Anyone concerned by Hanzel Und Gretyl's fascination with
fascist trappings may relax. They pose no threat. Relegate yourself
to keeping America's shores free of cold-war operative Boris
Badenov. In related news, David Bowie is not a spaceman.
Stiv Bators was neither a vampire nor British. Daryl
Dragon is not a captain, but The Monkees were, in fact,
shaved apes. Now that the Nuremberg defense has rested, their
schtick leaves them open to accusations of racism on one side
and accidental allegiance to hate groups on the other. Although
titles like "SS Deathstar Supergalactik" and "Third
Reich From The Sun" are meant to bring a laugh, extremists
on either side of the fence aren't known for their campy humor
or sense of irony. One listen to "Mach Schnell" should
prove that this is more about American pop-culture than anything
else. And if it was funny enough for Mel Brooks, why not a couple
of New York clubbers?
On the path to the gingerbread industrial dance club, Hanzel
has left a trail of Kraftwerk samples, hardcore riffing
and synth buzzing. The booty-shaking beats are creative, and plenty
of sirens blast the compound for death-ravers to make the Great
X-scape. Damn hippies. At least they don't have pacifiers anymore.
Bondage imagery abounds enough that Bob Crane would feel
right at home. Vas Kallas' ferocious bark sounds like she's
got a Doberman tearing out her throat from the inside. Every bass-bump
moves the speakers across the floor, so best screw them down.
Searing metal guitars and angle grinding noises will please KMFDM
and ...Thrill Kill Kult fans alike. Half the lyrics are
auf Deutsch so break out your high school textbooks. Dis-missd!
2. Third Reich From The Sun
3. Ich Bin Über Alles
4. Komm Zu Uns
5. Mach Schnell
6. SS Deathstar Supergalactik
7. Let The Planets Burn
11. Transplutonian Annihilation
12. Mein Kommandant
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