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This probably won't ever be heard on American radio anytime soon; that doesn't mean that you shouldn't buy it.

This eighth album from Russian Modern Metal band Grenouer is a nice blend of full-on riffs and Starset-like atmosphere. Pin sharp production does justice to songs like the title track and the seismic 'Something Really Bad' and the melody injected into the plethora of excellent songs brings to mind Breaking Benjamin's latest effort 'Dark Before Dawn', particularly on the down-tuned thud of 'On A Rainy Day'.

The fact that there is a more modern ebb and flow style evident on Starset's superb 'Transmission' album is evidence that style plagiarism is never a tactic that has crossed Grenouer's mind although 'Artificial Tears' also hits on the heavy guitar and squelching synthesiser approach to great effect.

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If this album had been released by the likes of Mnemic, BB, Depswa or any other of the celebrated American Alternative Rock bands it would have been lauded and (rightly) gained critical acclaim. Luckily I'm here to tell you how good it is.

Yes they're Russian, yes this is on a Belgian Record label (once home to Molly Hatchet, Great White and Nazareth) and yes this probably won't ever be heard on American radio anytime soon; that doesn't mean that you shouldn't buy it.

Mike Newdeck

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