Now this is something different, but not really in the traditional sense. 100000 TONNEN KRUPPSTAHL is a German band which mixes traces of classic Speed Metal, Death Metal, a dash of Grindcore, and some Hardcore influences. What’s more, this music sounds as if the two guys who make up the band just had a live jam session and went all out with it.
From that perspective, this release definitely has its charm. These guys sound like they’re having a lot of fun while recording this music; something I can always support. It all is a bit silly (what the hell kind of a song title is “Come Knusper Knusper To My Lifecake”? I want some of what they’re smoking), but there’s a real sense that I get when listening to this which indicates that this band doesn’t have any pretentions about what they are. They don’t claim to be one genre and then are another. They don’t have some sort of pompous and long-winded overarching concept that is badly executed. In short: they don’t make the mistake a lot of modern bands make, and that mistake is having an attitude like your shit doesn’t stink.
While this demo leaves a lot to be desired, I find it refreshing that two fans are just bashing out a fun romp through their favorite genres. It’s more likeable than most things I receive as a reviewer.
(Online November 9, 2010)