To ad to my previous comment: 'Neutralized' and 'Freaks in Wonderland' are great aswell, although the mastering on FiW feels a bit off. That said, I think that 'Neutralized' is their second best album.
Back in 2001 I thought their sound was a bit too clean for my taste (still, I spent countless hours listening to Pure Therapy), but after rediscovering them last week, I have no objections against their sound. I look forward to catch up on everything that has happened post Pure Therapy.
Ram-Zet needed to go somewhere "different" without losing their identity as I think the formula was becoming stale on Neutralized (ironic also due the album title). I think with FIW they have succeeded in this endeavour - revitalizing themselves without losing any of their "zet-ness" (if that makes any sense). It's fast climbing up my rank of favourites and would probably class it as my 3rd favourite release behind Escape and Intra.
I see what GlamMaster is saying when he calls the new album more "commercial"; it sounds different than their past albums, I get it. However, it is by no means an "epic fail". FIW still has Ram-Zet written all over it, and it's still outlandish enough that it cannot be called mainstream by any stretch of the imagination, nor is it boring. If you think so, it's because you're an idiot. FIW is easily another solid release from a solid band. Rock the fuck on, friends!
what's with the generic youtubesque comments ("i have an opinion but i can't explain it or use my own words to discribe it." then don't type anything.)? how is the new album a fail and what makes it boring to you? commercial means i can play it to my mom and my dance club friends and they will like it, right? no! it might not be as fierce as escape and neutralized but it still has technical parts and doesn't lack the ram-zet vibe. i'm enjoying the even more theatrical flair on this one, will listen to it a few more and invite anybody that likes ram-zet and related bands to do so as well.
Just finished listening to their entire discography and I bought the Freaks In Wonderland album in Spotify. So far, even after a couple of listens of this new album I've still got to digest the most of it but I enjoyed it since it's still so refreshing in the end. Definitely looking forward to discover more from it.
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Ooh, if my money didn't run out on my bills and fun times, I definitely wouldn't have to wait until I could afford Freak In Wonderland. But at least I can go for a Ram-Zet marathon leading up to this. Ram-Zet has caught my interest thanks albums such as Escape and Neutralized. :)
For those in the UK - digital download of the new album "Freaks in Wonderland" available at Amazon from Monday (5th March) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Freaks-in-Wonderland-Explicit/dp/B007FEA4C8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330710928&sr=8-1
Yeah well I'm not a dude, and it's not saying a lot about your own intelligence that you call me a douche or a dick. If you're here for the music, then ignore me it's not like I cared. I just hate this trend of always adding [+] to everything. This shit spreads like a plague, it's in every shoutbox and it's goddamn annoying. I know I could just ignore it but I don't because I actually read the shoutboxes because they sometimes contain interesting points of view. So if just one person changes his usual + for a simple "I agree because..." after reading this message, I'll be glad. Now go on and insult me all you like. Anyway, your shout does not make any sense because you are judging people who dislike the female vocals in this band as much as I judge people who think they are better because they like them. You are all as retarded and clueless to tell them they're idiots for disliking them, because their opinion is as good as yours.
@fableofdream lol dude.. Calm down, people are just having fun.
You must have a rather low level of intelligence if you didn't catch the joke behind the infitiy plus whatever. In any-case, I'm here for this music not judgemental douches like yourself. I love this band ∞ + ∞ eat that dick!