I have been thinking that I have gone a little soft on you all, bringing you postpunk or dancey dark electronic music that meets my political standards, while laying off the dood-laden stompy music that many of us love and crave. Yet, what shall those of us do when we need some ridiculous, over the top, hypermasculine, rolling EBM basslines with DEUTSCHE lyrics shouted in our face till it falls off, but we don't want to listen to that Portion Control's "Amnesia" for the 5 billionth time (yeah, I know it's not auf Deutsch, though that song does deserve it's own post, I don't have a reason why I have never given it one), enter Wulfband.
These guys are fairly new but not 2016 new. The great folx over at idieyoudie already did a piece featuring them, so I am gonna link you to that since my current knowledge of them is slim. But, in my early listening, I do have to agree with this article when it says:
Wulfband is hyper-aggressive to the point of parody, and the boneheaded lyrics yelled in German just take it over the top. Proof positive that if you take every EBM cliché and amplify it, you might end up with something that goes beyond ridiculous and transforms into the spectacular.
Though, I'd replace "boneheaded" with "FANTASTISCH," personally.
As the title of this piece indicates, I can only make out so much of the lyrics with my really schlecte(r?) Deutsch so if you notice something absolutely oppressive and jacked in this music or videos, please let us know in the comments (even if it DOES ruin my new FAVE.) I would not call this band radical in terms of politics because I don't know their politics. But, as far as I can tell currently, this is how you do (what so many defenders of shitty bands that have made it to this blog call) "artistic" and "edgy" and "it's just a joke" things with the kind of satirical skill that holds my attention (and makes me laugh- which might be more important) . Take note, nachtmarzis and combichristians, I'm lookin' at you.
And, there's even one you'd think I might not approve of, but I do, if only for the ridiculousness of the lyrics.
If I don't stop, I will post them all. So, check out their youtube for the rest.