REVIEW: VARG – “Rotkäcppchen”
Ignoring the fact that Varg may not be the best band of their time, yet rather they unquestionably set their standard high with their debut album ‘Wolfsziet’, then again they have come long route down the scale now. Versatile as they are with their music, Varg is at this moment back with their new EP ‘Rotkäcppchen’, which is not bad at all
The EP runs for approximately 45 minutes with 8 tracks altogether, which combine 6 versions of title track “Rotkäcppchen” (4 as “Rotkäcppchen”, 1 as “Red Riding Hood” and 1 as “Rødhette”). The other two tracks are “Ein Tag Wie Heute” and “Abendrot”.
“Rotkäcppchen ” was what heard on Bonus disc ‘Wolfskult’ 2011 with a simple tune, more of which you will listen over the compass of 46 minutes EP runtime. Charmingly talented guitar riffs and melodious tunes set the euphoric inclination yet listening to the same tune six times is a massive bummer. This is neither imaginative nor exceptional, but fun to some extent. With “Ein Tag Wie Heute“, it goes on merrily, discussing splendid thoughts of fights and triumphs. What Varg offers on ‘Rotkäcppchen’ is quite okay. Not terrible, yet rather not creative either.
Christopher Bowes of ALESTORM made a guest appearance on one of the version of “Rotkäcppchen” too. I wonder why Varg incorporated “Rotkäppchen im Bierzelt” as 17 minutes long acoustic track; once more, not terrible, but rather not creative either. At long last it is basically just time stretching. Fans of Varg could like the EP. The EP offers nothing new that might garner new fans. Though their debut album is unparalleled and stands tall, rest all are not very extraordinary. The band needs to move them harder if they want to stay in the industry.