am 06.03.2004 bei
Our Rating: 6.5
I have to say that I got quite a surprise when I started hearing this
album due to it's cover. Besides the German lyrics, I would expect some
sort of Industrial band.
Anyway, I don't have anything against anyone singing in German, maybe
a couple of years ago I would, but ever since Rammstein I started looking
at other types of lyrics in a whole different way. But these guys are
no Rammstein, they are more of a Hard Rock band, and even though that's
not exactly a music style that I enjoy all that much, I can still hear
it without problems.
We have 11 tracks here of Hard Rock songs with some nice music work and
reasonable vocals as well. I can see that the songs are well played and
the guys know how to use the instruments, but I feel they are not very
original. I can hear this album from one end to the other without a problem,
but in the end I feel that there's not much there I would like to hear
again, which is a shame since the band doesn't play all that bad really.
I can't figure out much more to say about Achtlos besides a couple of
tips that could help them in the future. They are one of those bands which
you can see that they play well but the music itself is not all that appealing,
at least to me. There's this feeling that the songs need a certain grip
to make you want to hear the album all over again, some kind of energy.
I think that with some creativity they can make much better in the future.
I think despite any review a band gets, people should always take their
time to check out the music itself, because that's what really matters.
So, if you are into Hard Rock, you could try either "Tausend Andere",
"Angst" or "Verlorene Welt", which is a very nice calm song. Anyway, due
to what I've heard in "Nicht Viel", I believe that Achtlos are probably
very popular in Germany and their music should also be much more
accepted there than in the rest of the world, at least for now.