DRUKNROLL "Точка Кипения" 2014
/Metal Scrap Records/

Tracklist:
1. Злоба 05:00
2. Моя звезда 04:35
3. Самурай 04:36
4. Во Власти Глубины 04:46
5. Оборона Севастополя 06:01
6. Белая смерть 05:29
7. Десятая ночь 04:33
8. Игра с огнём 05:06
9. Бог морей 05:15
10. Насыщение 04:44
Total playing time: 50:10

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Druk'n'roll are a band from Ukraine that has been featured before in this zine that plays a very symphonic form of metal with traces of thrash and death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Boiling Point" which was released by Metal Scrap Records.
The album starts out with clean guitars and symphonic sounds before going into a heavier direction along with some blast beats and then thrash style vocals and back ups start to kick in along with some melodic singing and riffing and after awhile hard rock style solos become a part of the recording.
On the following track acoustic guitars are brought in to create a power ballad along with some psychedelic sounds as well as the bass guitars adding in more power and as the album moves on there is a brief use of Japanese folk instruments before going into a more heavy and modern thrash direction along with some death metal growls and the band still keep the melodic vocals and symphonic parts.
As the album progresses the music starts going for more of a symphonic hard rock/metal sound along with the heaviness of thrash and death metal as well as bringing a modern style to all of the genres they combine and the acoustic guitars and psychedelic sounds also make their return in certain sections of the recording and towards the end the death metal elements start to get even more heavier while the music keeps its hard and melodic sound along with some traces of alternative rock in the softer parts.
Druk'n'roll remain true to their symphonic and melodic sound with this recording while also keeping the death, groove and thrash metal element s of their previous release as well as bringing in small amounts of psychedelic and alternative rock which sounds great with a professional sounding production and lyrics that cover everyday themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Druk'n'roll and if you are a fan of symphonic and melodic metal mixed in with thrash and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rage" "In the Power Of Depth" "Tenth Night" and "Saturation".

8 out of 10.
OccultBlackMetal (The True Bringer Of Death Zine)

Not bad for a modern metal band from Russia. I really like track 2 and 3 (which I heard on a compilation before). But if all songs was in English (some of them are, some are in Russian), they would be ready to compete with the big boys, because this is really professional done and no cheap shit. They should be really famous in their home country, otherwise something is really wrong.
This is their third album, which they’ve been working on for the last 2 years. They formed in 2006 and released their debut album in 2010.

Jimmy Blom (Hard Rock Info.com)

I think it always makes things a bit more interesting and special when a band uses their native language when performing on a record.
Progressive and modern Metal is offered by this 4-piece act from Saratov, Russia, with lyrics completely in Russian. For the fans of progressive and modern Metal, Druknroll have put together an impressive record. One can hear many hours practice in this Russian act's playing to say nothing of their skills as musicians.
Druknroll kick ass on all levels; they are innovative and original, challenge themselves with unorthodox and tricky song structures and are not afraid of pushing musical boundaries. I would not go as far as claiming Druknroll is the Russian answer to Dream Theater, as they obviously aren't, even if, technically speaking their stuff is at least as complex and hard-hitting as their American counterparts. But their attempts to create high-profile progressive Metal have turned out to be successful. There are a number of interesting and thought-provoking things going on on the band's third album Boiling Point, which should not leave anyone cold. A song like "White Death" is one of the true highlights off this album, being very atmospheric, downright heavy and ominous as hell.
Boiling Point takes a few listens before opening up to the listener, but it's worth it.

4/5
Luxi Lahtinen (Metal Crypt)

I think it always makes things a bit more interesting and special when a band uses their native language when performing on a record. Progressive and modern metal is offered by this four-piece act from Ukraine with lyrics completely in Russian. For the fans of progressive and modern metal Druknroll have put together an impressive record. One can hear many hours practice in this Russian act's playing to say nothing of their skills as musicians. Druknroll kick ass on many levels; they are innovative and original, challenge themselves with unorthodox and tricky song structures and are not afraid of pushing musical boundaries. Technically speaking their stuff is at least as complex and hard-hitting as many of their American counterparts. But their attempts to create high-profile progressive metal have turned out to be successful. There are a number of interesting and thought-provoking things on the band's third album 'Boiling Point', which should not leave anyone cold. A song like 'White Death' is one of the true highlights on this album, being very atmospheric, downright heavy and ominous as hell. The main issue on their previous album 'On The Knife Blade' were the vocals which were dreadfull, but on 'Boiling Point' the vocals are far better. This album may take a few listens before opening up to the listener, but it's worth it.

85/100
Berto (Lords Of Metal)

slowly we roth magazine 6Not sure how much success this band could have outside Russian speaking territories, but I'm sure in their lands they have a pretty important chance of hitting high levels of the Metal scene with their Russian lyrics, catchy choirs, intricate but at the same time easy to digest compositions, melodic touches and hooks all over. This third album from Russian Druknroll is way better than the previous effort, the band is mature and now able to create memorable tunes for their fans. A mixture of Heavy Thrash with Hard'n'Heavy with a powerful melodic edge, quite a lot of grooves, excellent guitar work, good vocal part, and complex rhythm section, what else to say, I'm impressed by how much I liked this new release from Druknroll.

9/10
Adrian (Pest Webzine/Slowly We Roth Magazine)

This is the third full length album of the band and I’m still very dubitative because of the eclectic sound and twisted compositions. Coming from Saratov, Russia, these guys landed in metal world in 2006. Of course they didn’t need to promote an official demo in underground scene, since they had tons of musical resources for a great heavy metal/modern metal band.
But, after three albums I really can’t get into the music in spite of its complex, melodic and well structured. On this album all tracks are very well produced, with many modern elements, melodic lines and a furious combination of heavy/hard rock vocals and guttural vocals. No doubt all musicians have high skills, especially drummer Petr “Jester” Fateev, who inserts many small details, with class and progressive metal roots. Actually, everything is tied by high influences of progressive metal, and that’s the point where I can’t catch it. Music has excellent moments, even good hooks in melodic chorus, but sometimes everything sounds very intricate, with many different sections, stop-and-go parts, and easily you can get lost. Maybe I should listen more to this “modern metal” just to catch it easily. The band is not bad at all and I must say that all tracks contain strong doses of metallic spirit. That’s something I really like from any band. For more info, visit the label’s webpage, as definitely these guys don’t care about promotion in English language and all info in booklet and in web pages is on native tongue. (Even the title of the album)

Victor Varas (Zombie Ritual Fanzine)

legacy 91Der Typ auf dem Cover schreit. Schmerzverzerrtes Gesicht, geschlossene Augen, und die Ohren hält er sich auch noch zu. Der Opener ,Rage‘ scheint das zu bestätigen. Ein schräges Durcheinander metallischer Klänge von Melodic Death Metal über modernes Zeug bis hin flottem Angethrashe. Dazu ein ganz kauziger Chorus mit Ohrwurmpotenzial, aber irgendwie reichlich schrägem Gesang – da ist der Hörer nicht unfroh, wenn die gut fünf Minuten um sind. Na ja, den Russen (die sich selbst wohl als Modern Metal-Band sehen) wollen wir ja eine Chance geben, aber der zweite Song ,My Star‘ ist eine verkommene Ballade mit Akustikgitarren-Begleitung und nasalem Frohgesang – inklusive weltverträumtmelancholischer Grundstimmung und progressivem Mittelteil. Klingt komisch, ist es auch. Und als der ,Samurai‘ dann japanisch inspiriert klingt, als mache John Wayne jetzt Musik im Weltraum, da ist auch die positivste Ausgangssituation vorbei. Die Russen haben zu viel Druks gerollt. Und dann kommt dabei eben Metal Crap heraus. Schade drum, denn das Trüffelschwein hätte gern mal wieder was Duftes aus dem großen Land im Osten gehört, zumal das Zeug mit den russischen Texten eigentlich echt cool klingen könnte. Hat aber nicht geklappt, mal gucken, wann die Scheiße auf diesem „Boiling Point“ überkocht.

4 Punkte
Bruno Kaiser (LEGACY #91)

I’ve always been a fan of bands performing in their native language on the record. So is the case with this four-piece act from Ukraine, as all the lyrics are delivered in their native Russian/Ukrainian language. The band was formed in 2006 and released their debut in 2010.
Druknroll is the moniker of this quartet and they present themselves with a 10-tracker third full-length album Boiling Point. Actually the album was released app. Two years ago, but it is just recently that I discovered it and listened to it for a couple of times.
First thing I noticed is the high level of musicianship, one can almost hear that hours and hours of practice came prior to the release of this record. The band is playing what one can describe as a modern and progressive metal with innovative and original ideas and tricky song-structures. It is actually very challenging to listen to this opus, as it is very complex and with each new spin reveling something new and interesting. The sound is good and the whole production of this album took me by surprise. It contains this certain atmosphere, like coming from deepest hell.
Apart from the above-mentioned Russian lyrics, one can also hear some catchy choirs, intricate compositions, many melodic and symphonic touches, lots of groove, complex rhythm section, good vocal parts and amazing hooks all over the album.
Boiling Point is definitely not an album for everyone, but fans of the genre and those with open mind might find it interesting and worth listening to. Recommended tracks “In the Power of Depth” and the closing track of the album “Saturation”.

Bato (Metal Revolution)

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