Sunday, 25 April 2010

Panzerballett - Panzerballett 2006

Genre: Jazz / Metal / Fusion / Progressive
Format: flac + cue + log
Released: 2006
Label: Bad Land Records

The interestingly-named Panzerballett are a German quartet operating very much in instrumental prog-fusion territory. The band describe their sound as ‘an innovative fusion of jazz, funk and metal’. I must admit that often I find that when a band describe themselves as ‘innovative’ its either not at all the case or ‘innovative’ only in the way that they’ve produced something so completely unlistenable that no-one else would want to make anything with a similar sound! Neither however is the case with Panzerballett – whilst the main influences on this debut album can be fairly easily deduced, they have succeeded in blending them together to produce a sound that is both original and challenging, whilst the record remains coherent and listenable throughout its length.....

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