Hanzel Und Gretyl - _Ausgeflipt_
(Energy Records, 1995)
by: Adrian Bromley (7 out of 10)
If I could speak German, or at least understand the language, I would have had no trouble getting into this album even more. Oh well, at least the music still kicks ass in its own fucked up way. Hanzel Und Gretyl are a brilliant duo (four-piece on the road) made up of programmer Lupie and singer Vas Kallas, and their debut album is extremely intense; full of riffs, mayhem, and screams. Soundbites, samples, and several musical directions are crammed into _Ausgeflipt_, and though some might see such a variety of musical styles to be a problem, I think it only makes this album more enjoyable to listen to. Tracks that stuck out were 'Galaxia Malakia', '38 Lashes', and '0 Gemini 31'. This album may be far from what this band will do in the future, or it may be proof of what is to come, but for anyone laughing off the notion that these two individuals are like the next aggro-industrial/dance version of Roxette - think again. These guys eat Roxette for breakfast. No comparison 'cause this band will no doubt leave you floored.

(article published 13/12/1995)


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