This album sounds like it could be on the soundtrack to a
skateboarding or other extreme sports game.
It's not original as such but one of the things they've managed to do very well
is get the aggression of seventies punk with vocals and drums but have guitar
tones like 80s British metal and slap them together in a way that works.
I think they'd be a very entertaining live act but to listen to the album it
would be something for most people to have on in the background. It's got places
where they try to bring death growls and heavy hitting guitar tones in and it
splits me 50/50 because in some places it works and in others it doesn't. Like,
for example, the band name track 'Cemetery Dance'. I was kinda enjoying it and
then just thought 'hmmm that growling and heavy breakdown came out of nowhere'
and it was entertaining but quickly I found myself missing the punky, raw
undertones that are prominent throughout the album.
I am also not sure about the mixing - this has either been ingeniously
intentionally recorded and mixed in a way as to create a raw sound that suits
the music, or it's been a poor job that the guys (who recorded it themselves)
did not intend but it just came out sounding great. I'll give them the benefit
of the doubt because it fits their bio - the Greek quintet claim to draw
influence from the early punk and 80s metal eras so maybe this was intended from
the start. Fair play. Whatever the reason it is anything but polished,
and polished would ruin their sound in my opinion.
I give them credit for trying - and they have got something to build on.
Ultimately it is only the raw approach to their sound that is memorable, for the
minute. The songs themselves are not, but I think they have potential to come
back and get something rock solid or higher.