Since the release of their first album, 'Velvet
Noise' (2001), the learning and thus the creativity curve has gone up steadily Danish Raunchy. From being a poppy Fear Factory clone, the sextet with each
release have grown their own identity and found
their strengths and cultivated them.
'A Discord Electric' is the culmination so far in that process. The level of
creativity is high, boundaries are yet again broken down, the production (provided
by Jacob Hansen) is big, bombastic and perfect - everything simply falls into
The beauty of Raunchy is that they master both pop and metal to the full. They
can handle gentle, poppy softness (listen to the fragility of the intro of the
album, the middle section of Shake Your Grave and Big Truth) and the electronic
sounds of the eighties without overdoing it. The rhythm section is as strong as
Fort Knox and the dual vocals of Jeppe Christensen and Kasper Thomsen create
dynamics that few bands on the Danish metal scene manage to come up with.
At the same time, the headbangers out there should have no fear what so ever;
there is plenty of room for the heads down, thundering metal - try for example
Rumors of Worship or the electronically induced thrasher The Yeah Thing.
If this album doesn't bring Raunchy fortune and fame, then there is no justice
in this world.