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3.88 | 159 ratings

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4 stars (Eins, zwei), drei, vier! La la laaaaaaaaaaaaaa, laaaaaa la la laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Grobschnitt's debut is definitely something else. The band managed to put in their debut album the characteristics which would set the pace for the their music since: terrific music, comedy, bad english and a considerable dose of space rock.

The space rock would constantly, in my opinion, define their music, since some songs definitely sound spacey, both in their debut and in their next release, named Ballermann. The name of the songs would also denote the space theme (the last song of this album, named Sun Trip, is a good example of that).

Another interesting characteristic here is the comedy, present in (quite possibly) every Grobschnitt release. Their comic style in their studio songs is really something unique about them, specially in the progressive rock scene, where the music is supposedly taken seriously (with large amounts of self-indulgence and experimentalism). Also in the debut I have noticed something: although the singer does not have a strong accent, there are some grotesque english mistakes in the lyrics in the song Symphony. I do not know if that was intentionally made to fit the band's comic style, but it is still strange anyway.

Grade and Final Thoughts

This is a surprisingly good release. The comical twist really add something unique to Grobscnitt's music. However, I don't think that is enough to transform this album into a masterpiece. The highlights are the two suites: Symphony and Sun Trip.

CCVP | 4/5 |


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