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Release date: 24 February 2007
Style: Depressive black metal, Post-punk

Rating:

7.9 | 46 votes

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5 want it


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

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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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Averus - 26.03.2011 at 19:54  
Rating: 7 Museum of Past Affections, definitely my favorite Lifelover track.
Troy Killjoy - 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.
Mr. Doctor - 17.10.2011 at 00:08  
Rating: 8
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.
Troy Killjoy - 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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 17.10.2011 at 07:21  
Rating: 6
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
mz - 18.08.2014 at 22:25  
Rating: 8 Didn't know DSBM could be this fun.
Mr. Doctor - 20.08.2014 at 16:50  
Rating: 8
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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2014 at 17:22  
Rating: 6
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
Mr. Doctor - 20.08.2014 at 18:01  
Rating: 8 The horse isn't dead... it's fucking fossilised from the same tired joke.
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2014 at 18:03  
Rating: 6
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
Troy Killjoy - 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.
mz - 20.08.2014 at 21:29  
Rating: 8
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.
BoxCar Willy - 20.08.2014 at 21:41  
 
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,



Troy Killjoy - 20.08.2014 at 22:08  
 
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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2014 at 22:18  
Rating: 6
Written by BoxCar Willy on 20.08.2014 at 21:41





It'ss just as pathetically boring britpop both bands play. Simple
Vombatus - 20.08.2014 at 22:19  
 
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 ).
mz - 20.08.2014 at 22:21  
Rating: 8 Also, I really like coldplay's 2008 record =p
Troy Killjoy - 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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2014 at 22:26  
Rating: 6 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
Troy Killjoy - 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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2014 at 22:38  
Rating: 6
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
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2014 at 22:38  
Rating: 6 Musically they really are like your average Britpop band
Troy Killjoy - 20.08.2014 at 22:40  
  Well I can't say what you hear is wrong but it's definitely an opinion I disagree with.
Mr. Doctor - 21.08.2014 at 15:24  
Rating: 8
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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