Review from Alternativ-Musik

November 5, 2012
From: Alternativ-Musik
Published: April 9, 2012
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*Google translation of German review

How can you come on band name: Stroszek is not only a film by Werner Herzog, it is also the last film to be seen to have seen Ian Curtis before his suicide. That should at least be a reason for the band name, but you must admit that it matches the music very well. Because the mood of sound Graveyard Bound is continuously morbid, which is not too surprising when you consider that the maker Claudio Alcara has its roots in black metal. By contrast, Stroszek he goes into more acoustic fields, which one is somewhere between Alcest, a somber version of Johnny Cash or Leonard Cohen, and various post-rock elements. 

It may certainly be Stroszek as another post black metal band called, that would be too simple, because Black Metal influences are indeed present, but clearly outweigh other parts. Much more could be described as progressive acoustic rock music that comes along very melancholy. This is particularly noticeable on the track hope I'll never know, which has very tricky passages. Often appear too extravagant guitar solos that could come from the traditional hardware, making classification difficult. 

Sound Graveyard Bound is a very nice affair, if you like acoustic and melancholic music, and after several listens the verdict is very positive. Hard to say, however, whether the album will also act in the long run 

Reviewed by: Tristan Osterfeld 

Review from ThreNodies Webzine

November 5, 2012
From: ThreNodies Webzine
Published: April 8, 2012
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Reading the name of Stroszek, many will think (well, if there are any thoughts) of the movie by the German regisseur Werner Herzog. This clearly has nothing to do with the movie, as this is a blog about metal records. We want to deal with the Italian Stroszek (and not with this Post-Punk band from Scottland) as they just released their latest record Sound Graveyard Bound. 

C., the head behind Stroszek, should be quite known, as he is...

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Review from Help Along the Way Webzine

November 5, 2012
From: Help Along the Way Webzine
Published: April 7, 2012
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Should happen to stumble across the great Nordic Opeth, Swede Katatonia, American Alice In Chains, English Sisters of Mercy - you should make it a point to stumble into Stroszek. 

Guitar-wise you have the tone and impression-making diligence as heard in Pearl Jam's "10", intellectual emotional trains as heard from Temple of The Dog. Equally important in the triumvirate's success are the bass lines that lean into Sisters of Me...

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