Xenturion Prime – Prisma (Album – Progress Productions)

Genres/Influences: Electro-Pop, Body-Pop.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background information: “Prisma” is already the fourth full album released by the ex-Code 64 members. Bjørn Marius Borg and Hasse Mattsson contribute eleven new songs.

Contents: Xenturion Prime takes off with a crushing intro which is directly followed by cool Electro-Pop songs carried by uplifting choruses. One of the sweetest songs features female vocals. Next comes a harder track carried by a solid EBM bass line while the chorus remains pop. The album sounds varied, alternating “power-pop” with cheerful tunes.

+ + +: Xenturion Prime always brings entertaining electro-pop with a bit more power and/or EBM on top. The group still has something apart from the rest that makes its originality and its strength. The overall production has improved from album to album but above all the uplifting effect of the choruses is a notable development. My favorite song, however, seems to be the most unique on the album. “Renegade” has a strong EBM connotation although still pop.

– – –: The band’s initial magic is a bit gone although Xenturion Prime remains an interesting listen. The song with female vocals is one of the singles that failed to convince me.

Conclusion: Smart and efficient Electro-Pop!

Best Songs: “Renegade”, “Embers”, “Memory Lanes”, “Shades Of Light”.

Assess: 8.

Artist: www.facebook.com/xenturionprime

Label: www.progress-productions.com / www.facebook.com/progresspro

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