Krug – Review

Krug

(From the Crypt)
by Joe Hacking

If the name’s not cool enough for you, the music is. These Canadians bash out their pissed off barrage in the tradition of field artillery and napalm. Each song is a carefully executed romp through progressive Heavy Metalland at breakneck speed. Control of tempo and mood are calibrated for optimum crunch overdrive. Krug (From the Crypt) gallop along like a Budweiser clydesdale one minute, then swagger along like a booze-angry biker the next. Sometimes sounding like Mötley Crüe with more low-end punch (“Brainwash”), sometimes a little like Megadeth (“Cold”), Krug delivers the goods. For the most part, these guys have created a monster sound of their own, as recognizable as any of the metal gods. Kid (drums), Omaha (bass), Pize (backing vocals, lead guitar), and Halfhead (lead vocals, backing guitar) have developed a musical relationship that enables them to turn musical corners like a ZL-1 Corvette. Halfhead’s voice sounds like a hybrid between James Hetfield, Vince Neil, and a little Dave Mustaine. Omaha’s bass sound is one of the most distinctive and meanest out there. Progressive metal with cast iron balls!

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