Big thanks to the people at VISIONS magazine and Dennis Drögemüller for the awesome review and selecting our EP for the 250 aniversary issue… you really hit home.
Here is the English translation:
An idiotic name, a DIY artwork full of pentagrams, skulls and naked breasts, as well as a chavvy photograph of the band wearing sunglasses – who wants to make it like this should deliver Death Punk as ingenious as Discopowerboxxx.
On their third EP The Haunted And The Hunted the quintet from Vorarlberg in Austria throw themselves into ultra-manly clichés even in their lyrics: ‘After years of horror/ A young warrior arrives/ Meets his fate calmly/ His sword shall thrive.’ Sounds kind of ridiculous at first, but is a hell of a lot of fun – thanks to the wink that accompanies such apocalyptic heroic fantasies, but most of all due to the sound. The grungy guitars start with early Metallica’s Thrash Metal and end with the Turbonegro’s dirty Death Punk and are not afraid of dipping into poser shades and Horrorpunk aesthetics. Death On My Neck is damned hit between I Got Erection and Seek & Destroy, Kings Of Kobra indulges in a Hellacopters organ behind the guitar tracks. Along with this, the singer Christian Geser here and there barks like a Hardcore shouter. Together with the bumpy but organic production this results in an uncompromising and entertaining overall picture. Hard to tell if one wants to hear all this fully produces some time – or whether this would be the death of this pretty filth.
What a way to start the new year!
All the best for 2014.