HEADHUNTER "A Bizarre Gardening Accident" /CD/



Remastered re-release of the second full-length album by the German Power/Thrash Metal band.
Headhunter were founded by Schmier (!!!) in 1989 after he was fired from Destruction. Second famous person in the band is Jörg Michael (Living Death, ex-Avenger, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Grave Digger, ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Onkel Tom Angelripper, ex-Rage, ex-Running Wild,
ex-Saxon, ex-Stratovarius). And the third musician is Uwe "Schmuddel" Hoffmann.
Technically infuriating fast Thrash Metal.
This is a damn fine Metal album that continues to expand the work begun with debut, "Parody Of Life". Band offers explosive, melodic Thrash in the wake of Destruction, with a dozen or so riffs to die for. But what surprised is that the band are also quite good at slower fare, with a more traditional Metal gate.
It's amazing to think that while his alma mater was withering into a cesspool of misled ideas and pathetic execution, Schmier was excelling in his new home. However, we should also extend credit to the other musicians here, who are quite excellent on their own. Michael needs no introduction, perhaps, but Schmuddel is simply an ace, a riff wizard whose presence lightens each composition into the rugged bliss I so enjoy in German Thrash and Speed.
The album has been re-issued through AFM, so it's not quite as hard to get a hold of. If you like Schmier, and you like fun, then by all means check this out!!
AFM Records, 1992/2007 (AFM 180-2). Made in Germany. Pressed in Austria. 


Tracklist:
1. Oh Waht A Pleasure     1:08 
2. Signs Of Insanity     4:38 
3. Hit Machine     5:32 
4. Born In The Woods     5:11 
5. Two Faced Promises     4:07 
6. Ramalama     2:45 
7. Boozer     3:46 
8. Domo     0:39 
9. Pangs Of Remorse     5:01 
10. Character Of Assassination     3:19 
11. Rude Philosphy     4:39 
12. Deadly Instinct     3:36 
13. Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'roll     0:59
Total playing time: 45:20

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