Songs of the Buried
Style: Progressive Modern Potpourri Metal
Release date: 20 November, 2012
Playing time: 35:56

Within a year after 'Black Arts and Crooked Tails', these Norwegians already release their next album. This is the first time I hear their music and it is quite a mixture of styles.

Acoustic parts, nu-metal, classical hard rock and fast metal stuff. Influences of Faith No More, Volbeat and Mastodon can be heard in their songs. The band also uses musical parts of consisting songs, just listen for example to "Acheron", which is partly based on "Row, Row, Row Your Boat". You almost get the idea that you don't have to take them too serious, but with the excellent track "Four of the Seven" you immediately forgive them that little mistake. That song reminds me of The Mars Volta and there are worse bands to be compared with.

Dunderbeist mixes several styles and gets away with that because of the good song writing. Personally I think the album is a little too short, two extra songs would have done the trick...  Nevertheless, a band with a lot of potential, not every ones cup of tea, but if you are a little progressive and open minded you need to check them out.


01. Y
02. Father Serpent
03. Acheron
04. Enter Exile
05. The Hidden Ones
06. Songs of the Buried
07. Centuries
08. Four of the Seven
09. Forcefed Boar's Head
10. Mongrel

Label: Indie Recordings
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 20 November, 2012
Website: www.myspace.com/dunderbeist