Power of Metal.dk Review

Style: Crossover Party Rock
Release date: 10 November, 2014
Playing time: 41:00

O.k., it is not the general stuff I listen to and perhaps it is not 'metal' enough for the real heavy metal fan, but I'm not ashamed to say that I like the style of this Austrians. The potpourri of styles combined in catchy songs you can party to works addictive. Heavy guitar parts, typical (not metal) instruments, dance rhytmns, reggea, electro, pop and strange refrains in rather variable songs. The novelty about the style is long gone because on this new album there are not really new elements and if you already know their earlier albums you can underline that.

There are a few strong songs that will be real live party tracks. Opener "Dance", but also "Why", "Shut Up" and "Vienna" are the better tracks on the album, but if they want to succeed in gaining more popularity amongst the fans than "Bomba" I doubt it. Also there are a few songs that fall short and are not special enough. Like I already said, nothing's really new on this album and although there are some very catchy sing-a-long songs, the real surprise isn't there. Kontrust is a band that you have to experience live, then the band is at it's best and it is almost impossible not to jump around to this kind of music.

Not a bad album and fans will find enough to like, personally I am more looking forward to their first live gig somewhere in my neighbourhood.

01. Dance
Just Propaganda
I Freak On
Shut Up
Cosmic Girls
09. Play!
10. This Is My Show
11. Bad Time
Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 8 November, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/kontrust