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TEKKNO

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The album, We Are the Mess, was released on 10 January 2014 via Redfield Records and Warner Music Japan. This pop punk -inspired track turned out slightly cringey, but remains an entertaining summer tune nonetheless.

It’s wacky, unpredictable and arguably one of the funniest releases in recent years, but it just works in so many ways. Mindreader’ reverts back to the age-old format of screamed verses and melodic choruses, but the choruses don’t meet the same powerful climax needed to match the heaviness of what they follow. After an application phase, a video followed on 4 June 2020, announcing that Nico Sallach (former lead singer of the band To the Rats and Wolves) [17] would be the new lead singer of the band. As good as the vocals are on this track, there would be a danger if they went down this route in future, they would become a Linkin Park tribute act. It’s a rarity, definitely, and one which it’s not even clear if they’ll be able to pull off again given their past record, but the results speak for themselves, at the end of the day.

Opener “Pump It” immediately sets the tone, with what can only be described as an ’80s aerobics tune. I noticed also this is the first album with new singer Nico Sallach after the departure of Sebastian Biesler.

Once again combining everything this band do so well, we’ve got an anthemic chorus of simplistic lyrics that go “I wanna share my love / with everyone around / I wanna spread some love / I’m feeling the beat”; there’s more of a focus on the techno aspects, alongside 80’s inspired synthesisers and catchy screams AND a keytar solo that leads into a juicy breakdown. The band changed the word 'Eskimo' to 'Electric' because it can be seen as a derogatory name for the Inuit and Yupik people in Alaska. The juxtaposition of the two core genres in this song set up the expectations for the rest of the album – and as the band have stated in the past, they’re working with genres they love – with the end result proving heavy metal and techno go hand in hand in a weird and wacky way.

Some music acts which have a comedy element focus too much on comedy and not enough about the music. Writing for Sputnikmusic, Trey noted improvements this album made in comparison to the band's previous work stating, "Each album since Crystals had been increasingly bland and uninspired, while at the same time neutering the heavier elements of their past; Tekkno fixes all of that. Singles such as “Pump It” and “We Got The Moves” proved how the band sounds in 2021, delivering a decent dose of heaviness at the beginning of their new album and an irresistible chorus that makes “Pump It” a true showcase for the versatility in their sound.

On 22 December 2021, the band announced through Instagram that they were removing old songs from all platforms due to offensive lyrics and that they were reconsidering the band's name.It’s honestly like the band took elements of as many genres as possible, chucked them in a blender and the end result is an earworm belter that you cannot help but sing along to with every spin. Parasite‘ keeps the rave cave phase alive with an intro that takes me back to listening to the likes of The Prodigy, Deadmau5 and Tiesto before opening up for the chorus with cleans and screams surrounded by bassy synth and background riffs. Neon”, like “Arrow Of Love”, surrenders to a nineties disco vibe that turns the track into a synth ballad and reveals a peaceful momentum of the album. In these songs, it’s also refreshing to hear another language championed in metal and recognise Germany’s contributions to the genre that aren’t ‘Du Hast’.



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