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CD review RAUBTIER "Bestia borealis"

Veröffentlicht am 5. Dezember 2014 von Markus W. in Raubtier, Rammstein, Sabaton, Heavy Metal, Industrial, Modern Metal, CD Review, News, Power Metal

(4/10) Raubtier is not from Germany. Eventhough the name might give you this impression we are talking about a band from Sweden. They started in 2007 and scored some success in their home country.

Now the band want to conquer also Europe with their sound. The first step in this journey is the release of "Bestia borealis". The album can be seen as a 'Best of...' and contains songs from the band, covering all phases.

If they will have the same success as they did have in Sweden is something that time will tell. Their music is a mix of power metal combined with some industrial samples and a lot of pathos. The song reflect a certain mix of Sabaton, where the band has a very good relation with, and German Rammstein. "Dobermann" is one song that shows those parallels with the famous German band - like e.g. the whistling part. But also the verse from "Kampfhund" reflects where the inspiration partly comes from.

This brings me to another point. Raubtier has quite some songs with German titles. The question is 'why'. Furthermore they are singing in Swedish what is basically nothing wrong. But since their songs are catchy and have an enormous sing-a-long potential it is a pity that not many fans can join the choir due to language reasons.

I have to say that I don't like the military context of the songs combined with those catchy melodies. This just doesn't go together.

And another downer for me was that the album started to get a bit annoying over time. The songs have a certain diversity like "Polarvagen" that has a bigger part with only rough vocals and keyboard samples, but it is the general pathetic interpretation of the tunes that doesn't really work for me.

And the cover is for sure a mtter of taste. It fits to the music and the image of the band  - no doubt.

Due to the catchiness of their sound Raubtier might manage to build a bigger fan base also outside of Sweden. I personally still prefer Sabaton and Rammstein if I want to listen to this kind of music.

 

(4/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Det finns bara krig
  2. Dobermann
  3. Kampfhund
  4. Verldherravelde
  5. Polarvargen
  6. Lebensgefahr
  7. Sveriges eilt
  8. Vittring
  9. Lat naplamen regna
  10. Skjut, grev, tig
  11. Quaqortoq
  12. Panzarmarsch

 

Label: Despotz Records

Genre: Power Metal

 

CD review RAUBTIER "Bestia borealis"