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Rock the Rebel/Metal The Devil
August 2008
Released: 2000, Mascot Records
Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

Today’s music industry is packed full of labels for artists. Everything from Nu-Metal to Power Metal to Folk Metal to……..and the list goes on and on. Why is there such a demand for labeling or categorizing music? Why can’t we just have the basics? Do we really need a label to be that specific? VolBeat is one band that throws a bit of a monkey wrench into this whole phenomenon.

The fast pounding drums make you the listener think it is a speed metal band until the guitar kicks in then you get the good old classic metal vibe going on. Vocally is where you the listener may get thrown off slightly. In places Michael sounds a bit similar to Glenn Danzig but more melodic and energetic. On “Radio Girl” you can really hear the old Misfits influence especially in the song structure.

Not the most original release on the shelves but it’s consistent throughout. A solid disc that should please fans of Danzig and The Misfits.
Track Listing

1. The Human Instrument
2. Mr. and Mrs. Ness
3. The Garden’s Tale
4. Devil or the Blue Cat’s Song
5. Sad Man’s Tongue
6. River Queen
7. Radio Girl
8. A Moment Forever
9. Soulweeper #2
10. You or Them
11. Boa


Michael Poulsen – lead vocals, guitar
Anders Kjolholm – bass
Jan Larsen – drums
Franz Hellboss – guitar



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