Yacopsae
Tanz, Grosny, Tanz...


4.5
superb

Review

by MrGrind USER (1 Reviews)
April 1st, 2012 | 16 replies | 1,829 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: P o w e r v i o l e n t . . .

Yacopsae (actually typed as Yacøpsæ but for ease of typing I will be referring to them as Yacopsae throughout this review) are a band from Germany. They formed in 1990 and decided that it would be cool to be a super-fast, super-aggressive, super-loud hardcore band. They released a ***-load of splits with bands like Inner Conflict and although they began as just a guitarist/vocalist and drummer twosome, bassist Frank joined in 1996 and the line-up has stayed the same since.

After releasing a few EPs, then their first LP “*** Punk Rock… This Is Turbo Speed Violence!!” in 1998, things began to get serious. There were more tours (and more splits) and then in 2001, Yacopsae released “Einstweilige Vernichtung”. As powerviolence goes, it’s pretty sweet but got nothing on this album, “Tanz, Grosny, Tanz...”, which was released in 2007. Yacopsae actually got pretty famous as a result of their numerous covers of pop, punk and metal songs, with their covers of The Cure’s 'Boys Don’t Cry' and Deep Purple’s 'Smoke on the Water' being particularly amusing.

However, there aren’t any covers on this album. Instead, what you get is some awesome riffs and drumming that will satisfy any fan of powerviolence and/or grindcore. It’s difficult to describe an album when it is more in-your-face than your ***ing eyeballs. I don’t know if that was a very good metaphor but it’s accurate in my mind so I’ll probably just leave it in. There are a few tracks where things get chilled out a bit, like on 'Drama' but don’t worry, before the song even ends we’re back to the blisteringly fast blastbeats, etc.

Perhaps the best (and most famous) track on the album is 'Frost'. Beginning with a simple riff and then manically jumping into some inspired, simplistic riffing around the 30-second mark, it is definitely the song that will stick in your head for longest. But make sure you’re playing it nice and loud; like most powerviolence, you can’t be half-hearted in listening to it. There are 25 tracks in all and most of them are minute-long whirls of fury and controlled aggression. By the time you reach the final track 'Vogelfrei', you feel pumped as ***. So what do Yacopsae do? Oh, they slow things down just a little bit before winding it all down.

So what can I say? The vocals are excellent throughout, as is the drumming, as are the riffs and as is the bass-playing. I don’t really see what there is to dislike, if you in any way are a fan of powerviolence or grindcore, just make sure you get this as soon as ***ing possible.

Peace.


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MrGrind
April 1st 2012



84 Comments


Everyone come look at this

Imperial
April 1st 2012



1681 Comments


I listened to one track and I already want this. So heavy guy thanks man.

MrGrind
April 1st 2012



84 Comments


Good work man which track?

Imperial
April 1st 2012



1681 Comments


Themenabend. This is some excellent stuff. The dude on vox sounds like being punched up the ass with a jack hammer with a boxing glove on it.

Fluttertrank
April 1st 2012



16963 Comments


lol

Digging: Xanthochroid - Blessed He With Boils

MrGrind
April 1st 2012



84 Comments


Yep, currently loving the Boys Don't Cry cover (as mentioned in the review)

mastille
April 2nd 2012



532 Comments


Boys Dont AAAAAAAAaaAAAAAAAAAAAdklfalkfsdklahg

Frost is quite epic, thanks for the rec

mmm foreign music

alachlahol
April 2nd 2012



7423 Comments


band is really famous

MrGrind
April 2nd 2012



84 Comments


Hey now, don't be a dick, they have lots of youtube views so they must be famous right

DeafMetal
April 2nd 2012



8584 Comments


yafuckingcopsae

Digging: Satan's Satyrs - Wild Beyond Belief

MrGrind
April 2nd 2012



84 Comments


Yafuckingyaaeh

DeafMetal
April 2nd 2012



8584 Comments


band is mighty

MrGrind
April 2nd 2012



84 Comments


Better than that, bumping this hardcore

cagedescending
April 6th 2012



4124 Comments


Good review, nasty album

pos'd

Adabelle
October 4th 2012



4160 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Cool review dude

ApplicationToHeaven
August 27th 2013



1550 Comments


nice edit



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