Brutal, thrashy Russian death metal...
Originating from Moscow, Russia, Pokerface were formed in 2013. Following line-up changes the band overcame the obstacles of establishing themselves in the female fronted metal scene and are now releasing their third studio album Game On this month. With a unique style reminiscent of bands like Arch Enemy and Kreator the band has shared the stage with the likes of Slayer, Testament and Sodom amongst many others. Their music is characterised by heavy riffs and a combination of clean and brutal vocals.
Game On is not your ordinary album; It consists of 10 tracks in line with the core theme of ‘chance’. The album provides an insight into how we deal with opportunities and how we face our inner fears. It is inspired by the concept of self development and that the easiest choice is not always the right choice.
The hero of the album does not ‘break’ in light of social pressure and chooses the high road , the path less taken. Now trapped in a whirlpool of greed, fear and betrayal his problems surface as monsters which pursue him into the depths of his subconscious. He plays with fire and the demons inside him lead him to the loss of everything he has earned throughout his life. Trapped in a labyrinth with no beginning and no exit the realisation that our very own person is the route to salvation does not come as a surprise. The album communicates to the listener that until we remember who we really are our demons will haunt us until we take control of our own destiny and live as autonomous individuals.
The Bone Reaper
The Fatal Scythe
Play Or Die
Cry. Pray. Die.
Bow! Run! Scream!
Alexandra “LadyOwl” Orlova / Vocal
Alina “Xen Ritter” Kuzmina / Guitar
Oles “Doctor” Pisarenko / Drums
Dmitry “Ded Moroz” Morozov / Bass