there is an interface between Elvis Presley and Life Of Agony, Danish
Volbeat is it!
band’s second demo CD “Beat the Meat” is an astonishing
exploration of rock’n’roll, pumped up, emotional NY hardcore and
heavy metal. The sound is decidedly American, but Volbeat manages to
give their music a personal touch.
Volbeat crew is not entirely new to the Danish metal scene; vocalist
and guitarist Michael Poulsen as well as bass player Anders Kjølholm
were part of death’n’roll combo Dominus who existed for ten years
before finally dissolving in 2001.
Poulsen is the main driver and idea man behind the band which is
completed by guitarist Teddy Vang and drummer Jon Larsen.
great to hear a band that dares to say “fuck you” to the local
scene and be different from anything else here. Although always
balancing on the edge of cheesiness, the band never crosses that line
because of the underlying heaviness of their music and because they
obviously know how to put songs together. The six tracks on the demo
simply ooze of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll and you have to either
love it or hate it. Particularly Poulsen’s voice will be a challenge
to some listeners, but fans of Life Of Agony, I’m certain, will for
the most part appreciate what he’s doing.
I should put my finger on something, it would have to be the fact that
the band doesn’t get anyone to go through their lyrics before
recording…they’re filled with mistakes...
www.volbeat.dk to learn more
about the band. The demo songs are available for download – do
try this at home!