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Metalhead in Munich: Grand Massive - Heavy Rock

Grand Massive - Heavy Rock

Servus!

With time and discoveries, a Metalhead usually goes heavier with his music. Always louder, faster. Many of us started with Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Slayer, to end up listening to more extreme genres. I am among these people, and I really enjoy my lovely Death Metal. But sometimes, it is also nice, and necessary I think, to remember where we are from, and to go back to our origins. The roots of Metal. Rock and Heavy Metal. Some today's bands belong to this stream, and bring back a similar sound, with their own style of course. This is how I consider Grand Massive. This is how I feel them. Lighter than what I usually listen to, but a band inspired by the foundations of Metal and by something very close to my Black Heart, Rock.

I put their eponym CD, released in 2009 in my Laptop, and the first song The Parade started. The very first thing that came up into my mind when I heard the first notes was the album Core from Stone Temple Pilot. I listen the whole album, five songs in total, many times in a row. The influences I've heard? Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains, Down, Soundgarden, Deftones, and Stone Temple Pilot, as I said. A mix of early Metal and 90's Rock. Depending of your own musical History, you'll probably list other names. For me, these are the one that have immediately popped up. That's why the label Heavy Rock suits them pretty well.

What do I like on this particular album? Everything would be a too easy answer, right? I enjoy the massive opener of The Parade. The fat riffs of Monster. The atmospheric feel of Lugn. The entire In Me, which is gonna give you the urge to shake your head. The slow, deep, almost sensuous rhythm of Skane. I am impressed by the quality of all these songs. By how the five of them are awesome, without any exceptions.


And then, there is their second release Going Into Red in 2013, with the new singer. Two songs. Two freaking awesome songs. I don't know if the new singer has brought something different, or if this is the natural evolution of the band, but I find their songs a bit heavier, a bit grungier. They hasvestayed true to themselves, to the sound of their eponym album, I still hear something heavier. The solo ending Sleepwalker might be a reason why I'm saying that. As far as the second song it concerns, I must admit that Going Into Red has played on repeat for days on my MP3. There is something about the riffs, the tempo, that hooked me. Both are very catchy, but my heart has fallen for the second one.


Their name fits with their music, their massive riffs, dynamic sound and terrific melodies are gonna convince you. The vocals on both albums are amazing, they totally fit with the sound and the feel of it. These guys have a lot of potential, and I would not be surprised if they would go further with their musical career.

Munich Unsigned has released a great video about them and their history. Check it out, and be updated with their music and gigs by following them on Facebook.





Great Band, Great Music, on CD as well as live. Grand Massive definitely deserves your attention and support.

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Metalhead in Munich: Grand Massive - Heavy Rock

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Grand Massive - Heavy Rock

Servus!

With time and discoveries, a Metalhead usually goes heavier with his music. Always louder, faster. Many of us started with Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Slayer, to end up listening to more extreme genres. I am among these people, and I really enjoy my lovely Death Metal. But sometimes, it is also nice, and necessary I think, to remember where we are from, and to go back to our origins. The roots of Metal. Rock and Heavy Metal. Some today's bands belong to this stream, and bring back a similar sound, with their own style of course. This is how I consider Grand Massive. This is how I feel them. Lighter than what I usually listen to, but a band inspired by the foundations of Metal and by something very close to my Black Heart, Rock.

I put their eponym CD, released in 2009 in my Laptop, and the first song The Parade started. The very first thing that came up into my mind when I heard the first notes was the album Core from Stone Temple Pilot. I listen the whole album, five songs in total, many times in a row. The influences I've heard? Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains, Down, Soundgarden, Deftones, and Stone Temple Pilot, as I said. A mix of early Metal and 90's Rock. Depending of your own musical History, you'll probably list other names. For me, these are the one that have immediately popped up. That's why the label Heavy Rock suits them pretty well.

What do I like on this particular album? Everything would be a too easy answer, right? I enjoy the massive opener of The Parade. The fat riffs of Monster. The atmospheric feel of Lugn. The entire In Me, which is gonna give you the urge to shake your head. The slow, deep, almost sensuous rhythm of Skane. I am impressed by the quality of all these songs. By how the five of them are awesome, without any exceptions.


And then, there is their second release Going Into Red in 2013, with the new singer. Two songs. Two freaking awesome songs. I don't know if the new singer has brought something different, or if this is the natural evolution of the band, but I find their songs a bit heavier, a bit grungier. They hasvestayed true to themselves, to the sound of their eponym album, I still hear something heavier. The solo ending Sleepwalker might be a reason why I'm saying that. As far as the second song it concerns, I must admit that Going Into Red has played on repeat for days on my MP3. There is something about the riffs, the tempo, that hooked me. Both are very catchy, but my heart has fallen for the second one.


Their name fits with their music, their massive riffs, dynamic sound and terrific melodies are gonna convince you. The vocals on both albums are amazing, they totally fit with the sound and the feel of it. These guys have a lot of potential, and I would not be surprised if they would go further with their musical career.

Munich Unsigned has released a great video about them and their history. Check it out, and be updated with their music and gigs by following them on Facebook.





Great Band, Great Music, on CD as well as live. Grand Massive definitely deserves your attention and support.

\m/

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