Release date: 13 June 2014
Style: Industrial gothic metal

Rating:

7.3 | 58 votes

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01. Explode
02. Fire Galore
03. All The Devil's Toys
04. Ghost Reviver
05. The Perfect Cult
06. Asphalt Wings
07. Bodies
08. Temple Of The Insects
09. Track, Crush & Prevail
10. Noise Cuts

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AnGina-- - 11.03.2014 at 23:20  
Rating: 9 Cover art

I'm so glad the release date is finally out. Can't wait for this one!
MechanisT - 12.03.2014 at 15:53  
  Hey ho waddya know new Deathstars. Here's hoping it's a step up from its predecessor, which didn't do a great deal for me unfortunately.
AnGina-- - 11.04.2014 at 17:17  
Rating: 9 The first official single, "All The Devil's Toys" is available on iTunes and already leaked on youtube.

I loveeeeeeeee ittttttt!!!

Wen Whip sings: "Come here....".... Oh God, I'm screaming on the inside & the outside. So sexy. Can't wait for this one to come out! 5 long years, 5 years, and it finally is here, so close!
fosi - 13.06.2014 at 21:31  
Rating: 9 Really good album,indeed!!!
AnGina-- - 13.06.2014 at 21:52  
Rating: 9 Typical. Not an album for those, who seek something new in Deathstars sound.

However, I find it highly enjoyable, I especially like how the first half of the album is catchy, up-beat and the second one extremely dark. The elements are well ballanced, more keyboards driven sound. I only miss more of Whip's screams. Overall, very very pleased with this release, better than NEN.
BlackEssence - 14.06.2014 at 18:12  
Rating: 4 Meh. Pretty meh. Generic. Also most of the songs sounds pretty the same. It's like Gothic version of Disturbed.
ManiacBlasphemer - 14.06.2014 at 19:36  
Rating: 8 Deathstars is a band that I love seeing live but most of their studio works (except for Termination Bliss) has been bland (with the exception of a couple of singles). The Perfect Cult seems to return to that blandness but not to the degree of Night Electric Night. An improvement but I do think that they should get a second guitarist. With just a single one, it tends to become tiresome.
Steaklas - 14.06.2014 at 21:49  
Rating: 9 After the first spin I was shocked about this new album, because it was extremely focused on electronics and keyboards. My first prognosis was that I will give it a 7 (at best).
After the second spin I remembered that the "new" more electronically style was already used on Synthetic Generation, which was my least favorite album by the Deathstars to date (not a good sign at all)...

After at least two dozens more spins, I got grown on most songs and really love this new style. I was awaiting a more TB-like album, after I read somewhere that they want to get darker again after NEN.
However, what I didn't expect was that they indeed bring back the darkness of TB, but mix it with keyboard & electronic driven sounds like on SG (while they are even more present on TPC).
This symbiosis makes it a highly enjoyable album for me. The Perfect Cult is just as well as Termination Bliss I think, while separating their different styles. Songs 3-5 on this album easily fit amongst my previous favorite Deathstars songs.
It's interesting how an album I didn't really like on first spin sounded better and better for me when giving it a few/dozen/few dozen more spins.
AnGina-- - 14.06.2014 at 22:57  
Rating: 9
Written by Steaklas on 14.06.2014 at 21:49

After the first spin I was shocked about this new album, because it was extremely focused on electronics and keyboards. My first prognosis was that I will give it a 7 (at best).


My thoughts exactly. After I listened to it for the first time, The Perfect Cult (the song) seemed like a deal breaker, I thought the album was cut in half and couldn't really embrace the second half of the album all in one. But after the second and third listening, it had me. I would give it a fair and square 9/10 (saying TB is 10/10 and both NEN and SG a 8/10).
s_t_s - 17.06.2014 at 12:29  
Rating: 6 Meh, I'll keep with Termination Bliss which is awesome. Anyway this is not my usual kind of music.
Sword_Chant - 17.06.2014 at 14:40  
Rating: 7
Written by s_t_s on 17.06.2014 at 12:29

Meh, I'll keep with Termination Bliss which is awesome. Anyway this is not my usual kind of music.


^ agree with this! Always thought the singer for this band sounds strange but I checked it out. Not my usual cup of tea, but I like their simple approach to songs.
s_t_s - 18.06.2014 at 12:25  
Rating: 6
Written by Sword_Chant on 17.06.2014 at 14:40

Written by s_t_s on 17.06.2014 at 12:29

Meh, I'll keep with Termination Bliss which is awesome. Anyway this is not my usual kind of music.


^ agree with this! Always thought the singer for this band sounds strange but I checked it out. Not my usual cup of tea, but I like their simple approach to songs.


don't get me wrong, I love the singer of Deathstars, he really knows how to use his voice ! Termination Bliss was dark, vicious, ie very enjoyable but NEN seems to be the soundtrack of a "litte pony" movie by comparison And all I've heard from the Perfect Cult sounds like a pure follower to NEN
Warman - 22.06.2014 at 15:04  
Rating: 9 Huge Deathstars fanboy, which is no secret here. I've been a fan since 2006, I consider "Termination Bliss" to be one of the top 10 albums of all time. Probably. I loved "Night Electric Night". So I've been waiting for this album for over five years now. There really was nothing which could fulfill my expectations for this release. And no, it did not. At first I thought was good, "Fire Galore" being the second song and it's just insanely catchy. But after that it drops a lot of tempo and I thought it lacked like three up-tempo-right-in-your-face-singles or something like that. But I've been spinning it several times now and it sure is a grower. During the best parts, which is several, it's absolutely outstanding.

However, a bit of a problem is that a Deathstars album shouldn't be an album which has to grow on you. It should just need one spin and then you know you just heard some great shit. Well well, it's finally here.
Lit. - 22.06.2014 at 20:25  
  Not a bad album by any means, but it still won't be topping Termination Bliss.
musicalkaratekid - 24.06.2014 at 18:21  
Rating: 6 I found this a little underwhelming to be honest. It seems to me like the band have favoured the more symphonic/industrial-tinged part of their sound and left the rhythm section to plod along. That said, some of the songs here are really well written, particularly the title track, 'Ghost Reviver' and 'Temple of the Insects'.
Slayer666 - 28.06.2014 at 02:01  
Rating: 6 This took 5 years to make?
It's just so.... average. Weakest Deathstars album to date.
s_t_s - 06.07.2014 at 18:06  
Rating: 6
Written by Slayer666 on 28.06.2014 at 02:01

This took 5 years to make?
It's just so.... average. Weakest Deathstars album to date.



Agree, listened to most tracks but none really appeals to me. They sound like NEN tracks mixed up with keyboards from Synthetics Generation without the skills. Boring...
Alondate - 24.07.2014 at 15:52  
  Fire galore, ghost reviver and especially track, crush & prevail are so catchy. I like this one as much as their other albums
Malaghost - 06.08.2014 at 21:40  
Rating: 6 Remixes are pretty good.
MechanisT - 14.08.2014 at 09:37  
  ^ Yea I'd second that, especially the Temple of the Insects one. A shame that the album itself is a bore.
KerryGriffin - 10.09.2014 at 02:51  
Rating: 8 I like it, especially Explode (remix) and All the Devil's Toys. Deathstars is my favorite band. it is the one band i can never get tired of listening to.
Mehdi Taba - 07.11.2014 at 19:16  
Rating: 8 Symphonic element was very great "8.3".

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