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Heuchler Amazing CD – Joseph W. Alves – Miramar, Florida
This cd is my favorite Megaherz cd. It takes some time to get used to. It doesn’t have their older sound with a lot of keyboards and stuff, which I like, but it has a different goth sound now, which fits perfect with their goth style album cover.

Nice old school rock sound, brings back sounds of the early 90′s and has a lot of good drum beats.

If you like Megaherz, get this cd, and listen to it until you like it.
Megaherz – The Return – Steve L. – New York
Let me start by saying that I’m a Megaherz fan of 4 years, and I’m going into this review as unbiased as possible.

Megaherz, for anyone who is familiar with them, is a German metal band who has been around since the mid 90s when Alexx was at the helm. Five albums, a demo, several drummers, and two vocalists later we arrive at the newest release “Heuchler.” This time, Lex (who had his own solo project going for awhile) has taken up the vocal duties. As many of you have probably heard or read, Lex has been accused of being a “copy” of the original singer Alexx. Yes, they both shave their heads, and by coincidence they share the same name (more or less), but they are not interchangeable. I will say that Lex seems to have a bit less personality than either Alexx or Mathias (who fronted the album “5″).

So at that, I think that it’s somewhat fair to say that “Heuchler” is lackluster not because of the vocalist changes, but falls more with the musicianship. It’s not that it’s bad, there just isn’t anything overly impressive about the album. Each song seems to have its own base riff, and then repeats it for the duration of the song. Kinda boring if you ask me. It’s all the more disappointing knowing that guitarist X-ti is a phenomenal guitarist capable of amazing solos (see SpiRitual’s “Pulse” album for proof). Drumming has never been a standout part of the Megaherz experience either, so the fact that there is another new drummer who doesn’t deliver anything special isn’t a big surprise.

On the plus side though, the bass (played by Wenz) seems much more prominent on this album than before. Unfortunately, that’s about it for the positives.

So on to the songs. As I hinted at above, due to less than impressive guitar riffs, drumming, and uninspired vocals, there aren’t that many standouts on the album – no joke. In fact, there is only one standout on the album, that being “Fauler Zauber.” The riffs are infectious, and the vocals are exciting. The vocals go from almost a rapping state in the verse to singing in the chorus, kind of reminiscent of “Kopfschuss” and “Wer Bist Du”. I do also enjoy “Ebenbild” and “Heuchler”, but I could care less about everything else.

So, in the end, this certainly isn’t a good album, but it isn’t a bad album either. It just could have been so much more. If more songs had the excitement of “Fauler Zauber” then “Heuchler” would have been a kickass album instead of just mediocre.
: The triumphant return of German hard rock band Megaherz, featuring hits like Heuchler, Das Tier, Mann von Welt, Ebenbild, and many more!
Heuchler

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