Sfinx's voice, in turns angelic and commanding, responds to Zet's guttural vocals, and Pure Therapy, Escape, and Intra all have a section called "Peace?" halfway through the album, a peaceful spell soon to be broken by the returning distress. *The song structure: just like the schizophrenic mind, the songs are shattered and fragmented. As a matter of fact, their structure is often reminiscent of some kind of patchwork made of very different and contrasted parts which all converge to finally drown the feeling of unity in the song. The first core line-up, with Solem (Bass) and Küth (Drums), banded together prior to the recording session of Ram-Zet's debut album, Pure Therapy (released in September 2000). Combining various elements ranging from the chaotic rage of Black Metal, a great sense for melody to some rather progressive structuring and mechanized rhythms of Industrial music, the band creates a flawless hybrid with an ability to maintain stylistic integrity heightened by genre-bending ingenuity. Also amongst their sonic arsenal, Ram-Zet use and abuse different noises and loops to effectively add an atmosphere to the proceedings.
And in an unexpected yet clever twist, the group do not limit themselves by using exclusive, sampled synthesizer material. Instead, they have a graceful violinist in their ranks and utilize a real choir for their recordings! Ram-Zet's second album, Escape, was once again recorded at their personal Space Valley Studio in Norway and later mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios in Finland (Nightwish, Children Of Bodom, Moonspell, etc.) for boosted sound quality. Escape continues Ram-Zet's musically challenging soundscape tradition and turns out to be the band's tightest offering to date (mainly due to the fact that a complete line-up was involved in Escape's writing process). Their third album Intra was released in 2005. The fourth album Neutralized was released in 2009 on a new label, Ascendance Records. Current line-up: Zet (Henning Ramseth) - Vocals, Guitars - (ex-Return) Sfinx (Miriam Elisabeth Renvåg) - Vocals Sareeta (Ingvild Kaare) - Vocals, Violin - (Ásmegin, Solefald (session member)) Lanius (Lars Andre Lien) - Bass Küth (Kent Frydenlund) - Drums - (The Kovenant) Ka (Karoline Amb) - Keyboards Former members: Solem - bass (on Pure Therapy and Escape) Jon Daniel - bass (on Intra) Magnus Østvang - Keyboards - (Return (session memeber)) Discography: 2000 - Pure Therapy 2002 - Escape 2005 - Intra 2009 - Neutralized Read more on Last.fm.
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