Power of Metal.dk Review

The Prophecy23
Untrue Like a Boss
Style: Crossover Party Thrash
Release date: 26 September, 2014
Playing time: 41:00

Almost every band within the metalgenre starts because they want to have fun, are a fan of the music and perhaps to score some chicks and get some free beer. The German band The Prophecy23 must be one of them for sure. They sure don't take themselves too serious if you look at the titles and the lyrics. Take for example the song "Bass Player" in which self-mockery is the key word. It is party time and although I haven't seen them live, there will be a big crowd moshing around and creating a big pit. Luckily the band takes the music rather serious and has some nice songs. Like in the eighties they have lyrics about partying and hating posers and that kind of stuff, but always with a sense of humor.

The band uses two singing styles, Hannes Kloppprogge takes care of the aggressive hardcore/thrash vocals and Philipp Heckel produces the death grunting parts. The songs are very variable, but stay within the hardcore and thrash borders, with lots of gang shouting and some death growls. You have to think of a mix of bands like SOD, Municipal Waste, Sick of It All, Nuclear Assault, Madball, Austrian Death Machine, Suicidal Tendencies and bands like that. Yet they have some nice twists in their songs, church organs in "Pit Laserbeam", creating a kind of Mercyful Fate touch, a bit folk in "Video Games Ain't No Shame" and electronic noise in "Fuck the Dub". The track "The Ballad of SOD" says it all if you know the SOD version with Jimmy and shows that these Germans are funny guys.

If you just want to own an album to party to, have a good time or get drunk to with some friends with big eighties roots, buy it and party like it is 1984. Oi Oi Oi!

01. The Greatest Wrestling Fan
Pit Laserbeam
Party Like It's '84
Untrue to the Bone
Video Games Ain't No Shame
Home Is Where You Shred
Action Metal
Bass Player
09. The Ballad of SOD
10. Pablo the Peacemaking Pizza
11. Fuck the Dub
12. Tape Trading Like a Boss
13. The Ballad of Old School Metal
14. Arriba Abajo (bonustrack)
Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 24 September, 2014
Website: www.theprophecy23.de