Hanzel and Gretyl: Scheissmessiah - Metropolis Records 2004 reviewed by: Psycho Sarah
1. Lust 2. Fikk Dich Mit Fire 3. Kaiser Von Shizer 4. Disko Fire Scheiss Messiah 5. Blut! Sex! Fire! 6. Burning Bush 7. Sheissway To Hell 8. And We Shall Purify 9. 10th Circle 10. Hellalujah 11. Purity
I had not heard of this band before and wasn’t really looking forward to them as the opening band at a Ministry concert since I found out it wasn’t ‘My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult’. BAsically, I went in with a distaste for whoever took over their spot on the line up. When I saw them, my mind set changed completely, and was blown away. The band was amazing and truly talented. The lead singer had an amazing look and an hell of a voice. Never have I heard an industrial band that looked as good as these band mates did. They were well put together and sounded great together.
The song that made me see the true gifts they carry was ‘Disko Fire Scheiss Messiah’. It's amazing live but even more amazing on the disk itself. Never have I heard a song sound so well versed both live and on disk, usually it’s the other way round--sounds good live or on disk not both. I am not totally sure of the lyrics since I do not speak German or Greek, but the guitar work is truly amazing, so is the bass on the piece.
‘Tenth Circle’ is a great industrial track which leads a double life, its rock and heavy but leans more towards industrial. It has an eerie sound at the beginning but when you get into it’s a deeper rock sound in it.
All together this is a great album from a group that has an amazing stage presence and an amazing sound. Whether they are live or on disk they have amazing talents. You can find Hanzel and Gretyl on Metropolis records. You can locate them on the net through www.hanzelandgretyl.com
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