Nietzsche And The Wagners - Poison
I wasn’t sure what to expect with a band that calls themselves Nietzsche And The Wagners. My first reaction was that they must be philosophically and musically intelligent to flaunt Nietzsche's and Wagner's name in the moniker. I also wondered if the name was a play on Siouxsie And The Banshees. Whatever the reason behind the moniker, the band creates a short exposition that will draw the curious musical explorer into Nietzsche And The Wagners' world.
I remember last year they released a full-length album titled No Truth on Werkstatt Recordings, but I never got around to checking it out until recently, and I was impressed with the fusion of many genres bundled up into one place. So now I have the Poison CD single in my hands. With a healthy dose of eccentric nostalgia, NATW fully immerse themselves in the 70's and 80's. These influences linger in the post punk and goth rock realms. 'Poison Remains' and 'The Sleep Of Reason' feature some trippy tie-dyed psychedelic synth lines that compliment post punk rhythms and the gothy Bauhaus vocal style. The third and final track is Nietzsche And The Wagners' wonderful rendition of 'Nowa Aleksandria' by Polish punk punk legends from the mid 80's, Siekiera. Each song is well designed with solid execution. Too bad there are only three songs. It's definitely a nice introduction to a band that deserves to be heard.
After four or five spins, this release still holds my interest and gets better each time. Nietzsche And The Wagners' music can be purchased in physical and digital formats on Werkstatt Recordings' Bandcamp page. Take a chance on something out of the ordinary!
Jul 04 2017
Reviewer since 2012
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