Krankheit-Sanatorium

Krankheit-Sanatorium
Artist: 
Krankheit
Release: 
Sanatorium
Label: 
Echozone

First things first-I admit that I was taken by surprise upon receiving this disc:a very good choice of artwork and presentation overall.Of course,music is what mostly counts,although a clever use of imagery and visual art is sometimes of great importance.Another detail of some use,is that Krankheit exclusively use german lyrics.And,it is a fact,that this Teutonic trio shows its intentions,right from the beginning:strong,metallic guitars and aggressive vocals dominate the picture,quite suddenly,perhaps."

Tausendfussler" is indeed a perfect way to open this album.The second song,incorporates some classical elements by using Mozart's melodies,something that does not  really work well,in my humble opinion."Komm Zu mir" on the other hand is a great,mid paced track,based on solid and totally heavy guitar riffs,adding some needed tempo variation to their sound.The production is almost perfect,something evident especially on how the guitars sound.Same applies from the drum sound,obviously-clean yet full of dynamics.But the real strength of Krankheit's material,lies elsewhere:their songs show a potential personality that certainly moves them away,if compared to Rammstein copycats,for example.That alone,is a substancial detail.

There are some uneven moments,of course-as stated above,the Metal/Classical combination does not always work,as in the case of "Fur Elise",for example-yet,the result of this listening session was certainly succesful,on my behalf!For the record,some of the composers of whom their melodies have been re-inspired by Krankheit,are W.A. Mozart,Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven,respectively.A definitely interesting listen,for sure.

Tracklist:
1.Tausendfussler
2.Figaros Schlachtfest
3.Komm Zu Mir
4.Menschenfanger
5.Kranke(n)schwester
6.Guten Abend Gute Nacht
7.Die Antwort
8.Menschenmaschine
9.Fur Elise
10.Weisser Mann
11.Schlampe
12.Teufelsneurose 488

 7/10     Isabelle S.

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