ÜBERGANG – “Evolution”
Demons Run Amok
31 May 2019
CD | DIGITAL | VINYL
“Evolution”, by ÜBERGANG, features varied songwriting and contrasts: Straight Thrash parts change with groovy midtempo, moshparts meet melodic structures and the vocals show a large variety from growls and screams to ‘clean singing’. Every musician shows a boundless passion for every single song and this is why DIY is the doctrine. With Demons Run Amok Entertainment, again a label was found that shares the vision of Übergang.
‘Evolution’ speaks of deep personal problems on the one hand and of social criticism on the other. Vocalist Sebastian Walkenhorst faces his own demons in a positive way and gets the perfect background from his bandmates musically. ‘Kampfgeist’ deals with the social problems of selfishness and lethargy. For many people there is no room for subjects like environment, animal rights or fundamental rights besides their own ego. The band stands for antifascism , antiracism, antisexism and antihomophobia. ‘Blutgetränkt’ speaks of the political shifting to the right-wing in society in Europe and the USA, which nearly overwhelms people from moderate and liberate political directions. ‘Brot und Spiele’ criticizes the dogma of capitalism in the post-modern world. The conditions are nearly still the same as they were in the old Rome. Politics keep people poor, religion keeps them dumb and media keeps them quiet.
Tracks like ‘Angst vs. Kraft’, ‘Am Ende’ and ‘Neue Ufer’ show the very personal side of vocalist Sebastian and certainly will affect many people in a emotional way as well.
Antisocial and yet still looking forward, no surrender, and always learning from personal defeats to grow stronger. Übergang stands for the fight!
People who like the new releases from Kreator, Machine Head, Slayer and Hatebreed should definitely risk an ear. But also fans of ‘Arise’, Biohazard, Pantera, At The Gates, In Flames, Dissection and Suicidal Tendencies will definitely get the kind of material they like.
Sebastian Walkenhorst – Vocals
Silvio Schlesier – Bass
Louis Schaffert – Drums
Andor Arnhold – Lead Guitars
Sven Vaupel – Guitars
Genre: Modern Thrash Metal