Misery Loves Co

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Misery Loves Co , 6/10
Not Like Them , 5/10
Your Vision Was Never To Share , 4/10

Misery Loves Co is a duo from Sweden (Patrick Wiren and Orjan Ornkloo) that plays danceable industrial music with heavy metal overtones. Their mixture of gothic, aggro and techno is glorified on Misery Loves Co (Earache, 1995) winks at Pantera and Metallica (My Mind, Need Another One) while worshipping Nine Inch Nails (Happy, Private Hell). The intensity of Kiss Your Boots and The Only Way is worthy of Godflesh.

Abandoned the excesses of that style, the duo settled for a more psychological approach on Not Like Them (Earache, 1997), that belongs to gothic rock more than it does to industrial music.

No surprise, then, that Your Vision Was Never To Share (Earache, 1999) sounds like Bauhaus and Killing Joke, a series of depressed horror litanies (The Drowning Man, When Everything Dies). On the other hand, the desperate tones of Your Vision and No Exit ring with the devilish malice of Type O Negative.

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Matteo Gentile)

Misery Loves Co è un duo svedese (Patrick Wiren e Orjan Ornkloo) che suona musica industriale ballabile dai toni heavy metal. Il loro mix di gotico, nu metal e techno è glorificato da Misery Loves Co (Earache, 1995), che strizza l'occhio a Pantera e Metallica (My Mind, Need Another One) mentre venera i Nine Inch Nails (Happy, Private Hell). L'intensità di Kiss Your Boots e The Only Way è degna dei Godflesh.

Abbandonati gli eccessi di quello stile, il duo decise di adottare un approccio più psicologico in Not Like Them (Earache, 1997), che appartiene al rock gotico più che alla musica industriale.

Non sorprende, quindi, che Your Vision Was Never Mine To Share (Earache, 1999) suoni come i Bauhaus e i Killing Joke, una serie di litanie depresse dell'orrore (The Drowning Man, When Everything Dies). D'altra parte, i toni disperati di Your Vision e No Exit squillano con la diabolica malizia dei Type O Negative.

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