Judging from a point of view of this EP alone (for having none other reference to the band and its activities and musical efforts), Japanische Kampfhörspiele employs a unique style and practices a unique sound in heavy music. It is, in the very end, a band that's really hard to categorize; it is neither on a real stylistic turf, nor is it doing any easy job for anyone who wishes to describe this entity, a liquid, elusive, dynamic and vitriolic sonic generator of sharp guitars, sporadic blast beats and dual-vocals a-la Brutal Truth's finest hours (albeit less mad and wild), the cookie monster and the higher pitched crazy screaming…
Indeed, due to the loose and casual execution of the music, the classic riffs and especially the bass guitar's lines, the overall feeling is, as mentioned, somewhat punk-ish in spirit or vibe, the reason for which can either be that 'Deutschland von vorne' actually covers punk rock German classics of sorts, hence the punk-ish vibe, or that practically Japanische Kampfhörspiele's style is exactly what's contained herein, regardless of what the band covers, hence the stylistic label of grindpunk or punkgrind or whatever. Top notch execution and crystal clear production elevate this EP to heights of excellence and an enjoyable listening experience.
The last track, and that's a curiosity in itself, is a dragging, sloth-like paced, heavy as fuck piece of doom-death classic, on the verge of being almost funeral doom-ish, and a great track in itself. This EP comes as recommended.
|1. Diese Menschen Sind (halbwegs) ehrlich|
|[Die Goldenen Zitronen cover]|
|2. Pogo In Der Straßenbahn [Fasaga cover]|
|3. Es tickt [Extrabreit cover]|
|4. Menschenverachtende Untergrundmusik|
|[Funny van Dannen cover]|
|5. Der Mord Fällt Aus [EA80 cover]|
|6. Ich Verabscheue Euch Und Eure Kleinkunst Zutiefst|
|7. Der Greuel [Eisenvater cover]|
|8. Kummer [Trio cover]|
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