Germany’s biggest participants in the crossover movement of the early nineties, Such a Surge, never got much attention for their music, which was never too bad and always able to keep up with international precursors, but still not very special. It was much more the German lyrics, which have always been far above average, that made this band important, at least for Germany’s scene. Nevertheless, these days hardly anyone cares about crossover and the information sheet of the record company talks about a new home in typical rock sounds. Sounds pretty much like someone is trying to please every crowd! But that ain’t it. The new musical direction seems to fit perfectly. Of course, it’s pretty tough to find some new rock riffs, that haven’t been played a million times already, but that again isn’t so much the point with Such a Surge, as their lyrics are much more of interest here. Unfortunately, international listeners should have their dictionary at hand.