Lots and lots
of bands dealing with this niche of Hard Rock/80's Heavy Metal art hail
from the United Kingdom, and I actually thought this mini-CD had British
origins as well. Boy, wasn't I wrong? Based in southwestern Germany,
this 4-piece includes a member from Italy, leader Alan Costa, while
bassman Pascal Louis has French origins, so maybe this explains their
absolutely not-Teutonic timbre, all the more reason witnessed by this
cheap EP (only 4 Euros), yet enriched by a pro cover and artwork drawn
by Judas Priest's "Painkiller" designer Mark Wilkinson.
Actually 3 songs and one arpeggioed-intro aren't seemingly enough to
evaluate a brand-new act, yet I believe in this case they're sufficient
to realize the direction Taletellers are taking:
party incendiary Hard Rock with powerful guitar sounds and catchy lines,
without omitting a right and proper mention for Stephan Hun's stunning
With regard to the vocal styles, it has to be said they range from Elvis
to Punk Rock without gay singings a là Darkness or Queen luckily,
while musically speaking the influences reach Living Things, D4, Datsuns,
or also AC/DC if you pay attention to the initial part of "Mr.
With a detonating look and three hits including "Bad Motherfucker",
which was #1 on MyOwnMusic Internet Music Charts for more than six months,
I am convinced the quartet won't have problems to find a record deal
very soon. That's why they are strongly encouraged to move to England
in order to have many opportunities more than in Germany, which remains
a great country with a long widespread music culture, but on the other
hand is not excessively receptive to this branch of Heavy Rock and Roll.
Towers of London, start worrying and add glue to your current throne!
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 2nd December, 2006