PIK - THE HERITAGE OF PAST GODS - MIGHTY
There is nothing worse than a bunch of Polish guys living in Germany and signed to a Danish label. OK, that might not be serious, but this album is nowhere near as good as the biography claims it to be. First and foremost, the Mighty men might be old acquaintances, but with a slogan like "we'll still be metal when you have short hair, an ugly wife and work 9 to 5" one would expect something slightly more metallic than this from the label. It is still early days for the label and this already is barely metal. Pik's members' girlfriends probably become easier to handle when listening to the keyboard passages, but vocalist Heinrich Beck's impression of a drunkard Messiah Marcolin behind the microphone results in an uneven overall impression. When it comes to atmospheric doom bands like this, the line between cheap imitation and misguided intention is as thin as Daniela Pestova's waist and PIK (which actually stands for Polish Interested in Denmark) certainly demonstrate how easy it is to jump the fence either way. - Ali "The Metallian"