Friday 17 June 2016

White Trash Wankers - Trash From The Crypt exclusive review

Something creaks, below the floorboards, in this old, so old cottage. The wooden planks shiver lightly, tiny dust particles rise up in the air, barely visible in the moonight. Some settle down, others stay, tossed lightly in all directions by a sudden chilly nightly breeze - where the hell did it come from? A crackling sound pierces the night. Crack! - the floor is penetratred from below and rusty nails fly in all directions. A hole opens from deep within the earth, revealing a long forgotten ancient crypt that has been hidden in silence below the little house for centuries. A figure climbs afront all dusty, a sixpence on its head, a bottle of something vile in its hand, clenched with rotten fingers. A ghoul! Another being crawls out behind the first, dragging something heavy from behind. No, it's not his cock. It's a wheelchair - a rusty, massive, broken thing. It's determined to take it with him. The couple leaves the cottage. What would bring them forth? What wicked mission would awake them in the middle of this night? With strict steps they leave, dragging strange old instruments behind them, in preparation for a dark ritual, a performance in the ghastly dimness of the night. They are going to tell a bad, mean, perverted tale from the crypt they just left, fittingly entitled "TRASH FROM THE CRYPT - INCEST TAPE 1".

So yep, White Trash Wankers are back. Back with a new release, which they call an EP - even though it has 12 tracks in it. This time they release it themselves, in a fancy package with a compact disc that looks and feels like an LP. It will oficially be available on the Familientreffen festival in just a few weeks, followed by a digital release on bandcamp afterwards.

We all come here for the music, so let's get on with it. Trash From The Crypt is the second chapter in their discography, and it in sound and message continues where Electrobilly Horrorshow left off. However this time it is more conceptual and varied - we have heavier and slower tracks, faster more energetic ones, and some conceptual pieces that tell a short, perverted story. There are also a bunch of special bonus tracks (a bunch actually means four).

The EP gives a sinister vibe, filled with omnious bass, and topped with wicked tones. The horror-theme is even more present than in the band's debut album. This is channeled both through the lyrics and sounds mixed into it. This is one of the most varied and alternative EBM releases - you can hear elements of anhalt EBM, punk, psychobilly and influences of industrial metal. The musical quality is very convincing and miles ahead of what I am used to in most of modern EBM - the compositions are very smart, filled with all sorts of sound details that will keep the listener interested. Most of all I am impressed by Pete's vocals - the guy has so many different voices that I actually thought some tracks had someone else performing on them (that is actually true for one of the bonus tracks, but it's a secret ;)).

My favorite track is 16 Corpses, which is a cover(or a tribute) to the classic 16 Tons song. It is an example of how to do a magnificent cover, because it takes the track and reworks it to show off how White Trash Wankers percieve it. The result is somehow really sinister and evil, while remaining catchy. My other favorite track is One Sharp Knife which features some really wicked bad ass vocal performance.

Trash From The Crypt is alternative, different and true to its own style. It's very refreshing to hear something so different in the world of electronic body music, and I urge everyone looking for something interesting and new to check this one out. Hell, do it even if you don't like EBM to begin with.

As for the four bonus tracks, they are a special surprise. I wanted to tell the world. The Wankers would have none of that and jumped me one night while I was on my way home, slightly intoxicated from a local pub. Scared the hell out of me - I passed out and woke up with flies buzzing around what turned out to be my shitty pants. OK!

Oh, and here is an official trailer: