White Trash Wankers - Electrobilly Horrorshow
EBM, Old School EBM From combined efforts of Stechschritt and A.D.A.C. 8286 formed White Trash Wankers who, as you can tell just from what they call themselves, do not take themselves seriously at all. Coining the term no-school EBM as a parody on old school EBM, these two delightful folks describe themselves as being retarded, and tell that their influences are porn, beer, and trash. Anyway, what they aim to do is make EBM crazier and have a few more punk sensibilities. Which, I think, judging by the cover art of this album and just the way they take themselves with a shit hot stick of humor, they're doing well.

Beginning off with a simple Introduction, horror like synths play over a pretty deep pitched voice, with some more samples playing out over a pretty decent EBM beat. This makes way for the rest of the album, which follows fairly well in its step. T.R.A.S.H. 13 (Killbot Blues) brings out another EBM beat with drums playing along with the electronic flow. The vocals are edgy, a bit on the growling side. Not a bad way to begin off the album.

Sick Summertime lets the sound of waves crashing on a beach as seagulls fly over, until another fairly steady beat hits in. It sounds similar to the previous song, but the vocals and lyrics steal the show. I think that there's a bit of quality issue within the song itself, as it sounds a bit sloppy, especially when the vocals are sung out.

Return Of Stuntman Mike had my interest just based off the title. Quentin Tarantino directed Death Proof as his segment to 2007's Grindhouse, and in it, the main character's name was Stuntman Mike, and he killed his victims with his death proof car. And, the feel of the song fit right in with the movie; I'm sure that if this song was made a while back, it would have been used in the soundtrack.

With the sound of a train tooting it's horn, a bit of a heavier track hits with The Hate Train. More lurid lyrics await; I suggest not playing this in front of any conservative members of your family. But, from here on out, I don't really think I have much to say about many of the songs.

I mean, they are all pretty fucking funny and decently made, but when the vocals shift, but the music kind of remains the same, the music can get stale. Ballad Of The Ripper did a great job including some synth work that made it stand out from the crowd, and it turned out to be a favorite of mine on the album. Another song worth mentioning would be their cover of Queen's ANother One Bites The Dust. It came out well, and they show off their skills to successfully cover a song with their own touches.

Now, I like these guys style. It's really cool, and they even got a unique touch to EBM that echoes in their songwriting and performing. I sort of fell in love with it; however, where they kind of falter is in the fact that their song structures take pretty much a copy and paste mechanic from one song to the next. The EBM rhythms are nice, but they need more surrounding them to really differ one song from the next. Perhaps that's why I loved Ballad Of The Ripper so much, because it was different, and had more going for it than just the same old. However, I still highly recommend taking a look at these guys; they're unforgivably perverse and vile, and I enjoy them for that very reason.
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Brutal Resonance

White Trash Wankers - Electrobilly Horrorshow

7.0
"Good"
9.1
Electroracle
Released 2014 by Eine Tasse Jäger
From combined efforts of Stechschritt and A.D.A.C. 8286 formed White Trash Wankers who, as you can tell just from what they call themselves, do not take themselves seriously at all. Coining the term no-school EBM as a parody on old school EBM, these two delightful folks describe themselves as being retarded, and tell that their influences are porn, beer, and trash. Anyway, what they aim to do is make EBM crazier and have a few more punk sensibilities. Which, I think, judging by the cover art of this album and just the way they take themselves with a shit hot stick of humor, they're doing well.

Beginning off with a simple Introduction, horror like synths play over a pretty deep pitched voice, with some more samples playing out over a pretty decent EBM beat. This makes way for the rest of the album, which follows fairly well in its step. T.R.A.S.H. 13 (Killbot Blues) brings out another EBM beat with drums playing along with the electronic flow. The vocals are edgy, a bit on the growling side. Not a bad way to begin off the album.

Sick Summertime lets the sound of waves crashing on a beach as seagulls fly over, until another fairly steady beat hits in. It sounds similar to the previous song, but the vocals and lyrics steal the show. I think that there's a bit of quality issue within the song itself, as it sounds a bit sloppy, especially when the vocals are sung out.

Return Of Stuntman Mike had my interest just based off the title. Quentin Tarantino directed Death Proof as his segment to 2007's Grindhouse, and in it, the main character's name was Stuntman Mike, and he killed his victims with his death proof car. And, the feel of the song fit right in with the movie; I'm sure that if this song was made a while back, it would have been used in the soundtrack.

With the sound of a train tooting it's horn, a bit of a heavier track hits with The Hate Train. More lurid lyrics await; I suggest not playing this in front of any conservative members of your family. But, from here on out, I don't really think I have much to say about many of the songs.

I mean, they are all pretty fucking funny and decently made, but when the vocals shift, but the music kind of remains the same, the music can get stale. Ballad Of The Ripper did a great job including some synth work that made it stand out from the crowd, and it turned out to be a favorite of mine on the album. Another song worth mentioning would be their cover of Queen's ANother One Bites The Dust. It came out well, and they show off their skills to successfully cover a song with their own touches.

Now, I like these guys style. It's really cool, and they even got a unique touch to EBM that echoes in their songwriting and performing. I sort of fell in love with it; however, where they kind of falter is in the fact that their song structures take pretty much a copy and paste mechanic from one song to the next. The EBM rhythms are nice, but they need more surrounding them to really differ one song from the next. Perhaps that's why I loved Ballad Of The Ripper so much, because it was different, and had more going for it than just the same old. However, I still highly recommend taking a look at these guys; they're unforgivably perverse and vile, and I enjoy them for that very reason. Aug 15 2014

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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