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Grave Robber - Be Afraid

Grave Robber - Be Afraid

Label : Retroactive Records | Archive under hardrock / aor

Release type: Full-length CD

Frank D. : Sometimes bands are just in time to be too late. One of those bands is Grave Robber, because with 'Be Afraid' they are a couple of years too late. The munitions dump where they ordered their musical bullets has already been plundered by the Danish band Volbeat.

Grave Robber is a more rugged version of Volbeat's mix of rock'n roll and metal because it incorporates Misfits-eque punk and horror- billy elements. The result ain't that bad to be honest, but it comes in short when compared to the original. This becomes painfully clear when 'I Wanna Kill You Over And Over Again' hits the stage. It works a bit uninspired. The production of this disc should have been heavier, the tracks shouldn't have played the sing-a-long Ohohoho's-Card so obviously and I'm just scratching the surface here. All in all, tracks like 'I, Zombie', 'Skeletons' and the poor 'Army Of The Dead' are enjoyable, but not more than that. Nope, where the Danes have found a keen and compelling mixture of styles, Grave Robber can't make a believer out of me. Short and bitter, nice attempt, NEXT PLEASE!

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