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Prklz — Deuce
(Music Is Intelligence WMMS 061, 1995, CD)

by Mike Grimes, Published 1996-08-01

Deuce Cover art

A unique blend of many different influences, Prklz mixes their music up with lots of drastically different styles, often within the context of one song. Perhaps due primarily to their guitar / bass / drums trio lineup, Prklz has at least an occasional sonic resemblance to Rush – especially on parts like the beginning of "Can't Get Rid of the Rat." A style characteristic of Metallica, Slayer, or Sepultura is equally evident on "Deuce," complete with heavy, big, chunka-chunka rhythm guitar riffs. Speed metal is about the only way to describe these sections. Still other sections, such as the opening of "The Promise - Chapter II," sound like King Crimson. And yes, of course they use an accordion. The vocals sound like some mutated version of Mark Knopfler, and most of the lyrics sound quite dreary – even some of the funnier ones. "The Old Vampire" has a some nice acoustic guitar work, and the drums are pretty interesting throughout. If variety in the music is what you’re looking for, Prklz could be the answer. Sections of songs change so much, fans with pacemakers beware...


Filed under: New releases, Issue 10, 1995 releases

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