JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE - Luxusvernichtung
YEAR: May 15th, 2009
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Blacklist Promotion
I don't know if I should chuckle or weep when I hear Luxusvernichtung. I liked what Japanische Kampfhörspiele showed on the split CD with Eisenvater, but I feel different about what the Germans come up with on the EP Luxusvernichtung.
The music is straight forward grindcore with all that include. It has a punk-like feel to it and it doesn't feel overly rehearsed. Matched up to the songs on the split CD there's a big difference. I've been told that Japanische Kampfhörspiele doesn't do the same thing twice and they definitely don't on Luxusvernichtung. Most of the music feels impetuous, but I like that as it gives the songs a laid back approach.
The songs go from five second tracks to a minute and a half. With that kind of short songs writing about diversity in this review may seem a little outlandish, but looking at Luxusvernichtung as a whole the band do vary the music enough so the songs doesn't tend to sound the same.
Where things get way too much for my liking is the discordant vocals. The vocals do vary, but most of the time they are a hysteric shouting and it just gets too much. It doesn't really help a whole lot either that Japanische Kampfhörspiele sings in German. I usually don't mind this, but here it makes it all feel comic and annoying.
With 55 songs in less than 39 minutes the band doesn't waste any time. Actually the last track is the 54 songs done without the vocals. I'm sure fans of Japanische Kampfhörspiele will enjoy Luxusvernichtung a lot more than I did.