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Mekong Delta - The Music Of Erich Zann CD (album) cover

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN

Mekong Delta

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.20 | 41 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars When I was in the army twenty-one years ago, I bought a magazine which featured an advert for this album. It intrigued me, but it took me twenty-one years before I purchased this album.

Back then, thrash metal was the big thing and Mekong Delta was a pretty radical German band in a scene which spawned a lot of bands. Most of them are forgotten today, although German thrash metal are back in fashion again. I do not think Mekong Delta and this album will ever be fashionable though. The quality of the music on The Music Of Erich Zann is simply not good enough.

The Music Of Erich Zann starts out as a pretty standard German thrash metal album. Not as brutal as Kreator, but a lot more technical than this band. The vocals are also an acquired taste. It is a bland of youthful shouted singing and almost yodeling like songs. An acquired taste, indeed. The music is more fast than heavy. Halfway through the album, the music both takes a turn towards melodic and then a slightly more avant-garde territory. The album closes with two minutes of ELP's The Gnome.

The quality is not that great and I am not a fan of thrash metal either. The sound is not that good either. This is a typical German thrash metal album and that is a turn off for me. This album is not as good as I imagined twenty-one years ago. But then again, I may have liked it back then. Life moves on and personal preferences changes. This album is well worth checking out if thrash metal is your personal preference though. The art work is excellent though.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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