Raunchy
Death pop romance


4.0
excellent

Review

by Frederick Metzengerstein USER (202 Reviews)
September 11th, 2007 | 20 replies | 8,413 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Futuristic hybrid metal that should be more reconized here on this site.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

For awhile, I have been on a massive melodic metal rampage. Constantly playing my Deadlock, Sonic Syndicate, and Soilwork CDs, I became obsessed and began to delve further into the scene. I then found “Raunchy“. Despite the dumb name, I gave it a chance. I was impressed right away, and quickly forgave them for such a cheesy name and CD title. Not much has happened in Denmark since King Diamond was in power. Slowly bands like Hatesphere, Mnemic, and Raunchy are giving their country a new lease on life.

Raunchy was formed in 1994, in Copenhagen Denmark. They have two full legth cd's under their belt, and are in the process of another one. Now, Raunchy play according to themselves, futuristic hybrid metal. More cheese, but they play a unique style that helps sets them apart, and hopefully spearhead the metal movement in Denmark. Elements of industrial, metal core, and melodic death metal are infused together to create something special. They combine Meshuggah like guitar rhythms with heavy electronic effects, and the harsh/clean vocals. They pull this off pretty well throughout, except for a couple of the latter songs that seem to tail off at the end. Grooves are heavy, choruses are booming, and the drumming patterns are phenomenal. "This legend forever, starts off in full gear, showing off their electronic side, before thrashing about wildly . Kasper Thomsen is a capable vocalist, pulling off the harsh growls, before giving in to the chorus's, showing off his clean voice for the first time. Kasper has a raspy growl that is used to full effect on this album and a smooth croon that makes it‘s way onto the choruses and sometimes the verse‘s. It seems like his voice has been magnified by the production to give a mechanical or futuristic tone, but still stellar. His singing voice is pretty solid as well, making the choruses loud and powerful with his smooth delivery. Most of the CD follows similar structure's of heavy to light except for one. “Phantoms” start's off the opposite, opening with the clean to harsh formula. Kasper sings the verse then screams in the chorus. There are many other standout tracks on this disk, such as, “Remembrance“, and the stunning, "The Curse Of Bravery".

Musically this band has improved much since their last . Kasper's vocals has gotten better since Confusion Bay. The clean vocals standing out more, and the harsher vocals adding a gruff tone to the music. The guitar attack is more focused, and the riffs have gotten heavier and pack some serious groove .The drumming has clearly improved, as speed is the main goal in this music. The electronic parts are more prominent then ever, giving their music an aggressive edge with a unique sense of melody, instead of relying mostly on melodic riffs or solos, which there is a lack of those to be found on here. There is still plenty of melodic riffs, just more balanced between the other instruments. However, don’t turn away because of that. You'd be doing this cd a great injustice. Production is tight for a band that makes heavy use of electronic effects in their music. Vocal work is sterling, guitar sound is gritty and hard hitting, drumming excels with rapid double bass patterns, and the Keyboard/ programming effects are used to perfection. Bass is toned down in the mix, but no real fault here.

As I said before, bands like this and “Mnemic” should have no time motivating the rest of Denmark to put their balls to the wall, and finally become a force in the metal scene. The Danish metal scene has been reborn, and I’m looking forward to see what the future has got to offer. With this offering, they should already be more established around the metal community, but instead are criminally underrated. Raunchy, check this band out before I beat some sense into your think wooden skull. For Fans of Strapping Young Lad, Lacuna Coil( no hot chick), and Soilwork. Melodic metal that is easily accessible to all.


Pros‘: Easily Accessible

Strong Vocals

Improved instruments and songwriting.


Cons: Songs seem to drag in the end.

Not recognized as much as they should.



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DerMond
September 11th 2007



126 Comments


an interesting enough review to send me hunting down their myspace.

BallsToTheWall
September 11th 2007



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Do it. This band is great. Nice breath of air, seeing metal come from somewhere else beside Sweden,Norway,and Finland.

FR33L0RD
September 11th 2007



1461 Comments


Im a Melodic Death fan ,so i will check this out.

/my pos vote

Fina1e
September 11th 2007



123 Comments


Abandon Your Hope is the best song off the album, imo.

BallsToTheWall
September 12th 2007



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I personally think the curse of bravery is the main highlight but abandon your hope is pretty darn good.

Pluh
September 13th 2007



579 Comments


this band gets points in my book for having a sweet ass name... who wouldn't want to be in a band called Raunchy?

oh, and that double bass at the beginning of Phantoms are like punches in the face, the sound quality is pretty cool. i'll definitely check these guys out.This Message Edited On 09.12.07

BallsToTheWall
September 13th 2007



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Do it. These guys slay dragons.

Wizard
September 13th 2007



19210 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Excellent review and album.

Digging: Monarch - Sabbracadaver

BallsToTheWall
September 22nd 2007



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice to see Denmark's metal scene expanding. Koldborn, Raunchy, Mnemic, Hatesphere, and The Arcane Order. Good stuff.This Message Edited On 10.24.07

theyneedyou
May 28th 2008



229 Comments


Yeah, wau to represent Denmark ballstothewall.

Wizard
May 28th 2008



19210 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

How do you know he isn't Danish........that might be offensive hahaha!
I still enjoy this album.

BallsToTheWall
May 28th 2008



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It would be cool if I was but yeah, i'm a mick/pol.

Wizard
May 28th 2008



19210 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Dutchman right over here ;)! God I wish I could go back over to Europe and do some serious cd shopping!

BallsToTheWall
May 28th 2008



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^^ nice. Ahh, it almost seems impossible. Man, I would kill to go to Europe, catch some shows, and buy some Cd's instead of relying on amazon and 1 solid fye. Yeah though, Raunchy haven't progressed too much on the new album but still solid Raunchy nonetheless. Some piano runs, and some weird distorted clean vocals with a little Peter Tagtren inspired wailing. Somewhere between a 3.5 or a 4. I'll review it when it comes out legally.

Wizard
May 28th 2008



19210 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Sounds like I'm going to be checking their new album out. These guys just know how to write some catchy melodies that get stuck in your head for days.

Do you order from theomegaorder.com? Coke introduced me to that site and I've saved a shit load of money and bought twice as many albums. Thats where I got both of my V:28 albums for under 30$!

BallsToTheWall
May 28th 2008



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not yet. For the most part, i've found everything I've needed from Amazon. If I had a job I would be on theomegaorder right now. Going back to the new album, I think it's even catchier than this. The 8 minute closer, The Comfort In Leaving is fucking epic.

Wizard
May 29th 2008



19210 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Wow, 8 minute epic song eh? I'm really convinced to check the album out now. When does it come out?

And for the record, I would shop theomegaorder because its cheaper than Amazon (for most stuff at least).

Skhrnykhsk
January 18th 2011



48 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"All my pain (through all... my life)
My heart is cold"

Skhrnykhsk
January 18th 2011



48 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"All my pain (through all... my life)
My heart is cold"

rica
October 6th 2011



6 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

again, anyone who understands the brilliance of Velvet Noise and Confusion Bay will attest to the fact that this is the WORST Raunchy album ever made.



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