Chemical Sweet Kid – Addicted To Addiction

Chemical Sweet Kid Addicted To Addiction

Album facts

Release: May 12th, 2017
Label: darkTunes Music Group
Genre: , ,
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A drug called music

Now it's finally before us. The new album 'Addicted To Addiction' by 'Chemical Sweet Kid'. Although the band has exis­ted since 2011, we have only noticed the young French with the release of the music video 'Kiss My Hate' (December 2015). With this song, the band has drawn us straight into their spell, so they receive a place in the list '10 bands with big­ger beats than The Prodigy that are gonna kick your ass!'.

Obviously, the music of 'Chemical Sweet Kid' has a cer­tain addict­ive factor. The mix­ture of Electrorock and Industrial sounds very fresh and is def­in­itely con­tem­por­ary. But what addic­tion poten­tial does the cur­rent album 'Addicted To Addiction' offer?

I'll try it harder this time

The open­er 'Never Enough' is very good, even if the elec­tron­ic instru­ments have been used very spar­ingly. Nevertheless, the track is cap­tiv­at­ing and extremely power­ful. The begin­ning of the song her­alds a suit­able movie quote, which prom­ises us: "I'll try it harder this time […]". If you know from which movie the quo­ta­tion is, please write this below in the com­ments.

The second song 'My Apologies' sounds a bit more Industrial-heavy. Here elec­tron­ic noise are very adept sprayed. Especially in the quiet breaks the syn­thes­izers come to full use and cre­ate a cold and excit­ing atmo­sphere.

Chemical Sweet Kid Press Photo 2017
Chemical Sweet Kid
(Press Photo 2017)

The trip begins

Title num­ber 3 'Hate Me' has a rather mediocre Rock'n'Roll influ­ence and skip it here.

Followed sur­prised and con­vinced us of the song 'Ghosts & Shadows'. At last, the syn­thes­izers speak a weighty word in the sound of 'Chemical Sweet Kid'. The track offers a lot of dynam­ism and reminds a bit of 'Antichrist Superstar' from 'Marilyn Manson'. An abso­lute listen­ing suggestion.

Adding some horror mood

The song 'Fuck The Rest' has the vibe and the basic mood of a Halloween party. In addi­tion, I could ima­gine the song very well as a soundtrack for a hor­ror movie.

Here again, the elec­tron­ic instru­ments play a decis­ive role in the sound con­struct. 'Chemical Sweet Kid' have done well to choose this song as the first single. My decision would cer­tainly not have been dif­fer­ent, since this is one of the strongest songs on the album.

Marilyn Manson as musical father figure

'Some Kind Of Madness' moves acous­tic­ally in the realm of insan­ity. My first asso­ci­ations ten­ded towards 'The Golden Age Of Grotesque' also from 'Marilyn Manson'. The track is slower and quieter than most of the album. However, the song is not lack­ing in gloomy men­ace.

Very nice are the almost clas­sic, sound­ing strings in the track 'What The Fuck'. These are used incred­ibly ter­rif­ic and let the song live in a strange dimen­sion. Even the unusu­al, driv­ing beat brings a lot of vari­ety in 'Addicted To Addiction'.

In your face

Once again really full throttle and in your face, there is the song 'Walk Hard, Stay True'. Here the head moves for 2:52 minutes with per­man­ent head­banging. Rock on!

That the album quietly fade away you can safely for­get. The effect of the drug 'Chemical Sweet Kid' has not dimin­ished even in the last title 'That Smells Like The End'. After an epic com­pos­i­tion in the intro, the three French inject a full charge of their music­al range. In a bom­bast­ic genre mix, the album burns down the hut.

Are we addicted?

Personally I would have wanted a little more use of syn­thes­izers. And since I'm not the big fan of hard drugs in the music­al sense, the addic­tion factor keeps me with­in lim­its. I still had my pleas­ure with the cur­rent release of 'Chemical Sweet Kid'.

The album 'Addicted To Addiction' offers a fant­ast­ic range of songs some­where between Electrorock and Industrial. The bound­ar­ies are some­times dif­fi­cult to detect. Despite the typ­ic­al, music­al char­ac­ter of 'Chemical Sweet Kid', the album offers a lot of vari­ety. So if you're on Electrorock with hard gui­tar riffs, 'Addicted to Addiction' is the best advice. We can recom­mend an abso­lutely worth listen­ing album.

Track By Track Rating

Chemical Sweet Kid Addicted To Addiction
Chemical Sweet Kid – Addicted To Addiction
Never Enough
My Apologies
Hate Me
Ghosts & Shadows
Fuck The Rest
Just Trying To Exist
Some Kind Of Madness
What The Fuck
Addicted To Addiction
Walk Hard, Stay True
We Are The Same
That Smells Like The End
Ghosts & Shadows
Fuck The Rest
Some Kind Of Madness
(Nothing to report here)

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Never Enough
My Apologies
Hate Me
Ghosts & Shadows
Fuck The Rest
Just Trying To Exist
Some Kind Of Madness
What The Fuck
Addicted To Addiction
Walk Hard, Stay True
We Are The Same
That Smells Like The End
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