Strange kind of music from this French band Grorr. Many influences are embedded
in their music and that is perhaps the reason that I'm not convinced by this
'The Unknown Citizens'. This is progressive based death metal with some
polyritmic influences, some industrial pieces, samples and a lot of keyboard
parts (orchestral parts).
The album is divided into three chapters. The Fighter
has the most heavy songs, The Worker has three tracks with a little more
industrial influences and The Dreamer sounds a bit more melodic. Singer Bertrand
grunts, but also uses his clean voice. The grunting is o.k., alhough not very
special, but his clean singing should improve or the band has to look for an
alternative. Not a bad album, but the songs don't stick. If you like Meshuggah,
add some melody, clean singing, electronic, industrial and orchestral pieces to
it, you get something like Grorr.
I'm not really made for this genre, but perhaps