Power of Metal.dk Review

Black Snow
Style: Alternative Rock/Metal
Release date: 11 March, 2014
Playing time: 49:55

Black Snow is the second album from the Italian/American alternative metal band KLOGR (pronounced Kay - log - are). The band's name is a reference to a renowned psychophysical law (S = K log R), which was developed in the 19th century by Weber and Fechner; the law is related to the changes in human perception according to different types of stimuli.

I read on their fan-page that; 'the lyrics of the 12 tracks on 'Black Snow' are about a broken world, where a prompt reaction is mandatory and there's no room for hesitation, faking or excuses'. 'Black Snow' is a powerful work of raw rage, with room for beautiful melodies and melancholic ballads such as 'Heart Breathing' and 'Ambergris (Whale Song)'. Opening track 'Zero Tolerance' was written in support of the conservation of sea wildlife organization Sea Shepherd and the title is the name of one of their missions. KLOGR is playing a quite modern metal with mostly up-tempo tracks and very aggressive drumming.

The band is led by Gabriele "Rusty" Rustichelli (producer at ZetaFactory Studios) and is an excellent singer for this genre. I'm personally not a big fan of this alternative metal genre, but KLOGR have some tracks that I find quite interesting. The opening song 'Zero Tolerance' is a real punch in the groin with a ton of energy and one helluva a groove. A quite nice guitar solo shines also in the middle of the song. The heavy 'Refuge' is a groovy melodic metal track with sharp guitars. KLOGR has three guitarists and it doesn't feel that way, because it gets hollow in some of the tracks. Maybe it's the production?, but with 3 string benders it usually sounds fatter and more solid. Rusty's vocals is throughout the tracks the biggest benefit of the band. I believe that this band have a bright future and 'Black Snow' is another step up on the ladder to the bigger scenes. Their musical journey doesn't stop with this album.

They will tour together with the American alternative metal band Sprong in Europe this spring and if you are interested of this alternative metal genre, then this might be something to check out.

KLOGR lineup:
EUGENIO - Guitars & Backing Vocals
GIAMPI– Guitars &
Backing Vocals
JOBA – Bass
STE - Drums

01. Zero Tolerance
Draw Closer
Hell of Income
Life Is Real
Heart Breathing
Failing Crowns
Guilty and Proud
Room to Doubt
11. Severed Life
12. Ambergris
Label: Dust On the Tracks
Distribution: Brooke-Lynn PR
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 4 March, 2014
Website: www.klogr.net