Gross Grolland Review

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Gross Grolland

What Doesn’t Kill Me Makes A Big Mistake”

2012

Gross Grolland - What Doesn't Kill Me Makes a Big Mistake

There was a time when it seemed as if everything was in 4/4 time and sounded the same. And while the implementation more and more in rock and metal to use other time signatures has become prevalent, the new advent is that other countries and cultures are not singing in English. Where some may react with chagrin to this, I say Hallelujah. Metal in Russian sounds tough. Metal in Spanish is hardcore. So listening to Gross Grolland in Russian just adds to the experience and the heaviness. While they have real clean digital production that gives the CD a commercial sound, the band makes up for in super heavy drives and really catchy grooves. In some ways I imagine that Gross Grolland is what would happen if Rammstein actually went super heavy and left the techno industrial behind. While some of the production gives the CD a familiarity I think the songs stand for themselves. Song 648 is real listenable and has total replay potential. Kamikaze is a strong opener that you would not skip on repeated listening.

 

The vocals are super strong and genre worthy. There is a real solid attack with screams and growls. The title alone should intrigue with this venture. What Doesn’t Kill Me Makes A Big Mistake made me giggle more than a couple of times. Don’t we all feel like that sometimes. I put this in the definite RECOMMEND category.

 

 

Tracklist:
1. Kamikaze
2. Under Gunpoint
3. Die
4. Bye
5. It
6. Voices
7. 648
8. Policeman Tropillo
9. Friday
10. Friendship

 

 

https://myspace.com/grossgrolland

 

 

Members:

Alexandr Sobolev – Bass

Mikhail Vorobyov – Guitars

Ivan Mensyikov – Guitars

Sergey Homyakov – Vocals

Roman Kiskin – Drums 

 

 

Rating: 8 out of 10

~Alaric Barca

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