EBM act, MachineSoldier, takes his inspirations from old-school EBM, and succeeds in comining a tough, rugged, in-your-face sound, with an exceptional flair for melodics. His productions bear the mark of all time greats, such as Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Frontline Assembly and others. Setting the mark high, MachineSoldier's vocals leave nothing to be desired. This voice needs no exaggerated use of distortion in order to present itself in a powerful, agressive and haunting manner. His debut 'Unit One' is sure to leave you cranking up that stereo. Chain D.L.K. wrote : A new release for the Danish Idle Works label, after the strong debut of the Synthpop act FAKE THE ENVY. With MACHINESOLDIER they present also a different musically direction, this project shares the harder EBM-related side. Consisting of Jonas Gudjonsson, this Danish solo project concentrates musically on the ideas of veteran acts like NITZER EBB or FRONT 242 - of course transmitted and played with the technology of today. Some Danish country mates like GODHEADS come to my mind for a comparison - you just have to delete their guitar onslaught. Some other references to PARANOID or BIONIC (have only released one full-length CD on the long defunct German Off Beat label...) are sure allowed and thinkable. Almost each of the presented 8 tracks here can offer hard pounding bass lines, a solid kick and snare work combined with deep male shouted vocals. Dancefloor-action is programmed with the fast-paced track "MachineSoldier", "Hacker" and "Perfect Order", while "Holy" surprises with a guest vocal performance by Kristian Kroll of FAKE THE ENVY for the slower intro part, while this track turns then with a tempo change into a marvellous EBM smasher of the finest kind - the best piece here! This band tries hard to renew the old style of EBM with modern elements without falling into cliches - it is a massive and accurate output and I'm sure we haven't heard for the last time of this promising act. Keep it on and punish your machine!