German Katanga can
best be described as a electro Goth with influences ranging from White Zombie
and Rammstein to My Dying Bride. Under other circumstances, I'd be likely to be
thrilled over that kind of mixture. In this case I'm most certainly not.
In more than one instance, the result of the band's hardships is simply
toe-curling. When Darkness Falls is a good example. Actually a fine tribute to
My Dying Bride, but the vocal performance by Mario...huhuh, stop, man, stop!
It's not all bad. Lemuria is an alright and fairly straight-forward, slightly
Rammstein inspired electro-metal piece with both female and male vocals, and
there's a couple of other tunes that show some quality. But on the whole, 'Moonchild'
is not worth your hard-earned pocket money. The cheese factor is too high and
the quality of song writing too low.