Appollonia – Dull Parade

self-release, autumn 2015 , total running time: 40:33

Appollonia hailing from Bordeaux/Biarritz, France, have been around since 2006, and this Dull Parade seems to be their 4th self-released full length album so far. And it is not dull at all. Although their sound immediately catches your attention, I find it somehow difficult to describe. Still I try – the focus lies in the sound worlds of grunge and stoner rock, with a touch of sludge, but there are also hardcore elements (shouting vocals backing up the clean singing), pretty Prog-y to experimental outbursts and of course a good dose of classical Heavy Metal. Some of those 9 songs are indeed little masterpieces, for example Everest, others I find a bit “dragging along”, like “To Study Lips”. Yet the overall impression is more than positive. In their bio they mention the strength of the band as “the ability to combine the heaviness of metal and the emotions of real life.” Nothing more to add…

1 – On A Bed Of Sulfur (3’23)

2 – Strange Blooms (3’53)

3 – Lights Out / Knives Out (4’32)

4 – Ammunitions Please (4’11)

5 – Everest (5’19)

6 – Elizaberri (4’23)

7 – To Study Lips (5’20)

8 – Anelace (3’35)

9 – Welsh Rarebit (5’54)

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Klaudia Weber

reckless and merciless dictator, so KNEEL! In other words, editor-in-chief, translator, website and ad admin, "Jane of all trades" - - - addicted to books (everything between Lord Of The Rings & quantum physics) and music, mainly Metal made in Finland. Furthermore, there's painting, drawing, movies, theater... so you can expect some variety on this website too. MA Master of Arts, English and American studies & Media communication = completed two full studies parallel within 5 years; very proud of my achievement - a bit later in life thanks to a scholarship - as a working class girl in a highlyconservative-romancatholic nation...

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