DRUKNROLL "Freakingface"
/Metal Scrap Records/

Tracklist:
1. Dead Phone 04:53
2. Fermat's Theorem 04:33
3. Freakingface 04:42
4. I Multiply the Pain 05:14
5. My Fateful Day 04:33
6. Destruction Inside 04:37
7. My Doomed Love 05:28
8. Forever Young 03:18
9. I'm A Parasite 04:28
10. A Black Hole 06:52

 
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Rock Hard 60  

Ruskí metaloví „kozáci“ DRUKNROLL hrajú mix thrash metalu s prímesou melodického metalu a industriálnych klávesových prvkov. DRUKNROLL vznikli ako projekt muzikantov zo Saratova. Hlavným hudobným mozgom skupiny je „osoba“ s identickým pseudonymom názvu kapely. Dotyčný multiinštrumentalista mal na starosti nahratie všetkých gitarových liniek, basovej gitary, klávesových vsuviek a programoval dokonca aj bicie nástroje. Celkovo ide už o šiesty album tejto skupiny. Groovie mašina tlačí pred sebou všetko, čo sa jej postaví do cesty. Hudba je strojová a založená na silných gitarových riffoch, zachádzajúcich do 90. rokov, kedy vládli scéne FEAR FACTORY alebo STATIC X a je kombinovaná s modernými „soundom“ súčasných kapiel. V spleti silných riff ov vyznievajú celkom tradične a niekedy ako klišé melodické refrény. Hudobnú zložku výrazne podfarbujú klávesové vsuvky, vďaka ktorým hudba nadobúda priestorový efekt. Desať skladieb je naozaj rozmanitých, no po dlhšom čase je táto hudobná zmes veľmi ťažko uchopiteľná a zaraditeľná. Pôsobí kontraproduktívne aj voči vlastnej tvorbe. Z hudobnej produkcie skupiny je ale cítiť snaha a zanietenosť, no po čase počúvania sa kapela zmení na jednotvárnu „testosterónovú“ guľu, valiacu sa na poslucháča.

3/5
FILIP GLOCKO (Rock Hard #60)

Released back in August of 2020, Freakingface is the new album from Saratov, Russia project DRUKNROLL. What started out as a solo project as the years yet on more musicians hopped onboard to make this a band well worth checking out. The album opens with the track “Dead Phone”. The some opens with an acoustic guitar sounding a little like outlaw music. We then get hit with those pounding riffs and killer grooves. Going with death growls for the verse and switching with ease to clean vocals for the chorus and complete with a face melting guitar solo.
Up next is “Fermat’s Theorem” which hits us with a thunderous bass line. Guitars then come in and just take over. The lead guitar work here is really great and so is the pounding off of the double bass pedal work on the drums. Then we get to the title track “Freakingface” which opens like a piano ballad. From the start we get this epic symphonic metal sound which then progresses to a killer groove metal sound similar to something by PANTERA, and present is an amazing sounding middle section.
The song My Fatefull Day” is another good track that opens with a clean and melodic sound. With the vocals of Maria here working hauntingly well along side the male vocals of Horror which makes the to styles mix together really well. With an epic sounding guitar solo the song is very melodic yet very heavy at the same time. “Forever Young” is another song with an acoustic intro and clean vocals. Then heavy riffin’ comes in and we get some cool lead guitar work over the melodic parts. On this track you can really hear the lead guitar work shine.
The last track here is A Black Hole”. Present on this track are some cool melodic riffin’. This is quite a haunting song and is a little atmospheric. An awesome bass line that then leads into a guitar solo. Here you can hear the guitars and the synth/keyboards trading off of one another. Great way to end the album. The Vocals work very well here and the guitar solos sound epic. The riffs got speed, precision and a real groove to them. The sound on Freakingface can only be described as an evolved form of thrash metal. Some killer drum work here to and at parts the album is very melodic at times while the synth/keyboards adds to the overall atmosphere.

8/10
John Foley (http://www.metal-temple.com)

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