Talk:Coldwave (USA)

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maybe you should divide the article in Cold Wave (France) and Cold Wave (US). Cold Wave change to a disambiguation...

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i added COP Int'l (Deathline Int'l, Diatribe, Under the Noise, Unit:187, Slave Unit, etc.) and Glitch Mode (Cyanotic), and removed If It Moves because it's redundant with reconstriction. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Structurefall (talkcontribs) 05:48, 7 December 2006 (UTC).

In germany, all these music groups are Industrial Rock...


Different places have different views on music. Note that coldwave is appended with (USA), meaning it pertains to the USA for the most part. It DOES, however, deserve it's own article. Not all industrial rock is coldwave; and if you compare half the bands on the Industrial Rock page and the bands here, you'll notice a distinct difference in flavor. In general, coldwave tends to be more aggressive and less "commercial". I assume due to Chemlab's influence, most of the bands I listen to that are "Coldwave" also have common references to drugs in their music. I also find that coldwave tends to have either more 70's and 80's rock-styled playing than most industrial rock (Chemlab, Hate Dept), or closer ties to death metal (Cyanotic and Bile). The last major noticable departure from the majority of industrial rock is that coldwave tends to have more experimental synth. There are some notable exceptions (Hanzel und Gretyl and Oxidizer-era Chemlab being a couple of them) but for almost all of coldwave, you'll find closer ties to Gridlock and Throbbing Gristle than you will Nine Inch Nails.

Hope that clears things up.


Coldwave is also known for it's use of acid :)