I love when
I receive material from a band who burn for their cause. When it's blatantly
obvious that they've put a lot of effort into putting together a promo package
that isn't just like the A4 and the disc all the others send us. In the case of
Griffin L.O.G. from Munich, I've received a professionally printed six page
leaflet with two discs inside plus a cover letter. Very nice!
The influences for the music on the main disc are plenty. There's a general air
of goth across the album, but you can hear elements of everything from black
metal over Celtic Frost to Kraftwerk here! The use of synths is extensive which
far and wide works alright.
I can see how the mixture of full-on black metal extremity and melodic synth
sounds could be a challenge to some ears, but I personally appreciate the
If I were to point out instances where I'm challenged, so to speak, I'd have to
point to the vocal performance of Griffin himself in a few instances. On the
whole, it's fine, but for example in the song Traumtrinker, it is very
repetitive and sounds...well, odd bordering on annoying.
Anyway, on the whole a solid effort by a band who clearly want something with
The music on the bonus disc is, as is stated in the promo material, not mixed or
anything. You can tell, but it's actually not that bad. The tune Heaven In
Flames is by far the one that has caught my attention the most on that disc.
Check it out!