RUNAMOK - ELECTRIC SHOCK
Metal To Infinity
is a five piece Thrash Metal band from Würzbürg, Germany. I’ve been in that
town once because of an edition of the Keep It True Festival. It’s a beautiful
city and you wouldn’t expect Metal lives that strong in this part of Germany.
But it does, be sure of it and Runamok proves it.
Belgian Mausoleum Records signed these Thrashers and here’s the result. People
who know the band have the knowledge the band released four albums before but as
far as I know it is the first release on this label.
you are in pure, yet technical played, Thrash Metal Runamok might be something
for you. No, not technical in the Progressive way like Target or Mekong Delta
with technical I mean some outstanding sharp riffs will make part of you.
Influenced by bands like Exodus, Pantera, Annihilator, Megadeth etc Runamok
delivers one after another catchy riff. Yes, talking about the guitars, riffs
and solos, Runamok brings awesome stuff.
I tell you Fabian Swarch (Stormwitch, Paradox, Fallen2Pieces) is a member, aside
of Oli Kaufmann (Tyran Pace) I suppose you’ll understand Runamok isn’t a
group of newbies. Also Chris Weiss and Dominik Swarch are experienced Metal
have at some points more difficulties with the vocals, mostly they’re too
‘groovy’ for me. You don’t hear me say Michael Imhof has a bad voice but
I’m not particular into this kind of Crossover vocals. Nevertheless I hear
some clean vocals that please me but they’re pushed too often
into the back ground and that’s a pity. To me this kind of technical
Thrash screams for strung clean vocals but too many bands in the past proved me
wrong, let Pantera and Exodus be the ultimate examples! By using this kind of
two kinds of vocal sounds Runamok sounds modern; this is certainly a band from
the new generation of Thrash.
yes, I hear some great songs like for example “Nothing I Fear” and
No coincidence that the main part of the vocals are clean…
“Icons”, an acoustic instrumental, is an awesome musical intermezzo
and gives the listener some well deserved rest. It proves how good the guitar
players actually are in this band.
is indeed a band Thrashers need to check out! If you adore some Exodus mixed
with Pantera then I’m sure Runamok will blow you away by their devastating
wall of sound! I can’t say this is a typical German Thrash Metal band, it’s
up to you to like or dislike what I’ve just said.
Points: 80 / 100 (Review
by Officer Nice)
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