Jeez, could MESH sound anymore like Depeche Mode?
I've never listened to MESH before this morning when their "We Collide" CD landed on my doormat. I'm not sure what their earlier material is like (although I'll probably dive in and have a listen at somepoint) but they certainly seem very influenced by DM.
I'm also surprised at discovering yet another EBM band which is very light and poppy. I think I just imagine more EBM bands should be harder or more techno-y. Probably because of my background growing up with the Industrial movement of the late 80's and early 90's...
Yep, now listening to the second CD to land on the doorstep this mroning.
The 69 Eyes "Devils" album from a couple of years ago. Now I remember hearing one of their tracks early last year as Sarah had one on a compilation CD she got from Holland.
Best comparison is that they sound remarkably like some Type O Negative and "Vision Thing" era Sisters of Mercy. Heavier goth rock with more of the emphasis on the rock part. Keyvan actually thought it was the Sisters - but then he's not listened to SoM for several years so I can excuse him for that. The 69 Eyes do sound very similiar though. In a good way as oppossed to many bands which try to imitate and end up sounding bloody awful...
(The best Sisters of Mercy clone imho was The Merry Thoughts - whom I didn't 100% convince myself weren't actually a new Eldritch outfit until I saw them live :p)