Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Hanzel Und Gretyl|
Transmissions From Uranus
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop
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Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 10/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I recently had the immense pleasure of seeing HuG perform live a couple of weeks ago. I have not been a fan of HuG for too long, about a year. I was first exposed to HuG courtesy of a good friend of mine who put a couple of HuG songs on some cds she burned for me. My first full-length HuG cd I acquired was 2003's "Uber Alles". I bought their new album "Scheissmessiah" at the band's show w/My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult and Ministry which obviously I haven't been able to stop listening to. Hanzel und Gretyl is definitely my favorite band at the moment. Their music is a good mix of industrial and metal with a splattering of techno (especially drum & bass) thrown in for good measure. THis is truly a more diversified album than the band's current album and "Uber Alles" (both albums I adore to pieces). Much to my immense surprise (and pleasure) I found a copy of the band's rare 1997 album "Transmission From Uranus" in my mailbox today from my same friend who exposed me to HuG to begin with :). After been exposed to "Uber Alles" and "Scheissmessiah", "Transmission From Mars" is definitely different from those two albums. Vas Kallas's ferocious vocals are still ferocious but the music itself is quite different and interesting to listen to. Two of my favorite songs on the album is the last two tracks "Asteronafti" and " Om Zentrale Station". Those two songs have a completely different sound than what I am used to hearing which isn't necessarily a bad thing. If it was, I wouldn't love those songs so much. Another great moment is a conversation between Vas Kallas and Loopy which is terribly funny. If it wasn't for my friend, I don't think I would had the pleasure of listening to "Transmission From Uranus". HuG's first two albums are pretty much out of print no thanks to their previous record label Energy Records which went under and actually sued HuG. If you have the money and love HuG as much as I do, I definitely think this is an album worth the dough to fork over."
Mike Usher | 02/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up this CD after I saw them at the palace in Hollywood when they opened up for Rammstein. They had even more guitar at the show than on the CDs. Unfortunately the sound messed up at the end of their set and they stopped playing. Hanzel und Gretyl are an amazing band. The lyrics are primarily in English and German, but the other languages they speak on their albums are French and, I think, Italian. FYO, The members of the band are not named Hanzel and Gretyl. The Lead vocalist, the girl w/the red hair , is called Vas Kallas, the Background singer, the guy w/the blond hair is called Lupie. The Bassist, the other girl, is called Ginger Bread, and The drummer is called Seven. Unfortunately, I think this band may no longer exist. It is obvious from the recodings at the end of both albums that the members don't get along very well.
P.S. Their first album, Ausgeflippt, is better.(4 1/2 stars)"
Hail to the vortex
dvinedoll | chicago | 11/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"hanzel und gretyl are one of my all time favorite bands. transmissions from uranus is probably their best cd in my opinion. the songs flow together, and it's all capped off with trance planet vortex, quite possibly their best song. (i'm not sure what some people have heard, but i hung out with hug two days ago and their band is in NO WAY about to break up. their old drummer left...but he was replaced by seven.) if you're into harder sounding industrial music, this is a great cd to pick up."