You could say a lot of things about Inferno’s Tod Und Wahnsinn, but at least you’d have been warned. These fun loving Germans graciously announce their intentions for everyone to hear on the first track, “Wodka.” “It’s just for fun,” the band celebrates, but when your record is about fifteen minutes and fifteen tracks longer than it needs to be, with little variation between lurching, chug-friendly hardcore and Accüsed-style thrashers, you couldn’t say that Tod Und Wahnsinn is particularly good. With a heavy dose alcohol and American punk, Inferno inducts themselves in to the microcosm of hardcore history with Tod Und Wahnsinn, an exercise in thrash styles and bonehead lyricism.
Inferno strictly sticks to their strengths through out Wahnsinn, with almost every song sounding like the one before it. When the band tries something new on track 19 of 20, it’s too little too late. Granted, unlike their fellow Deutschpunk brethren, Inferno are more interested in having a good time than making a politically charged, super serious album that’s worth listening to, but the quality of the songs would be far more apparent had the record been half as long. A couple stompers, like “Life at War,” do little to move things along; they’re slight detours in already overlong endeavor. At 35 minutes, Tod Und Wahnsinn kills the party by overstaying its welcome.