We Butter The Bread With Butter – Goldkinder (Album review)

We Butter The Bread With Butter – Goldkinder (Album review)

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Germany’s We Butter The Bread With Butter is not your average heavy rock band. Their odd name matches well with their unusual sound, specializing in amped up energy with violent breakdowns and lively electronic elements. They get your heart beating fast with their brutal pace and your feet moving when the energetic synth kicks in. With We Butter The Bread With Butter third studio album, Goldkinder, it is simple to say that they have accomplished identifying and refining their unique style.

The electronic components in We Butter The Bread With Butter’s music are of massive importance on Goldkinder. On the song “Meine Brille” a heavy pace is emphasized with a complement of synthesizers. The synth keeps a strong beat with the persistent sound of guitar riffs and drums, which flowed evenly throughout the track. While this blend keeps most of the material sounding coherent, it also complicates certain songs on the album. A track that very strongly relies on its electronics is “Kried aus Gold.” This peculiar song is very distinctive from the rest of the album for its slower speed and low, monotone vocals. This is very different for We Butter The Bread With Butter, and their originality is certainly be commended. The track “Viva Mariposa” is an interesting take on this band’s electronic/heavy rock style. Ranging from a steady and driving rate to a catchy and entertaining beat, this track leaves listeners not quite knowing how to react. Reassurance of this band’s brutality in their music is exhibited at the end with an epic and classic rock and roll breakdown.

The electronic aspects of the album do not only add a riveting twist to We Butter The Bread With Butter’s sound, but intense and haunting ambiances as well. “Psycho” is a definite highlight off of the album for these reasons. The distressed screams and unbroken tone create a powerful and emotional build-up to this eerie track. The chorus is a lifting moment where the dark atmosphere is fully created by this band. A similar vibe is felt on “Fall”, but is mostly shown by the strong and consistent instrumentals rather than the electronics. The chugging of the substantial guitar prepares listeners for a nü metal feeling that remains present with liberating intonations in the chorus and an unswerving sound. This related concept continues on other tracks as well such as “Pyroman & Astronaut” with a persistent rhythm, haunting effects, and forceful vocals adding a spooky and unforgettable sense.

We Butter The Bread With Butter also did not hesitate to show off their obvious talent by providing listeners with crippling and vigorous hard rock tracks that metal heads crave. A great example of this is “Alles was ich will” which introduces a Marilyn Manson vibe and stable, pulsating tempo. The tuneful chants of the chorus satisfy the melody of the track and fulfill its power on the album. This strong presence makes “Alles was ich will” a sure favorite from the record.

The track “Das Uhrwerk” has more of the classic heavy metal sound entangled with We Butter The Bread With Butter’s style. With only a touch of electronics, this track relies on the harshness of mighty guitar riffs and the insane pitch of the screams. The smooth and fast guitar solos bring “Das Uhrwerk” back to the roots of metal music. The final track, “Kind im Brunnen”, supplies fans with the full experience of their unique sound. The pace fluctuates from quick and heavy tempos to harmonious and electronic refrains, concluding the album in fierce fashion.

We Butter The Bread With Butter’s Goldkinder is a major step for the band. The great risks they take by intertwining electro-pop and heavy metal styles can make or break a band, depending on how it is done. This band takes this technique and makes it as odd as it can get, pulling it off especially well in tracks like “Meine Brille” and “Psycho.” Yet, as much as these tracks work, moments like “Kried aus Gold” can throw listeners off due to the drastic variation. The heavy songs are ultimately solid, but the ones depending greatly on electronics are more selective. If you’re a listener looking to broaden your music taste with something fresh, you must check out this diverse album. CrypticRock gives Goldkinder 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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Review Written by Emma Guido

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Emma Guido has a fervent passion for music and hopes to continue down a path of music journalism as she furthers her career. Emma has a wide variety of music tastes, ranging from Of Mice & Men to Amy Winehouse. More than anything, she loves to gain experience in the world of music and constantly improve her writing abilities.

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