(DOOM/POSTMETAL) heavy & complex music is often challenging – you need to understand whats happening, or at least feel the vibe. i am not interested in music which only wants to be a riddle for the listener. on my opinion there needs to be another thing in this kind of music accomplished: it simply has to have its rocking side. the tech stuff is not allowed to suffocate the groove, the fun if want to call it like this.
i played drums for long time in different bands, i never was a good technical drummer – unlike the drum maniac in Caffeine – but i understand the challenge to do complex music which is fun and makes you wanna swing your rusty hips. Caffeine accept this challenge: they deconstruct, they are not willing to take the easy way, detours are allowed and often let you take a glimpse on things, you would not have seen on the direct way. and i promise, there a a lot of nice “non tourist” spots along this way. After checking these nasty places, they take you back straight to all the fun-spots. they serve you all: the a-part-only-is-allowed-to-be-played-once-guys will be pleased as well as the shit-must-be-groovy-dudes – and you know what: it sometimes gets spooky here as well!
so here we are – meet this three-piece from Hannover. You know probably all of them from a ton of former bands, like Perth Express, Glasses, Problem Is You, The Pyre… Anyways: Caffeine are nothing like these, Caffeine are a good flip through your favourite postmetal records. Apocalyptic, monumental, devastating… think of Coliseum meet Doomriders meet old Mastodon meet Neurosis. Very intense and “groovy” stuff, highly technical but not too complicated – pic by David-Deutsch-of-1408-Productions.