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The Chemical Brothers
Born In The Echoes

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Exister

Hot Water Music

Exister

LabelRykodisc
VertriebWarner
VÖ-Datum18.5.2012

Acht lange Jahre sind seit dem letzten Hot Water Music-Album vergangen. Und es ist wahrscheinlich ein kleines Wunder, dass Exister jetzt überhaupt erscheint. Es war nach vielen Jahren immer aufwendigerer Touren, als Chuck Ragan sich eine Auszeit von der Band nehmen wollte. Die anderen drei gründeten dann kurzerhand The Draft, was in etwa genau Hot Water Music minus Chuck Ragan war. Dieser entdeckte gleichzeitig, dass es sich auch nicht lohnt, ohne Musik zu leben, und ging fortlaufend als Folksänger auf Tour. Das war in den besten Momenten großartig, oft genug fehlte aber auch hier das, was seine Band ausgemacht hatte. Als die Band dann vor ein paar Jahren wieder zusammen auf die Bühne ging, durfte wieder leise auf eine permanente Reunion gehofft werden, die nun mit Exister sicher erstmal vollends vollzogen ist.

Vollkommen klar, dass dieses Album eigentlich nur enttäuschen kann. Immerhin sind die Erwartungen an eine neue Platte von Hot Water Music riesig, zumal vor der langen Pause eigentlich kaum etwas irrelevant oder langweilig war. Exister braucht dann erstmal auch zwei Lieder, um warm zu werden. Der Opener Mainline geht zwar klar, und es ist auch immer zu begrüßen, wenn Hot Water Music sich wie in Boy, You're Gonna Hurt Someone vor Leatherface verneigen, aber der Grund, warum wir die Band alle lieben, sind so mitreißende Hymnen wie State Of Grace oder die erste Single Drag My Body.

Und sind erstmal die ersten Hürden übersprungen und der erste Zweifel weggefegt, wird Exister zu einer verdammt guten Platte. Sicher wird es ein paar Hörer geben, die wahlweise die Prä-Epitaph-Phase für das einzig wahre halten, und denen auf Exister zu viele straighte Rocksongs sind, wie es ebenso Freunde von A Flight And A Crash und Caution geben wird, denen zwei, drei reine Hits zu wenig auf dem Album sind.

Alles in allem haben aber Hot Water Music mit Exister fast alles richtig gemacht und eine Platte aufgenommen, die jeder in sein Herz schließen kann. Und das vielleicht auch, weil sie nie offensichtlichversucht haben, irgendwelche Erwartungen allzu zu erfüllen.

Tracklist:
  1. Mainline
  2. Boy, You're Gonna Hurt Someone
  3. State Of Grace
  4. Drown In It
  5. Drag My Body
  6. Safety
  7. Exister
  8. Wrong Way
  9. Take No Prisoners
  10. Pledge Wore Thin
  11. No End Left In Sight
  12. The Traps
  13. Paid In Full
Highlights:

State Of Grace, Drag My Body, Exister, Pledge Wore Thin

Unsere Bewertung:
8 von 10
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