Scene Of The Cryme
1/19/2005 - Review by: Zerohour
Cryme Scene Of The Cryme Painkiller Records 2004 --Zerohour
This is a guitar-based melodic hard-rock album with a classic-heavy touch, solid rhythm section, heavy riffs and winning vocals, pretty balanced between hard rock and heavy tracks to testify all the stages the band went through during the years. Recorded for the first time in 1994 and re-mastered now “Scene Of The Cryme” pretty fits nowadays’ market with all the reunions and the reprints of 80’s and 90’s glorious hard-rock spokesmen.
“Midnight Sun” overwhelms with a very high energy mainly poured by the scratching guitars of Pat Lemoine and Philippe Altmann ; the following “Razor Edge” opens in a strong guitar riff and develops into hollow tones while “Just Another Tale” stands out by the excellent work of the bass player Faco Dirix. “Blood Sweat And Tears” has a very catchy chorus which enriches its powerful structure while “Sweetest Cryme” slows down a little bit and moves between velvety and sensual rhythms; drums and scratchy guitars lead “Crocodile Pit”, which has also some Trash traces , and the following “Detoxicated” hosts some really melodic breaks in its solemn atmosphere. High speed again with the powerful “Moskow Girls” and then “You Won’t Last (Any Long)” brings the listener back to the past thanks to its catchy chorus and rocky guitars while “Gone But Not Forgotten” closes up the track-list with its touching lyrics and a moving dialogue between guitars and bass, going through some moments of pure rage.
I really hope this one will be the first of a long series of Cryme releases and I wish the band a glorious future: don’t miss “Scene Of The Cryme”!
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