Power of Metal.dk Review

First Bite
Style: Rock
Release date: 12 December, 2014
Playing time: 48:08

This full-length debut from young German quintet Strangelet treads a fine line between Glam sonorities and 1980s Metal with additional nods to bands such as Bon Jovi, The Cult and even Metallica’s Black album. It has the ingredients for something interesting but ultimately “First Bite” tastes bland on this reviewer’s palate.

The album is well-produced - credit to the band’s keyboardist - but inconsistent musicianship and ineffective songwriting really drag the album down. ‘Snakebite’ and ‘Touch The Sky’ are 2 songs that embody all this. Other gripes: ‘All That’s Left’ is a cringeworthy ballad and the use of the cow-bell is gratuitous and irritating.

If bands such as Neonfly and New Device are up your alley, then “First Bite” might be just right for you. Otherwise check before buying.

Watch the video of ‘Privilege of Power’ by Strangelet:

01. Privilege of Power
02. Nothing
03. Tainted
04. Pray to Break
05. Stillborn
06. Snakebite
07. Hell & Back
08. Touch the Sky
09. Catching Fire
10. All That's Left
11. Hiding Star
Label: Independent
Buy the disc: www.strangelet-band.de
Reviewed by: Chris Galea
Date: 31 December, 2014
Website: www.strangelet-band.de