no doubt that the future of music - also HM - is in the hands of technology,
therefore in the possibilities given by the several genres of electronic
A wave of freshness is the one brought by Count Nosferatu Kommando,
side project of Rheidmarr, singer of Anorexia Nervosa, another great
band who's released at least a pair of excellent records, who's been
able to find the right balance between Hellektro rhythmics, bombastic
metal guitars, vocals ranging from death, powerviolence, psychotic genre
and few harsh old black metal too, martial atmospheres, and symphonic
Perfect reflection of this fucked-up modern world, in which terrorism,
civil wars, abrogation of human and animal rights and reality shows
rule, CNK rise from its suburban vault with their debut-album "Ultraviolence
Über Alles" (what a superb title!), to make humans face
their shit and pay for their crimes.
Men, this is the soundtrack version of "The Clockwork Orange",
where Jim Beam, 8 o'clock news, cynical nihilism (no mercy, no respect,
no law, no peace, no love, no future), and hypocrite good intentions
merge into another to create a brand-new frightening creature.
By mixing Skinny Puppy, the most electronic Fear Factory, Rammstein,
Samael, Laibach, Slayer, Deicide and Sex Pistols in a way never done
before with a good production, it's easy to understand that CNK
are the ultimate war machine. This is no Mortiis's techno shit! Just
listen to "Apology" and you'll be cast away in the
core of the pit of a futuristic Colosseum, by the sides of slaves
and other wretched people sacrificed in a sanguinary impossible-to-win
battle against fierce beasts, with the deafening background of a shouting
Admire the geniality of compositions like "Political Police"
or "Get a Gun - Shoot at Random", within which the
drum machine is fast and various, although its utilization is different
from Mortician's or Agoraphobic Nosebleed's. "Love Game
Over" is prob'ly the most suitable song for a single and to
be appreciated live, what is certain is that CNK want you dead, decidedly.
Kneel down and get ready to pass away...
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 23/09/02