Assembly is the fifth studio album by the Norwegian metal band Theatre of Tragedy, released in 2002. It continued the group's move from gothic to a more electronic and pop style of music. This style was described as similar to "Siouxsie and the Banshees jamming with Ace of Base". Assembly was the last Theatre of Tragedy album featuring the vocals of Liv Kristine.
No, that's not a joke. Even more surprising, Theatre of Tragedy pulls off the synth pop quite admirably. Much of the disc has a somewhat retro quality to it, paying homage to the '80s - "Play" sounds like the Pet Shop Boys would have sounded had they been clad in black lipstick and leather when recording "West End Girls" and "Superdrive" could have been the B-side to "Like a Virgin"; however, it also has a space-age modern. feel as well, further adding to the schizophrenic nature of Assembly.
Limited coloured vinyl and digipak CDs will follow this fall. The new remastered version of Assembly, originally released in 2002, features a cover of The Supremes classic "You Keep Me Hangin' On" as a bonus track. Check the album out here
Assembly (CDr, Album, Unofficial). Assembly (Cass, Album). Moon Records (2), Irond, Nuclear Blast.
Velvet Darkness They Fear (1996). Der Tanz der Schatten (1996). Theatre of Tragedy (1995). 1. Automatic Lover 2. Universal Race 3. Episode 4. Play 5. Superdrive 6. Let you down 7. Starlit 8. Envision 9. Flickerlight 10. Liquid Man 11. Motion. Released on March 4th, 2002 through EastWest Germany.
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