Suicide Commando is the project of Belgium's electronic musician
Johan Van Roy, who began releasing cassettes in 1986 but soon became part
of Belgium's EBM scene with Critical Stage (Offbeat, 1994),
The brutal style of Traumatise, Necrophillia and
Where Do We Go From Here bridged the gap between techno, industrial
and gothic the way Belgium had been doing for a decade.
Suicide Commando's masterpiece is probably Stored Images (1995), that
features a more personal sound and includes a few of Van Roy's classics:
See You In Hell, Murder, T.V. Obsession,
Intercourse, Save Me.
Construct/Destruct (1998) was, instead, a major disappointment, despite
the club hits Desire and Better Off Dead.
Even its remix album, Reconstruction (1998), sounded better.
Chromdioxyde 1 (1999) is a limited-edition compilation of demos.
Mindstrip (Metropolis, 2000) marked a return to form and displayed a
mature and eclectic author, who runs the gamut from the traditional sound
(Comatose Delusion, Love Breeds Suicide),
(Jesus Wept, Body Count Proceed, Mind Stripper),
gothic nightmares (Hellraiser) and raw violence (Raise Your God).
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