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On disc: Grip Inc.



- The Power Of Inner Strength - Volker Raabe - 8 stars
- Incorporated - Jrg Petersen - 8 stars


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Incorporated

Incorporated
(Steamhammer - 2004)


I thought this band already broke up, coz it's been 5 years since their last album came out. But Grip Inc. are still alive. The trio has changed a little. In the past the fast thrashers been what they did best, these days the mid-tempo songs are best. Guitarist Waldemar Sorycha added different elements and so creates different atmospheres. There are acoustic guitars, oriental sounds and electronic-influenced parts with loops. When you first listen to them the songs sound straight, but with every spin you discover new details. The electronic gimmicks on The Gift make this one special. The thrashy guitar riffing is during the verse combined with loops. Cool! They use electronic sounds also on Prophecy. Totally different is Curse (Of The Cloth) which surprises the listener with flamenco guitars! On other tracks they use a cello. Sure, they also offer some Slayer-like thrashers. Dave Lombardo can't deny his past... Present. In comparison with their former releases this album has a larger variety and so singer Gus Chambers has more possibilities to vary his vocals.
Perhaps not straight enough for thrash metalheads of the early days, but for fans of modern thrash this is a good choice.


8 stars

Jrg Petersen
(translation: Claudia Ehrhardt)
 

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The Power Of Inner Strength

The Power Of Inner Strength
(Steamhammer - 1995)


Seems that Voodoocilt wasn't really what they wanted... Personally I can understand that very well. And so about 6 months after their musical liaison with psycho king Philip Boa ex-Voodoocult drummer Dave Lombardo and guitarist Waldemar Sorychta are presenting their new band - Grip Inc.! With former Heathen bassist Jason Vie Brooks and ex-Twenty One Guns singer Gus Chambers they play aggressive metal which is blowing you away! No compromises are made! A touch of punk / hardcore and some industrial elements add some diversity to their trash metal. The voice of Gus Chambers is like the icing on the top of their sound. Great!


8 stars

Volker Raabe
Claudia Ehrhardt
 

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