A band called “Lighter”? C’mon!! But digging into it, they sounds much interesting then most of the nowadays delivered, fancy-labeled, “post” whatever, obligatory Metalcore bands. Feuerzeug reminds me mostly of the Ricky Warwick leaded Scottish The Almighty, band formed in the late 1980’s and rose to fame mostly in the mid 1990’s with albums such “Powertrippin'” and “Crank”. True, probably Rick was most famous because he was formerly married to MTV’s Headbangers Ball presenter Vanessa Warwick.
So, Feuerzeug sounds pretty much like The Almighty, eventually more contemporarily, but still classy and with roots back to the American Stoner Rock tradition and adding some tasty post-Grunge. But this isn’t an American band, but another stainless delivery from Switzerland. Imagine Godsmack crashing into the tour bus of Kyuss, merging Grunge energy with Stoner Rock hardness and we’ve get pretty close to what Feuerzeug sounds like. And actually this is a pretty groovy and addictive material, classy and quality Rock.
“The band consists of a drummer who is a lost punk-rock kid from the early 90’s, the bass player’s a kind of Metal Top Model with an addiction for women, the singer still cries about the death of Kurt Cobain and the guitarist (great co-inventor of the Tibetan-stoner) even played in a tropical band! But the great thing about them is they play an intense fuzz rock-grunge and their gigs are powerful.” (from their official bio on their MySpace profile)
Their first 12 tracks album “Drive fast and Crash!” was released in 2009, while “Dead Wahines and Tsunamis” take them to the next level. “Queens Against The Riders Fighters”. 70 minutes of heaviness, killer riffs, addictive grooves and authentic Rock!!