The first full-length album by Germany's Beatsteaks (following a self-released demo and a 1997 EP) was released on Epitaph in 2000, but it sounds as if the group's heart and soul lie in the immediate pre-grunge era; Launched would not sound out of place played amongst a bunch of mid-to-late-'80s releases on the SST label, plus maybe the first couple of Faith No More albums. The tempos are not quite grunge-vintage slow, but they're relatively tempered, and the there's a metallic edge to the guitars on songs like the ...

Launched 2000, Epitaph

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UPC: 8714092655926

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