:wumpscut: – Wreath Of Barbs
Wumpscut (stylised as :wumpscut:) is a gothic influenced electro-industrial music project from Germany. It was founded in May 1991 by Bavarian disc jockey Rudolf “Rudy” Ratzinger (born June 3, 1966).
Wreath of Barbs released in 2001. The album peaked at #13 on the CMJ RPM Charts in the U.S.
Exclaim! described it as a “celebration of darkness and foreboding” and praised “[Wumpscut founder Rudy] Ratzinger’s talent for writing a catchy song”, noting the presence of “several boot tappers that make you want to hit the dance floor”, but warned that the album is “not for the faint-hearted” due to its “heaviness,” which makes it “an exhausting listen”. CMJ New Music Monthly said that it was an “epic masterpiece”.
Black vinyl, gatefold, remastered 2022.
Cat.# BKM ETAH187C