01. Satan And Death Seperated By Sin
02. A New Day
03. Personal Hell
04. Hungry Ghosts
05. Why Is My Mind
06. Children Stopped Crying In Aleppo
More than ever Schizofrantik do not take prisoners on their latest offering. After thirty years on the stage Martin Mayrhofer’s compositions have reached a degree of precision that is as fascinating as it is uncompromising. Even in the field of progressive avantgarde rock it is a rare event to see such universal transcendence. In Henning Lübben (keyboards), Christian Schichtl (drums) and the latest addition Marco Osmajic (bass) the founder has gathered a virtuoso troupe that plays its own part in breathing life into the mastermind’s enormously ambitious approach. That is why, in spite of all technical and compositional complexity, emotions are always a vital and present part of the song through which the pieces are provided with the warmth of accessibility.
Ripping Heartaches’ exuberant energy makes it a real treat for every lover of ambitious rock music. Buffs of antique furniture should, however, go about business in a rather cautious way. On the other hand… even a pulverized seventeenth-century sideboard could not deny: Schizofrantik give you one hell of a run for your money!
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