I feel the most disappointing thing about this album to most is that it had the expectations of a second Reanimation (even though we mostly knew what was coming beforehand). I think some songs on it could have qualified under this category, probably just the songs with new vocals, though.
A lot of people also didn’t really like the techno/EDM/whatever going on. I think that really wasn’t the problem. The songs were just super bland. I still can’t tell the difference between the Enferno Powerless remix and the Tom Swoon Burn it Down remix until 10 seconds into it, and they’re placed right next to each other on the album.
Going back to us knowing what was on the album beforehand 6 of the 14 songs on the album we released as “exclusives” for those who preordered Living Things. I know the Killsonik remix of Lost in the Echo was released before Recharged was announced, as well, and I think possibly others. So we got about 7 “new” songs.
On to specific songs, I usually don’t listen to any of the songs besides the ones with new lyrics, but I do have some things to say about others.
Mike’s Victimized remix seemed like it had potential to be great, and I still like it to an extent, but that damn pounding sound through half the song and the obnoxious airhorn-like sounds ruin it. Around 1:20 it just sounds like a mess of sounds.
Mike’s Castle of Glass remix has that annoying gradually getting louder noise in the beginning that also makes me turn my volume down thinking it’s going to get too loud. The rest of the song is eh. It’s not really bad, I guess, just not my style. Seems like vocals could be louder though.
Rick’s A Light That Never Comes “reboot” is awful. There’s nothing else about it