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Try (2006)

Reviewed: 8/21/2006

Oh hell, what the fuck did hit me? A bullet? No, this hurts much more... A drop press? About a 1000 times, yeah! No, actually it was Russian tech metal band Grenouer. I've read that Grenouer used to play death metal. 'Try' is definitely something else. Tech metal? Well, it's precise as a machine even though with some weird than rock 1-2-3-4 tempos, heavy as a drop press, disharmonic and filled with machinery noises. There's no melodies here, but heavy ramming all the way through. Well, almost, as there's some breather parts on hellishly catchy 'Wanting to Be Alone'. But just like Fear Factory on their best album 'Demanufacture' (1995), Grenouer have released a bunch of catchy extreme metal. 'Open up Entrails' harks towards Meshuggah and generally every now and then I get similar sensation...

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