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PANZERBALLETT

Panzerballett

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.85 | 19 ratings

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FruMp
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4 stars Very funky metal infused jazz fusion.

PANZERBALLET have produced probably one of the best fusion albums I've heard as it features a lot more diversity, experimentation and structure than a lot of the fusion I have encountered. Many of the songs venture into fairly metallic territory but this is mainly just distorted crunchy guitars and riffs (with the odd bitchin' metal solo), it's usually contrasted by the wailing sax, groovy bass and syncopated drums and it didn't actually take notice of it at first until it was mentioned to me and I realized it was definitely there. The atonal sections are mostly played out with clean jazzy instrumentation feels as opposed to metallic ones.

The album is very solid and it never really wanes throughout but there are some definite highlight tracks, Opener 'Zehrfunk' gets things off to a strong start it's a very fast paced and groovy number with some great jazzy moments and some atonal breakdowns and overall funky groove. 'Iron Maiden Voyage' is another great track, quite metallic with a great main motif and harmonised guitar riff and a wailing sax solo to break it up before a shredding fusion solo to end. 'Zickenterror' ends the album on a high, a very frenetic and technical song with a ring modulated freakout solo in the middle.

PANZERBALLET is a very worthwhile album to fans of fusion who don't mind the touch of metal, it's very groovy and upbeat and holds your attention for great lengths of time.

FruMp | 4/5 |

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