Colour Trip
Kill My Super Ego

www.stagedive.net (Switzerland)

„Invade, dammage, occupy!" This is where regular metal is taken to a new level. Riffs that kick ass and for sure won’t miss the target. Intense and fearsome vocals are paired with rhythmic and energetic drumming. All of this creates an aggressive mood that doesn’t follow so-calles trends.

This is definitely not what is nowadays labeled as New Metal (fortunately); it is much bigger – it is an untamed and raw outburst of energy.

This album is a successful combination of modern hardcore and metal, or better metalcore. Headbangers and hardcore pitfiends will be more than pleased. This is already Colour Trip’s 4th release, who exist since 1991. They toured with Pro-Pain, Nuclear Assault, NOFX, und Strung Out, plus you were also able to see them on various successful headlining tours throughout Europe. They are known for their energetic, raw, and untamed live shows – definitely check them out! Anyway, METALCORE rules!


www.whiskey-soda.net (Germany)

Indeed, it is them. The name sounded familiar, and after reading the bio, I was sure. This is the German band Colour Trip that located to the US in 1999. I was able to catch them on of their European tours with Pro-Pain. After releasing albums for Massacre Records and SPV, "Kill My Super Ego" is the fourth album. In terms of style, Colour Trip are close to Pro-Pain, playing a similar hybrid mix of metal and hardcore. This release, however, contains more variety. Occasional slow riffs give you chance to catch your breath in between the fast riffs that define the sound. The groove parts slightly remind me of Biohazard, but never lose their originality. The 10 tracks are heavy and straight-forward, combining modern metal and hardcore influences.


Soundresist (Russia)

If I do not make mistakes, "Kill My Super Ego" is the fourth album by the German ensemble. Colour Trip play pure American hardcor-thrash in the veins of Pro-Pain with vocals reminding of Ryker's and Brightside. Sometimes, it is fast, other times it is heavy. It is complicated to put into words, but the sound itself preserves in itself some rebellious spirit, which adds life and power to the music. But as a whole, this style is fairly unfamiliar to me. Therefore, besides the moderate curiosity, it didn’t evoke any feelings of "killing" in me. However, the sound itself is above standard.


www.metalwillneverdie.net (Italy)

The Colour Trip? Extremely linear from the stylistic point of view; they could perhaps to be compared Pro-Pain with an industrial influence, or also to Ministry’s Psalm 69. The most interesting aspect about the group is without doubt the singer: he reminds me of new school heroes like Rick Ta Life, inserted in the context of nu metal. Riff-orienited, jumpdafuckup, and every so often some guitar leads (because the boys are German, and to a German, you do not remove the melody from metal). Standard rhythm section and little effects, but therefore very regular and straight-forward. The songs are sometimes a little difficult to distinguish, but I need to listen more carefully. If you want to try a good dose of pure industrial D.O.C/hardcore., you should turn to to Alec Empire, but that does not mean that the Color Trip shouldn’t deserve your attention.


www.babylonmag.net (Italy)

Born in '91 under the monicker of Accessory, Colour Trip arrive with this "Kill My Super Ego" to their fourth discogrphic effort. The genre proposed by this three piece is a very rough thrash core, powerful and "in your face", able to move the asses of both the more intransigent thrashers and the toughest hardcorers. The album's been recorded at the Woodhouse Studios, under the supervision of the producer Siggi Bemm, known for his works together with Tiamat, Grip Inch, Moonspell, Kreator, Samael and The Gathering. Even though the full length is well structured, hammering from the beginning to the end, even though the production is great and the riffs kick ass, the album sounds (after several listenings) a little bit too linear and monochords. This means that if you listen to it every once in a while it may even be awesome, but listened constantly could even become boring after 3-4 tracks. Unfortunately this is not a good news, considerin' that the band is amazing on stage, at least it seems like that, and the tours with Pro Pain and Nuclear Assault prove it. Only for genre addicts.


Disintegration Magazine (Italy)

I must truky say that my approach to this disc has been a little too negative in the beginning: perhaps during the first listen, I had to get used to the vocals, and this carried me outside road evidently! Therefore I have decided to listen to this "Kill Super My Ego" more often (once for every member of the band... !) And this is the result: Colour Trip play clean and precise death-thrash. Fat guitars, with riffs of sure impact, are alternated to sounds more scratching, like the titletrack "Kill My Super Ego" and "Planet Valium". The true musical genius is bass player Ingo Reinshagen, who adds fat bottom end to the sound: beautiful are the attacks in "Zero Terminal" and the powerful omnipresent incursions on all of the 10 tracks. With all the sound "extremes" of this German band, it is accompanied by fast drumming, which alternates from time to time to midtempo parts. Perhaps the singer, the member who I wasn’t quite sure of in the beginning, needs to be re-evaluated – his style is raw, infuriated, but it lacks a little extension, but believe me, this still is pleasantly outside of the norm

The CD contains 10 tracks, but those that truly leave an impression are five or six: the technical and psychotic "Zero Terminal", followed by "Kill Super My Ego" , "Narcotic", with a bass intro I can’t get enough of, then "Planet Valium", "Concrete Block "and" You Know The Deal " with its most obvious heavy influences, strong and heavy guitars, supported by a driving rhythm section. In conclusion, this band leaves a great sense of satisfaction!


Rock Hard (Germany)

Once again a band that surprises us with a new album. The German band Colour Trip started out as Accessory in 1991, and quietly disappeared after their third release "Full-time Function". Some of the musicians moved to the US, where they were able to get a deal with Arctic Music Group. "Kill My Super Ego" is the first release after a longer break, which Thrash and Metalcore fans will definitely like a lot. Colour Trip are close to Pro-Pain and are influenced, among others, by Nuclear Assault and the former Bay Area Thrash metal scene. In a powerful, straight-forward, and aggressive manner, the 5 guys hammer though unfortunately only 33 minutes, which is not a whole lot after such a long break. 7.5 points/10 points.


Aberration (Germany)

This band has been around for 10 years and just released their 4th CD, which you can really call powerful. Driving metalcore riffs that go straight in to your legs and make you bang your head. Well, this type of genre is not one of my favorites, but I think that headbangers will like these kind of riffs a lot. If you like Pro-Pain, then you should already know Colour Trip, because they have a similar sound. Unfortunately, I am not too fond of the screaming vocals, but as you know this is always a matter of taste. This CD really has a lot of power and drive, and I think that Colour Trip should kick ass on stage. Definitely check out this album!


www.wallsoffire.de (Germany)

Unbelievable, these guys are still around. I still remember the sticker on their self-titled debut album, which said "IndustrialDeath and described the style pretty well. Nine years ago, the band played an interesting and original mix of styles. Colour Trip wasn’t even afraid of mixing hip hop elements with old school Death Metal (even a long time before Six Feet Under) and wrote a godly 11-minute song entitled "Balance" to pay respect to Ministry. After that, they released two more albums: "Groundlevelsextype" and "Full-time Function", which pretty much defined the band’s style: metalcore. It took five years to release "Kill My Super Ego", but Colour Trip haven’t changed a whole lot. The band describes their style as urban metal, which is pretty much a good label. The most pleasant thing is that the new album doesn’t contain any Nu Metal elements. Colour Trip stick to their roots even in 2002 and play a metalcore style where you can equally headbang and mosh around. I would go as far and compare Colour Trip to a moderate version of Pro-Pain. If Pro-Pain would play a little slower, you might a get an album like"Kill My Super Ego". Since Pro-Pain are not planning on slowing down, you should definitely check out "Kill My Super Ego". Unfortunately, 32 minutes is a little short after a 5 year break, but the band is already working on the follow-up. I am looking forward to the new stuff, even though they might not be able to top their fantastic debut album.


www.earshot.at (Austria)

Surprise, Surprise – Phil Fasciana (Malevolent Creation/Hateplow) releases one band and after another on his relatively new label Arctic Music Group. One can say that every single band surpasses my expectations, despite a variety of styles (Colour Trip, Homo Iratus – old Fear Factory goes Death Metal, Kult ov Azazel – Black Metal, etc.)

With a hammerhard and "in-your face" production by Siggi Bemm (Tiamat, Grip Inc., The Gathering, Moonspell, Samael), Colour Trip hit hard with 10 new tracks, a mixture of Sodom-like Thrash ("M-16" – especially Elmar’s rough, screaming vocals remind me of Tom Angelripper) and Pro-Pain that sounds extremely refreshing and aggressive. Simple but very effective and tight drumming as well as driving riffs mixed with a couple of slower leads will please headbangers and moshpit fiends alike. Colour Trip are workoholics - this is already album No. 4 after their self-titled debut (1994), "Ground level sex type" (1995), and "Full time function" (1997). And they are already working on the next output, working title "Penetration" which will hit the stores at the beginning of 2003.

Having toured and played with the likes of PRO-PAIN, TESTAMENT, M.O.D., NUCLEAR ASSAULT, KREATOR, NO FX, THE SPUDMONSTERS und STRUNG OUT proves that Colour Trip is an excellent live band. It’s their powerful and energetic live performances that delighted our editors as much as their previous releases did. The artwork is, as always, relatively tame, but the music kicks ass:
Bottomline: Very good- 6 out of 7 points.


Brutalism (The Netherlands)

Hanging around from 1991 under a different name and now Colour Trip has released their 4th album. Colour Trip plays an aggressive from of metalcore. Resulting in edge cutting riffs, heavy drumming and intense vocals. Their playing skills are not only shown on this album but also on their stage performances with MOD, Pro-Pain, Nuclear Assault and Kreator. So if you are not afraid to deal with in your face music attack this can be a try.


Darkscene (Austria)

This CD will comfort all of those who still mourn Fear Factory, because there are some similarities to Colour Trip. However, the US band is far from being a copy. Their music is more modern and contains powerful hardcore influences, which guarantee the ultimate headbang experience. I wouldn't classify Colour Trip as a new metal band, even though there are similarities, However, the band focuses on power and excellent riffing, which sets them apart from the lame "rap along to the guitar" new metal bands, which I am not too fond of. The 4th album is full of energy and headbanger riffs through and through. Songs like the title track "Kill My Super Ego" are a good example for Colour Trip's rhythm-oriented modern sound. My personal favorite is "Cut-Up/Fold-In", which stands out with its melodic parts. A little more variety in terms of riffing wouldn't be bad, but it is the uncompromsing riffs that add a special flavor to the music of Colour Trip. "Kill My Super Ego" is an excellent album - a must have for fans of uncompromising, hardcore-oriented metal - Headbanging guaranteed!


www.music-scan.de (Germany)

Indeed, it is them. The name sounded familiar, and after reading the bio, I was sure. This is the German band Colour Trip that located to the US in 1999. I was able to catch them on of their European tours with Pro-Pain. After releasing albums for Massacre Records and SPV, "Kill My Super Ego" is the fourth album. In terms of style, Colour Trip are close to Pro-Pain, playing a similar hybrid mix of metal and hardcore. This release, however, contains more variety. Occasional slow riffs give you chance to catch your breath in between the fast riffs that define the sound. The groove parts slightly remind me of Biohazard, but never lose their originality. The 10 tracks are heavy and straight-forward, combining modern metal and hardcore influences.


Amboss (Germany)

Straight in your face - is this what you want? Here it is. Having been around for more than 10 years, Colour Trip play an interesting mix of metal and hardcore. Screaming vocals, fat riffs, and straight arrangements make "Kill My Super Ego" a colorful trip into aggression. Trained headbangers have a clear advantage. Colour Trip combine old and new elements of metal and hardcore into a powerful mix. Not every songs is perfect, but tracks such as "Cut-Up/Fold-In" (for which a video was made) or the title track kick ass. Aggressively played are all of the songs, so make sure to check out Colour trip's new release. You won't regret it.


Heavy-oder-was?! (Germany)

Colour Trip have been around since the early 1990s and have reached the most aggressive level with the release of their new album "Kill My Super Ego". The band’s style shifted more towards metalcore, which means that they now can be compared to Pro-Pain. This is not bad since Pro-Pain are the leader of this genre.

Scullcrushing riffs, hateful vocals, extreme heaviness, and a tight production are the major characteristics of the new album. Elmar;s vocals are so close to Gary Meskil that it is sometimes difficult to tell who is who. The album has a lot of power, and musicians know what they are doing. Unfortunately, the album lacks individuality except for good songs. Those are basically on the same level. Narcotic is the best song which starts with a didgeridoo intro.

Bottomline: If you like Pro-Pain, then go buy "Kill My Super Ego. Except for its lack of variety, the album deserves 9 points for its passion and over-the-top heaviness.


Legacy (Germany)

Indeed, it is them. The name sounded familiar, and after reading the bio, I was sure. This is the German band Colour Trip that located to the US in 1999. I was able to catch them on of their European tours with Pro-Pain. After releasing albums for Massacre Records and SPV, "Kill My Super Ego" is the fourth album. In terms of style, Colour Trip are close to Pro-Pain, playing a similar hybrid mix of metal and hardcore. This release, however, contains more variety. Occasional slow riffs give you chance to catch your breath in between the fast riffs that define the sound. The groove parts slightly remind me of Biohazard, but never lose their originality. The 10 tracks are heavy and straight-forward, combining modern metal and hardcore influences.


www.metal-inside.de (Germany)

"Kill My Super Ego" is already Colour Trip’s 4th strike. In order to get the proper sound, the band from Vermont decided to record at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany. As expected, the band is extremely heavy with a sound that combines NYC hardcore and new metal. In detail: The opener "Zero Terminal" starts slowly, and step by step, the band increases the tempo. The guys remind me of Nuclear Assualt, which is good. Especially the pumping bass and strong vocals underline this. The band also proves that they have no problems with highspeed songs such as "Case Filter", a speed grenade similar to Pro-Pain. "Planet Valium" is almost a hit. As you can see, Colour Trip 4th release kicks ass – half an hour that is well worth it. Fans of the bands mentioned above will surely love this album.


Waste of Mind (Germany)

"Who can I trust? Can I turn my back on you?" Just one of many lines that show what kind of music Colour Trip play. The world is bad, real friends are rare, and harcore and metal are the best oprions to blow off steam. Colour Trip’s groove and song structures are similar to Biohazard. The sound is pretty straightforward with a lot of energy and power. There are also some nice breakdowns and occasional metal riffs, plus the singer sounds pretty pissed off. A little more variety wouldn’t do any harm, but the album is solid enough.