Grooves from Germany and Austria
Just bundling up these two suggestions I received for the sole reason that the members of both bands speak German. Poor excuse. Well maybe also because they make a similar style of chug-filled Melodeath. We’ve got in store for you: Hopelezz and then Under Destruction.
When a band is called Hopelezz, with the cheesy double-Z at the end it’s not the most inviting. I mean, other artists than end with two Z’s I have heard of make girl-pop for five-year olds. Definitely not Metal.
But actually, this German band offers quite a complete package of grooving guitars, pummeling drums and growling grunts. Having formed in 2009, they have already shared stages with big names such as Swallow the Sun, Sepultura, Soilwork and Walls of Jericho. A debut full-length was released in April 2012, together with a vid for a song called Devils Ride. Worth a spin!
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The other group today is called Under Destruction and hails from Graz, Austria. Can’t figure out how long they’ve been around, but I do know that they’ve been in a stable five-man line-up since 2011.
Musically, this is much alike Hopelezz; more pummeling and ramming of instruments. Pretty good stuff if you like a deep tone and hoarse growling. My only comment on their Origin of the Blight song is that it’s verse riff is maybe a bit repetitive in the song’s early stages, even though they’ve covered it up somewhat by doing a couple of variations.
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Right, that’s all my poor hung-over head can take right now.