sludge/doom metal band has mixed up their sound
with a south rock approach with very groovy and
melodic songs. The Germans in Dirt have
really tried to do something on their own and special. The
brain behind this metal project is the vocalist
Sven Zaklikowski, who did all the vocals,
drumming, guitar and bass playing on the debut
album from the band in 2009 (Suicide Blues). This
time they have a solid band line up with: Theimo
Hille - guitar, Florina Stollberg - guitar, Marius
Rebmann - bass and the hard hitting Marcel Unger
on the drums behind Sven.
The sound is commutes between blues based rock songs like 'Never Change My Ways' and the title
track 'Rock 'n' Roll Accidents' and heavy doom
metal tracks like 'Crush'. Sven has a raspy
tone in his voice, which fits like a hand in a glove into the
dusty and rough sound and the two guitar men are
making a fat wall of thunder, which is streaming
out of my speakers.
Track eight 'Breathe In' is on of my favourite
tracks with really heavy guitar riffing and much
of the dirty dose of rock they have big talent
My eyebrows went very high up in my forehead when
the following song (One Step Away) started with a
few simple chords and one sugar sweet ballad in
the worst AOR class started stroking my ear
canals. A fantastic guitar solo in the middle of
it all actually took my breath away.
The final song is a sleeping pill that makes me
jump back to the beginning and to the really vital
songs on the album.
There are some influences of stoner rock as well, so
if you like a bit darker and simultaneously heavy
funky rock with lots of guitar riffs and powerful
bass sound, this is probably very interesting for
you to check out.