HistoryThe Denmark-based so-called groove thrash metal band was initially Delhi Download between 1995 and 1997. The band lost a guitarist and a bassist by the time it launched albums. Drug[s] was a subsidiary of Mighty Blood On Canvas was a 2004 demo. The Road Ends was a 2012 demo.
The band’s monicker was stolen from an episode of Seinfeld.
JERKSTORE - THE GREAT TIME ROBBERY - ART GATES RECORDS
Pile Of Excuses opening an album from a band called Jerkstore. Questionable, surely. The band play hard rock, a bluesy one at that, even though various sources on the ever truthful internet attribute thrash and groove metal to these Danes. It could be that this is a sudden or recent style change. If that is the case the change is not small. This will appeal to many traditionalists, but it is not exactly an original version of any style. Hall Of Mirrors is very commercial sounding hard rock for example. The Uphill Climb starts with a pure jazz intro. It seems a very unnecessary start for a good but unspectacular rock song. When Keld Rud sings 'You play a dirty game' in Dirty Game the lack of originality shines through. The quartet is capable musicians but The Great Time Robbery somehow doesn't fit too well in this era. Blindness is a ballad of sorts. I'll Never Smile Again is structured like a 90s grunge song. The Search Will Never End is again very commercial sounding. It departs from hard rock more than any other song on The Great Time Robbery. Mountains Can Be Moved sounds refreshing relative to the song before it. When in full swing it features a catchy riff. In The Blood is again refreshing with a heavier and fuller riff. Its lyrics are suitable for a biology class as it recounts the number of red blood cells, neurons, skin cells and more. The label would be well advised to send this song to high schools around the world! Burn My Letters is catchy and sometimes enjoyable. While We Wait For Light has an extended acoustic start and ends in a low-key way. – Anna Tergel