If there's a formula to write non-cheesy German Emopunk, these guys know the secret ingredient. When I first listened to this record I didn't really feel like it was anything special at all, but oh boy, it's awesome. Everything is spot on, from the driving rhythm section over the sparkling lead lines to the thoughtfully emotional lyrics and strained yet powerful singing style of Jan-Arne. Lyrics like "Und ich les ein Buch, das ich schon gelesen hab'. Und ich rei? all die Seiten raus, auf denen steht das wir die gleiche Sprache sprechen." = "I read a book, I'd already read before and tear out all the pages where it says that we're speaking the same language" do nothing but hit one close to home.
1 Bumps | Bump