Some people may find this album dull and repetitive, others will think this is a masterpiece. One thing is for sure, this is NOT pop music! Neither is it Industrial Rock.
This is an album to lose yourself in. It has an amazing dream-like quality to it, which is helped by the similarity of all the songs. Normally this is a very bad thing, but due to the style of music on Sacrifice, it actually makes the album. One song seamlessly blends into the next, without much change in tempo, mood or lyrical themes. This is an album to be listened to as a whole, and to be given your undivided attention.
Numans unique vocals are the best of his career, soft, bass-heavy, and pitch perfect. Proving once and for all that he CAN sing! The down-tempo drum loops become very hypnotic, adding to the trance-like state this album can put you in. The guitars are certainly there, but they do not dominate the songs like on Pure, making this much less Industrial than it's little brother. The synth strings and choirs add the final touch, dark, moody and very atmospheric.
Similar in style to: The Sisters Of Mercy, Depeche Mode, Joy Devision, and Disintegration-era Cure.
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