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Crack Up's style is a bit atypical for a German band, as they have nothing to do with melodic power metal. Their earlier work, such as From The Ground, shows the band more or less in the death metal camp, albeit with a more midpaced power metal tempo rather than the speedy old-school death style. On the later material, they've adopted a so-called "death rock" style (bands of this ilk are invariably likened to Entombed, though, Crack Up sounds nothing like them) -- indeed, were it not for the harsh death vocals of Tim, Crack Up could almost be considered just a hard rock band, as their music combines a bit of Motorhead, a slice of stoner rock groove, a tad of punkish loose playing, and the rest being good old hard rock and roll. Some might find the vocals incongruous with the music, but in many ways they do fit. An interesting band that doesn't get a lot of notice outside their country. The band announced its breakup in November 2003, stating that their musical progression had come to an end.