Akephal was a hardcore band from Husum, Germany. Their exact political leanings are anyone's guess, but the lyrics provide a pretty good hint at where these guys were coming from. "As long as propaganda turns cries of death into tales of heroic feats/ and as long as domestic security finds ways to justify all of its torture methods/ shit will pass for gold," they scream in 'So Lange'. Their sound is brash and heavy; the closest comparisons that I can think of are Uranus, the layered vocals of Barrit and perhaps a more sinister Unruh. I also have to commend them on their effective use of samples. Coupled with screams and wailing guitars, they serve to add an additional layer of hauntedness, even if you don't understand German.
Akephal – "Kopflos" 7" (Lund Castle Core Recs 1996)
V/A Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen 7" Akephal, Tappat, Minion u. a. (Gedapo / No More Heroes 1997)
Akephal - s/t 12"/CD (Lund Caste Records 1997)
Akephal - s/t CD (Narshardaa 2007 - Contains the unreleased second lp, + more)
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