Label: Metalville
Three similar bands: Unherz/Die Toten Hosen/Böhse Onkelz

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm
1. Babylon
2. Treibstoff Deiner Träume
3. Influencer
4. Beiß mich!
5. Radiotauglich
6. Antiserum
7. Die Nacht Ist Mein Grabstein (Feat. Gorrest Fumb)
8. Auf Dich Und Dein Leben
9. Seuche Oder Segen
10. Taub, Stumm, Blind
11. Viel Länger Tot

Marvin – Vocals
Andrew – Guitar/Vocals
Rixx – Guitar
Alex – Drums
Olla – Bass

2012: Volldampf Voraus
2013: Zweipunktnull
2014: Masterplan
2016: Zweifler & Gewinner
2018: Schwarz, Weiß, Neon

Gorrest Fumb

Produced by by Eike Freese at Chameleon Studios in Hamburg, Germany
Cover art by Markus Vesper

Released 2021-01-29
Reviewed 2021-03-29



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Heartless Germans come up with their sixth album Babylon, an album with a cover featuring the Tower of Babel. It is a pretty good looking cover for the band that has been around for little over a decade now, the debut album was released in 2012. They have reached the German charts once, with their latest album so perhaps their star is rising.

A noticeable feature of the band is the vocals in German, something that gives the album a fresher impression that English vocals would have done. The style itself is straightforward metal with good energy, some punkish directness and pretty rough vocals. If you have heard their countrymen of Unherz that we have reviewed many times for Hallowed, you can use them as a frame of reference for how it sounds. I think the production is good and powerful with lots of energy, but it isn’t a particularly varied album, and it doesn’t really offer anything that we haven’t heard before.

I think this is a good album with good songs, no weaker songs, but there are some pretty indifferent ones. There are also some spicier tracks even though the album is missing that outstanding hit song, a song that really brings you to the music of the band. That is something that would have really been beneficial to the album, but it should still be a very appealing album to fans of the straightforward heavy rock or metal.

Perhaps you shouldn’t just run to the record store or internet to buy you a copy of the album, but it could be worth checking out as it is quite possible that you might find it appealing. The issue for this album, like so many others, is that it isn’t really bringing out anything that we haven’t already heard before, there are more interesting albums both in the genre and otherwise. Babylon if a good album, fine piece of entertainment, but perhaps not the most memorable album I have heard.