Funker Vogt may be one of the more aggressive bands to emerge from the electro-industrial scene in the mid-90's, and on Thanks For Nothing they do their best to make their mark on the genre. Boosted strongly by the acidic vocals of Jens Kastel, the band comes off as a visceral, bleak force of nature. Songs like "Black Hole" are crafted out of mountains of synth, constantly shifting electronic percussion, and some of the harshest yelps in the genre. Despite the simple nature of the music, the band takes the formula and makes it work through sheer willpower. Even their needless remake of Ministry's "Land of Rape and Honey," here called "Land of Milk and Honey," is still a very vivid and angry song. This is a very hateful band, and the ten tracks on Thanks For Nothing are wiry, twitchy sound pictures that are more likely to appeal to fans of the harder aspects of the genre.
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AllMusic Review by Bradley Torreano