Power of Metal.dk Review

Cemetery Dance
Poser Zombies
Style: Hard Rock/Metal
Release date: 22 November, 2013
Playing time: 34:48

This album sounds like it could be on the soundtrack to a skateboarding or other extreme sports game.

It's not original as such but one of the things they've managed to do very well is get the aggression of seventies punk with vocals and drums but have guitar tones like 80s British metal and slap them together in a way that works.

I think they'd be a very entertaining live act but to listen to the album it would be something for most people to have on in the background. It's got places where they try to bring death growls and heavy hitting guitar tones in and it splits me 50/50 because in some places it works and in others it doesn't. Like, for example, the band name track 'Cemetery Dance'. I was kinda enjoying it and then just thought 'hmmm that growling and heavy breakdown came out of nowhere' and it was entertaining but quickly I found myself missing the punky, raw undertones that are prominent throughout the album.

I am also not sure about the mixing - this has either been ingeniously intentionally recorded and mixed in a way as to create a raw sound that suits the music, or it's been a poor job that the guys (who recorded it themselves) did not intend but it just came out sounding great. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt because it fits their bio - the Greek quintet claim to draw influence from the early punk and 80s metal eras so maybe this was intended from the start. Fair play. Whatever the reason it is anything but polished, and polished would ruin their sound in my opinion.

I give them credit for trying - and they have got something to build on. Ultimately it is only the raw approach to their sound that is memorable, for the minute. The songs themselves are not, but I think they have potential to come back and get something rock solid or higher.

01. Fixed Imagination
Trail Of Life
Marching Dead
Part Of My Legacy
Cemetery Dance
Last Night
Poser Zombies
Label: Soundflakes Studio
Distribution: MusicBuyMail.eu
Reviewed by: Matt Fabi
Date: 8 February, 2014
Website: www.cemeterydance.gr