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A Star Avoids The Light
My Girlfriend Is A Jesusfreak
Way To End
Wrapped Up Soul
Drinking Keeps Me From Drowning In This Desert Called Life
8. Freezing Sun
at Dominique Anceschi Studios
Mastered at BWS Studios
|review by Dominic Latscha____|
You might ask yourself what “Flash Metal” means, right?
is a Flash Metal Band from Basel. That’s a place in the canton
Basel-City, Switzerland and the band got founded in 2003. You might ask yourself
what “Flash Metal” means, right? I gonna tell you something!
In my eyes, “Flash Metal” is a powerful mix of Southern Metal and
Stoner Rock combined with a shot of Dirty Rock’N’Roll. I think
that’s the true definition of this sound.
The five Swiss issued their full-length debut “Music For The Ugly People” in 2010. This album was recorded at Dominique Ancesci Studios and mastered at BWS Studios. They released an own production called “Oddworld” a long time ago and I was really excited about this new record.
can you expect on “Music For The Ugly People”? In opposition to
other bands Coilcry do an own thing. They write about real things and
there’s no space for any bullshit. In spite of this realness, the
sense of humor never gets lost! It starts with the ironic album title
and goes on with the track “My Girlfriend Is A Jesusfreak” and ends
with “Drinking Keeps Me Away From Drowning In This Desert Called
opening track “A Star Avoids The Light” starts with a spoken word
intro about chemical gases. Then singer Alex Büche starts to rock with
his Dirty Rock’N’Roll vocals and lead guitar player Sandro Gysin is
responsible for the powerful guitar tunes together with Rhythm guitar
player Joachim Lötscher. Meanwhile, drummer David Horstmann kicks his
Sleepwalking” gets into your head and you can’t get it out anymore.
There’s no break to breathe through, because they kick ass from the
beginning. The song arrangements remind a little bit of Black Label
Society and a whiff of Zakk Wylde gleams through.
Rest” has a strong Iron Maiden vibe and is more melodic than its
precursors. You even recognise that when Alex Büche starts to sing and
it is a little bit smoother, but not worse.
Girlfriend Is A Jesusfreak” is my personal favorite on “Music For
The Ugly People”. A kick ass track straight into the faces of all
lying bible fanatics and their followers! The lyrics show a strong touch
of irony with a shot of sarcasm. There’s still no time for compromises
and Coilcry ignite a real
Metal firework. They should release this song as a single and shoot a
video to it!
To End” starts with a guitar riff, which Metallica could not have
created better. Generally, the songs reminds of the old school records
and singer Alex Büche sounds like James Hetfield at some passages.
Up Soul” is a straight Thrash Metal track. It has every element what a
great Thrash Metal song needs and shows a different facette of this
Keeps Me From Drowning In This Desert Called Life” starts as an
Instrumental ballad with a smooth tune. That’s really particular. If
you think this song goes on the whole time on this way, then you are
damn wrong! This track becomes a straight kick ass track and might
confuse some listeners.
Sun” is the last track on “Music For The Ugly People”. A great
track with a strong Godsmack-touch and it’s very becoming to singer
Coilcry are influenced by
American Metal bands like Godsmack, Metallica and Label Society, they do
their own thing and always let an own note slip in their songs. It’s
one reason next to the great live performances why this band is much
better than the mediocre music on MTV or on the radio!
I hope a record label signs this band. It would be a damn shame if these talented guys end up without success!
written by Dominic Latscha
Dominic Latscha is reviewer for gryphonmetal.ch since 2010
He is based in Switzerland.
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