Release DetailsLABEL Nuclear Blast
RELEASED ON 1/28/2003
posted on 1/2003 By:
Hmmm. I'm rather conflicted. On one hand, the relatively unknown Danish band Raunchy has some decent metallic moments, but on the other hand it occasionally gives of the distinctly foul stench of nu-metal. Every now and then you'll get chills and feel like evil is upon you because of the nu-metal sounds, but I'd say that the good moments outweigh the bad. Actually it's probably just the clean vox parts that make me think "nu-metal". I just recoil in horror at the thought of nu-metal, but in all seriousness they aren't half bad. The clean vox moments are somewhat cool, similar to Fear Factory or something similar (although it may bring back some painful Digimortal flashbacks for those of you who didn't like Fear Factory's latter years). They have a definite Strapping Young Lad influence, with the chaotic riffs and drumming coupled with a cool keyboard ambiance. There are some pretty bad-ass basslines throughout, and some of the riffs even give off a punk-goes-metal sound. In fact, when coupled all together, it is sort of mesmerizing. Raunchy has a pretty unique sound, albeit semi-nu-metal. They picked two damn good bands to aspire to be like in Fear Factory and SYL (and almost a CKY sound if you listen closely), I can see any fan of either of the two bands having a decently good time with this album. I think this is an album that just about anyone would like, but only die-hard fans of the aggressive-chaotic-keyboardy-style would stick with. Still, I'd recommend at least a listen.
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