Menno : Dezperadoz started out about a decade ago as a side-project of Alex Kraft, at the time guitarist for Tom Angelripper. Angelripper contributed lead vocals to their debut, to be succeeded by Kraft on the second album and the upcoming 'Dead Man's Hand'. Not only does Kraft write all Dezperadoz' mix of heavy/power metal; he sings, plays guitar and jams him music chockfull with Morricone-orchestrations, banjo, dobro, mouthorgan and slide guitar. Quite a feat. The result is the purest, most chemically sound product of western-metal on the market. And the most cliché and kitsch. But we all know that Germans don't seem to have any problems with that. 'Dead Man's Hand' might just as well make Dezperadoz even more popular than they already in their homeland. Even though this reviewer might disagree.