Almost one year since the premiere of their excellent LP “Serac“, Hannover based post-metal, doom-rock and sludgy post hardcore hybrid CAFFEINE are back with a great live session recorded for Melting Butter at RAMA Studio in Mannheim, Germany. Check out the sweaty video for “Under Hooves” and read the official word from the band below:
“The circumstances of getting this session done have been a litte bit unfavorable. Within 20 hours we drove over 850 kilometres, tweaked and set up gear and recorded „Under Hooves“. A hell of a trip. Nevertheless we are so absolutely happy we had the chance to get to know and work with Jens, Tobi, Thorsten and Christian.”
Recorded by Tobias Schwarz and Jens Siefert / Mixed and mastered by Tobias Schwarz / Filmed and edited by Thorsten Burgholz.
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 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!