MENTALLO & THE FIXER – Algorythum  

Mentallo and the Fixer have long been one of the leaders, in my eyes, of what I like to call Gothic Industrial (other people call it other things, including Darkwave), and with Algorythum they slightly alter their earlier sounds, this time taking what seems a less angry approach to the darkness, in fact compared to their other albums it sounds somewhat upbeat, but only in mood. The sound of the album combines Mentallo's usual sound with a more space like atomosphere, resulting in a quieter album than before. Where as other albums may have been accusingly hostile, this one seems more sad about the state we find ourselves, but somehow it feels that what little hope there is, there is at least some. Unfortunately for Mentallo and the Fixer, I can't help but compare their new work against Where Angels Fear to Tread, which was an incredible album. Algorythum, is good, but not as good as Where Angels Fear to Tread. If you don't have any Mentallo, then get Angels first, and then think about getting Algorythum.


taken from Squiduary Webzine

review by: Squid

p+c 1999.
Label: Metropolis

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