing to do with Lifelover, it's a comparison I've never understood.
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20.08.2014 - 22:26
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
It is both britpop and just as boring and lifelover have nothing to do with joy division even though that band is boring as fuck as well
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20.08.2014 - 22:31
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Do you listen to Britpop, Marcel? I feel like you don't, because if you did you'd know how ludicrous a comparison that is. The only commonalities between Lifelover and Britpop are the pop punk or shoegaze influence, but even then it's only a small portion of the band's sound.
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20.08.2014 - 22:38
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Troy Killjoy on 20.08.2014 at 22:31

Do you listen to Britpop, Marcel? I feel like you don't, because if you did you'd know how ludicrous a comparison that is. The only commonalities between Lifelover and Britpop are the pop punk or shoegaze influence, but even then it's only a small portion of the band's sound.



yes I heard loads of it and am still exposed to loads of Britpop
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20.08.2014 - 22:38
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Musically they really are like your average Britpop band
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20.08.2014 - 22:40
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Well I can't say what you hear is wrong but it's definitely an opinion I disagree with.
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21.08.2014 - 15:24
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 20.08.2014 at 22:23

Written by Vombatus on 20.08.2014 at 22:19
I've seen them called the "black metal version of Joy Division", which seems more accurate... I'm not familiar with Coldplay (maybe Marcel is ) , but comparing them to Lifelover sounds kinda ridiculous (or maybe just an easy way to criticize the band ).

That's far more accurate. Coldplay has nothing to do with Lifelover, it's a comparison I've never understood.


I've been living in Sweden long enough to see that Lifelover have always been putting their twist on the depressive pop/rock sound found in Kent.
Marcel will obviously say that Kent sound totally like a swedish Coldplay but anyone who is actually familiar with their career as well as pop/rock will clearly see the differences and realise that Lifelover is basically Kent playing black metal. The lyrical concepts for example is far closer between these two bands than with Coldplay.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
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23.08.2014 - 18:58
Rating: 6
Alex F
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.08.2014 at 22:38

Musically they really are like your average Britpop band

In what way? Do you have a masters in musical theory? Can you defend your ridiculous allegations with, I don't know, evidence?! Other than shouting the same idiotic thing "britpop, coldplay, herpderp", how about you talk about the song structure, musical techniques, similar chord progressions and techniques in instrumentation? I'm not saying you need a masters in musical theory to judge music, I'm just saying you need to use evidence to back up objective statements that are so clearly disagreed with by the majority
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31.12.2014 - 02:38
Rating: 5
Olives
Couldn't get into it as much as I like fresh stuff.
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14.08.2015 - 07:14
Rating: 8
Kuroboshi
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.08.2014 at 15:24


I've been living in Sweden long enough to see that Lifelover have always been putting their twist on the depressive pop/rock sound found in Kent.
Marcel will obviously say that Kent sound totally like a swedish Coldplay but anyone who is actually familiar with their career as well as pop/rock will clearly see the differences and realise that Lifelover is basically Kent playing black metal. The lyrical concepts for example is far closer between these two bands than with Coldplay.

This is exactly what I thought when listening to this! I've never heard Lifelover until now, but I've been a big fan of early Kent (pre-Du och Jag Döden), and I was just amazed how similar they are. Well, Lifelover's lyrics are a bit more cynical perhaps, but it's pretty similar in mood.

And I think that comparing Coldplay to these two bands is a bit of a stretch (I love Coldplay by the way), since Coldplay's melancholy is a bit fleeting, and beautiful in some poppish way, whereas Lifelover and Kent is, I don't know, a bit more... trve? What I mean to say is that there is always some light shining in in Coldplay, but it can be pitch-black here.
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16.08.2015 - 13:00
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Kuroboshi on 14.08.2015 at 07:14
This is exactly what I thought when listening to this! I've never heard Lifelover until now, but I've been a big fan of early Kent (pre-Du och Jag Döden), and I was just amazed how similar they are. Well, Lifelover's lyrics are a bit more cynical perhaps, but it's pretty similar in mood.
And I think that comparing Coldplay to these two bands is a bit of a stretch (I love Coldplay by the way), since Coldplay's melancholy is a bit fleeting, and beautiful in some poppish way, whereas Lifelover and Kent is, I don't know, a bit more... trve? What I mean to say is that there is always some light shining in in Coldplay, but it can be pitch-black here.


Glad to read I'm not alone in this one. Personally, I'm a huge Kent fan, more or less love all their shit. If you dig Erotik then it's safe to say you should give everything at least one chance. My personal favorite is Konkurs. It follows the same formula of Erotik but to me it's like they took all the elements from the previous album and made them even better. A lot of "dark rock/pop" there too.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
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