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5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent, varied, Kärholz show how it's done ...

Reviewed in Germany on March 8, 2019

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How do you play rock music? Sure, you throw on the 40-year-old Sanyo Receiver and the ancient MBQuarts and listen to vinyl pure and undistorted.
Kärbholz ... I've already expected a lot, I have to say, are albums like “Mit Leib und Seele” (that's how I first noticed), “100 percent”, “Rastlos”, “Karma” or the last one “Übersosis Leben” has become an integral part of any rock collection and from album to album one could see steadily a further development of the band, which was certainly already a musical benchmark for the sensational “Karma”. But now to the new "baby" of the four likeable Ruppichterroths. Rough and undistorted on the ear. Lyrically and melodically, the woods have definitely grown. It is particularly impressive that Krebsholz bring every topic, no matter how sad, to the listener with a positive attitude towards life and, in contrast to most other bands that serve the German rock genre, respond to the usual frontal attacks against the oh-so-bad people and the “All against us “phrases can still do without and that is very good for you. The opener “tabula rasa” first takes us away with quiet western sounds as an introduction, then flows full throttle into the message “I'm starting again”, underpinned by hard, fast guitars, hammering bass and wildly clapping drums so that it hits the hat straight away gives. Once you've let that work, a “good mood” song immediately follows, Musizin, whose chorus and melody immediately invite you to sing along (in my case not nice but loud). "Nobody commands", known as a single release, storms brutefully forward and here again the unique talent of Krebsholz skillfully slowing down the pace and then suddenly going full throttle again. And here I could continue to write and write, but of course everyone has to form their own opinion about the music and so I leave it to evaluate individual songs. At the end of the day, I can't take away a few highlights. In summary, it can be said that with this album, Krebsholz achieved a milestone in the history of German rock music. Torben Höffgen's singing seems fresher and more expressive than ever before, playing it covers the repertoire from melancholy to angry, sad to happy and Adrian Kühn's guitar sound, what can I say, unmistakable and ingenious! The back vocals have really picked up and are in no way inferior to the well-known "Hosen-Chor". The cooperation with Eike Freese did no harm to Kärholz, on the contrary! Regarding the sound, it has to be said that this record really sounds phenomenally old school, as rock music has to sound like and analogously I celebrate the record all the more. Playing tips: My melody, thunderstorm, music, heart animals, stone and sand. “All systems at full throttle” will definitely be the live song of the upcoming tour.
A very clear purchase recommendation and I say with full conviction that all other rock bands in the German language (and not only this one) should take this record to heart and listen carefully. This is pure German rock, full of esprit, a good mood and just enjoying playing! Music for everyone! All systems at full throttle and the regulator to the right! It is worth it!

By the way: I cannot understand product reviews that are negative because the vinyl album does not contain a download code. Here it is clearly helpful to read the product description beforehand, then you would have recognized that there is no reference to a download code. Reading is very educational. The album is also on Amazon Music, ITunes and others. available. Very few vinyl albums now contain a code. To rate an excellent album negatively because of a missing code is clearly missed the mark. Then buy the CD.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, varied, Kärholz show how it's done ...
Reviewed in Germany on March 8, 2019

How do you play rock music? Sure, you throw on the 40-year-old Sanyo Receiver and the ancient MBQuarts and listen to vinyl pure and undistorted.
Kärbholz ... I've already expected a lot, I have to say, are albums like “Mit Leib und Seele” (that's how I first noticed), “100 percent”, “Rastlos”, “Karma” or the last one “Übersosis Leben” is now an integral part of any rock collection and from album to album one could see steadily a further development of the band, which was certainly already a musical benchmark for the sensational “Karma”. But now to the new "baby" of the four likeable Ruppichterroths. Rough and undistorted on the ear. Lyrically and melodically, the woods have definitely grown. It is particularly impressive that Krebsholz bring every topic, no matter how sad, to the listener with a positive attitude towards life and, in contrast to most other bands that serve the German rock genre, respond to the usual frontal attacks against the oh-so-bad people and the “All against us “phrases can still do without and that is very good for you. The opener “tabula rasa” first takes us away with quiet Western sounds as an introduction, then flows full throttle into the message “I'm starting again”, underpinned by hard, fast guitars, pounding bass and wildly clapping drums so that it hits the hat straight away gives. Once you've let that work, a “good mood” song immediately follows, Musizin, whose chorus and melody immediately invite you to sing along (in my case not nice but loud). “Nobody commands”, known as a single release, storms forward brutefully and here again the unique talent of Kärbholz skillfully slowing down the pace and then abruptly going full throttle again. And here I could continue to write and write, but of course everyone has to form their own opinion about the music and so I leave it to evaluate individual songs. At the end of the day, I can't take away a few highlights. In summary, it can be said that with this album, Krebsholz achieved a milestone in the history of German rock music. Torben Höffgen's singing seems fresher and more expressive than ever before, playing it covers the repertoire from melancholy to angry, sad to happy and Adrian Kühn's guitar sound, what can I say, unmistakable and ingenious! The back vocals have really picked up and are in no way inferior to the well-known "Hosen-Chor". The cooperation with Eike Freese did not harm Kärholz, on the contrary! Regarding the sound, I have to say that this record really sounds phenomenally old school, as rock music has to sound like and analogously I celebrate the record all the more. Playing tips: My melody, thunderstorm, music, heart animals, stone and sand. “All systems at full throttle” will definitely be the live song of the upcoming tour.
A very clear purchase recommendation and I say with full conviction that all other rock bands in the German language (and not only this one) should take this record to heart and listen carefully. This is pure German rock, full of esprit, a good mood and just enjoying playing! Music for everyone! All systems at full throttle and the regulator to the right! It is worth it!

By the way: I cannot understand product reviews that are negative because the vinyl album does not contain a download code. Here it is clearly helpful to read the product description beforehand, then you would have recognized that there is no reference to a download code. Reading is very educational. The album is also on Amazon Music, ITunes and others. available. Very few vinyl albums now contain a code. To rate an excellent album negatively because of a missing code is clearly missed the mark. Then buy the CD.
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