Grave Robber is a band on a mission. Since their last opus, ‘Be Afraid’ (2008), nothing has happened. No development, no change in sound, nothing. This is a band who think; ‘We got it! That’s the recipe!’
Grave Robber shows a lot of self-confidence and relies completely on what they do. They’re a weird mixture of Slipknot looks and Elvis/Danzig/Misfits rock’n’metal. When vocalist Wretched sings out of key – which he does quite often and most notably on the first track proper Detonation A.D – it sounds like shit, but then again, I can’t help feeling lured by the bands dark, comic book-like charm and energy.
If you’re looking for great technical skills and fusion metal par excellence, look somewhere else. This is purely entertainment – catchy, danceable rock tunes.
I believe I said something along the same lines when I reviewed ‘Be Afraid’: I would love to see this band live!
Oh, one thing: Unexpected very, very cool version of Black Sabbath's Children of the Grave at the end of the disc! Sounds a bit like a beefed up Black Sabbath fronted by Glenn Danzig.