Einstürzende Neubauten - Halber Mensch
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1985 Ratings: #14
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September 2, 1985 / Release Date
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Industrial / Genres
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Gonna review some old stuff that I love this week, consider it to be my first classic week, we start today with one of the most demonic german records of all time. So get a spare diaper ready, because we are tackling the heavy and terrifying "½ Mensch"!

1985. The Smiths release "Meat Is Murder", Killing Joke release "Night Time", the Sisters Of Mercy release their essential debut album, the compilation "VU" is finally here, Dire Straits sell the ... read more
Whenever someone mentions strictly Industrial most likely Einsturzende Neubauten classic, Halber Mensch will be on of the first albums that pop into your heads. It is crazy to think this album came out 35 years ago and how influential and ahead of the curve it was. Obviously, industiral music was around in the late 70's mainly due to the like of Throbbing Gristle, but Halber sets itself apart by how experiment and abrasive it truly is, creating a dark and down right creepy tone making it ... read more
This album is madly underrated on this site and the fact that this album is below 80 on aoty is a complete blasphemy. This album is so horrifying and intense yet beautiful at the same time. The grim and bleak atmosphere is amazing and I love every inch of this album.
Is my musical taste so fucked up that I don't feel like this is all that weird? Maybe I'm just used to it by now.

The first two tracks set an atmosphere of unsubtle horror, the former by being the scariest thing to ever be done by a choir, the latter by means of synthesizers and a complex atmosphere; "Trinklied" comes and goes without much fuss; "ZNS" has a minimal groove to it; "Seele Brennt" and "Sensucht" both feel relatively conventional in ... read more
essential industrial! first two tracks go HARD and after them it starts kind of disintegrating into just a wall of noise, love it.
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Added on: April 17, 2016