Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Samurai

Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Listening to this album’s first track, “Silence of Sorrow,” I thought for sure I was in for a pleasant surprise. This song, with it’s Gothenburg-flavored Thrashiness and infectiously melodic chorus, is the kind that gets this Metalhead singing in the shower. However, this confused German band spends the rest of the album trying to be Rammstein with an ’80s Soft Rock edge. I can imagine the promo sticker now, “for fans of Billy Joel, Def Leppard and Dark Tranquillity.” Truly pathetic and outright perplexing. To show right off the bat the talent they possess, and then throw it away all for the sake of novelty. I suppose the drummer’s top hat should’ve clued me in. I guess any group of jokers that pick up instruments are at least capable of writing one good song.

[Nuclear Blast translated the band’s name to The Apocalyptic Riders for the US release. -Editor]

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