woensdag 23 februari 2011

Greyline – Behind The Masquerade

Greyline – Behind The Masquerade
Black Death Records – 2010
Waardering: ****

The Dutch foursome Greyline has been making name for themselves for about ten years now. Founded in 2001 they released a first EP two years later and followed that up with the full-sized album Red Carpet Avenue the next year. Five years after said debut the guys dived into the studio to record a follow-up. Behind The Masquerade is that successor; very different of its predecessor and produced by Philip Cope known from his work on the Red album of Baroness and of course as singer/guitarplayer of Kylesa. Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) pushed a few buttons to do the mastering after that and the result is pretty damn good. For sale on beautiful vinyl and available as a free download Greyline navigates nicely between all the different waves of metal and sludge. Their old hardcore roots only shine through now and again. On all other fronts it’s roughness as a king and with exceptional artistic finds and always incredibly versatile. Yet another reason to go out and buy new record-needles!

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