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Cryme Scene Of The Cryme Painkiller Records 2004 --Zerohour

Track Listing
01. Midnight sun
02. Razor edge
03. Just another tale
04. Blood sweat and tears
05. Sweetest crime
06. Crocodile pit
07. Detoxicated
08. Moskow girls
09. You won't last (any long)
10. Gone but not forgotten
The story of Cryme begins in Belgium in 1992 when guitar player Pat Lemoine leaves Fn Guns after releasing one album and touring with Pink Cream 69; times are not favorable for hard-rock bands, victims of the “Grunge Monster”, and Cryme split in 1996, despite a huge live activity and a record ready to be released. Now, after 9 years, Painkiller Records has finally released “Scene Of The Cryme” and Cryme are ready to get under the spotlights again.

This is a guitar-based melodic hard-rock album with a classic-heavy touch, solid rhythm section, heavy riffs and winning vocals, pretty balanced between hard rock and heavy tracks to testify all the stages the band went through during the years. Recorded for the first time in 1994 and re-mastered now “Scene Of The Cryme” pretty fits nowadays’ market with all the reunions and the reprints of 80’s and 90’s glorious hard-rock spokesmen.

“Midnight Sun” overwhelms with a very high energy mainly poured by the scratching guitars of Pat Lemoine and Philippe Altmann ; the following “Razor Edge” opens in a strong guitar riff and develops into hollow tones while “Just Another Tale” stands out by the excellent work of the bass player Faco Dirix. “Blood Sweat And Tears” has a very catchy chorus which enriches its powerful structure while “Sweetest Cryme” slows down a little bit and moves between velvety and sensual rhythms; drums and scratchy guitars lead “Crocodile Pit”, which has also some Trash traces , and the following “Detoxicated” hosts some really melodic breaks in its solemn atmosphere. High speed again with the powerful “Moskow Girls” and then “You Won’t Last (Any Long)” brings the listener back to the past thanks to its catchy chorus and rocky guitars while “Gone But Not Forgotten” closes up the track-list with its touching lyrics and a moving dialogue between guitars and bass, going through some moments of pure rage.

I really hope this one will be the first of a long series of Cryme releases and I wish the band a glorious future: don’t miss “Scene Of The Cryme”!


--Zerohour 01.20.05
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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