Sadly, I'm right
now sitting in a Boing something over the Atlantic, and I therefore don't have
access to the internet. Consequently, I can't provide you with precise
information about the origins of Grimlord. It's not crucial for a review, I know,
but I like to hand that kind of information out to our trusted readers.
Anyway, as far as I can deduct from the name of the producer and the sponsors
listed on the cover of 'Dolce Vita Sath-anas', Grimlord might be Polish. And by
the look of it pretty much the brain child of one Barth La Picard.
There are most certainly good and catchy moments on the album. The opener and
title track of the album is catchy in its own peculiar way, and so do the
following tunes. Barth La Picard has a special voice, and to be honest, one
moment I think it's quite cool, the next I think it's terrible. The best
reference I can give you is Kai Hansen of Gammaray - decide for yourself if that
sounds tempting. Try not to focus on the oddly accented English...
The biggest surprise for me was the fact that the second half of the album is
instrumental. And I have to say that this by far is the part of the album I have
enjoyed the most listening to. That said, even if the tunes are solid takes on
thrash/power instrumentals, they are by no means original.
In the overall rating, the first, somewhat messy half of 'Dolce Vita Sath-anas'
earns a good load of minus points, whereas the second half keeps it on a solid