I have never searched for an album by this German band and in my memory I
haven't really listened to any of their albums either. This is rather strange
when you notice that they have already existed for 20 years. This is their ninth
album and they play a kind of alternative nu-metal style with some hardrock,
metalcore, emo and punk influences. Listening to some older stuff, they are a
little less heavy on this new album and I think they focus more on a younger
audience. Youth in the age of 15 - 18 are in my opinion their main goal listening to the new
tracks. There are a lot of melodic pieces with clean singing, varied with modern
metalcore, aggressive stuff with nice breakdowns and riffs. The heavier parts
have a certain groove in them and I have no problem listening to that.
Singer Christoph v. Freydorf uses his screaming aggressive voice during the
heavy parts and some very modern metal influences are added like for example in
"Pants Down". In contrast to that a song like "I Wanne Feel You"
radio friendly and will certainly be liked by the younger fans. For those who
like it heavier there is luckily a faster and heavier track like "The Way of the
Warrior" although the refrain is a bit more melodic again. "The Reckoning" is
more in the style of the earlier albums; very aggressive and with some groove
and I have to admit that the melodic refrain sounds o.k. "The Age of Revolution"
is again a very commercial song with a big sing-a-long atmosphere. The same can
be said about the rather wimpy song "Gone Baby Gone". After that "Man or Mouse"
is again heavier and with "Keep on Dreaming" they continue that path. The
finishing song starts with an interesting slow groove, but can't stay
interesting during the over 6 minutes.
This album is a kind of 2 faced, the band wants to be heavy, to keep these fans
satisfied, but on the other hand they try to please those who like it melodic
and more commercial also. If you like it catchy and heavy with a modern groove,
you should check them out.