As a result, on each album released by Stahlmann an inquisitive listener will surely find 1-3 cool tunes, while the rest of the material will most likely merge into a single monolith with simple choruses, simple riffs and Martin`s whispers in verses. Is “Quarz” different from the albums of the band mentioned above? In fact, no, and there were no prerequisites for that. But it is definitely better than its predecessor – “Kinder der Sehnsucht”. Nevertheless, let us analyze the new work in more detail and try to understand whether there is some grease for the Stahlmann gears or the mechanism cannot be saved.
To begin with, I stumbled at the moment of listening to the album. I just couldn’t listen to the first two tracks, turning each one off after the first chorus with a slight feeling of secondhand embarrassment. Nevertheless, on the recommendation of the editors of ndhradio.online, I still gave a chance to an album of a project that was completely unfamiliar to me at that time. And then it turned out that the release, firstly, was not at all as bad as I thought, and secondly, I`ve got some thoughts that I would like to share.
So what does “Chaos” offer us? Apart from a short intro, the album consists of 14 tracks, some of which the band released as singles. By the way, none of them made any impression on me, except for a featured track with J.B.O. And thanks to the old guys that they still have gas in their tank, because it was this single that made me, if not look forward to the album, then at least have an increased interest in it.
One of my first thoughts after listening to “Ehrenwort” was the thought that out of the last 3 albums released by the band, it is possible to collect one very cool release that could be rated 10/10. But in reality we have a series of almost identical records that have very timid experiments within the framework of their sound.
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