Dolce Vita Sath-anas
Style: Heavy Metal/Thrash/Power Metal
Release date: 2009
Playing time: 49:00

Sadly, I'm right now sitting in a Boing something over the Atlantic, and I therefore don't have access to the internet. Consequently, I can't provide you with precise information about the origins of Grimlord. It's not crucial for a review, I know, but I like to hand that kind of information out to our trusted readers.

Anyway, as far as I can deduct from the name of the producer and the sponsors listed on the cover of 'Dolce Vita Sath-anas', Grimlord might be Polish. And by the look of it pretty much the brain child of one Barth La Picard.

There are most certainly good and catchy moments on the album. The opener and title track of the album is catchy in its own peculiar way, and so do the following tunes. Barth La Picard has a special voice, and to be honest, one moment I think it's quite cool, the next I think it's terrible. The best reference I can give you is Kai Hansen of Gammaray - decide for yourself if that sounds tempting. Try not to focus on the oddly accented English...

The biggest surprise for me was the fact that the second half of the album is instrumental. And I have to say that this by far is the part of the album I have enjoyed the most listening to. That said, even if the tunes are solid takes on thrash/power instrumentals, they are by no means original.

In the overall rating, the first, somewhat messy half of 'Dolce Vita Sath-anas' earns a good load of minus points, whereas the second half keeps it on a solid average.


01. Dolce Vita Sath-anas
When the Heads are Going Down
Oh! My King
Shade of Wrath Angels
Ground Zero
Dissolution of Eternity
Ancient Land of Ys
Avericious Scavenger/Panth of Lash
Lamentation Sword

Label: None
Distribution: None
Artwork rating: 45/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 17 March, 2011