BLITZKID: Five Cellars Below: CD

May 10, 2007

This is what I call trying too hard. I understand the band has been around for nearly ten years and they’re big in Germany, much like Hasselhoff, but goddamn: dudes covered in ghoul make up, fake blood, and devil locks playing bad metal meets pop punk. Harmonized vocals, samples of rain, ska horns, doo wop, and even some gothic Peter Murphy caterwauling. It all comes off as confusing and highly over-produced. Looked ‘em up on the interweb and apparently most folks write about the band not being a cliché Misfits-type horror punk band. Kinda wished they were.

 –Dave Disorder (www.