KRATZER/KVAZAR split-LP review @ Metal Hammer Greece

KRATZER / KVAZAR

Split-Album

(7 Degrees Records/Blastbeat Mailmurder)

  Bleed from joy

On Kvazar’s side we encounter fiendish, sodomizing grind, which flirts shamelessly and with great success with death metal of the “Wolverine Blues” variety. Kvazar have great beats, they know how to groove (without sacrificing speed in the process) and are catchy as fuck. Those of us that dug Rotten Sound’s “Cursed” especially, are bound to bow and worship. It features agitprop lyrics, incorporating themes of cyber-activism and scientific atheism. From their cosmic dust (Kvazar split-up in 2011), three worthy bands sprung into existence, namely Headcleaner, Wreckage and 666Casualties. Germans Kratzer play (post) hardcore with bits of post metal ambiance and related time signatures. In some instances a more straightforward and less expansive Catharsis comes to mind, yet the two groups I’d really like to namedrop, in order to emphasize Kratzer’s intensity and metallic character and feel, are Ken Mode and The Psyke Project.

Mike Krimpogiannis

Advertisements

~ by fieldoperative on August 6, 2013.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: