Review by JD on March 23, 2014.
Finland is known for some very intense metal and some of the most polarizing death metal on the planet but punk/thrash with gore lyrics and a dose of older metal for good measures? Sounds very interesting to the ears of this Canadian Headbanger… Hummm… let’s see what is what.
You cannot say this too much: this is fun music, right off the bat but by the same token, that is all what I get. It is blatant in it’s over the top gore and straight forward music, not to mention the strength it is delivered with. This is truly a band that does it for the pure love of it all - and yet I am left with wanting a bit more out of this Finns that what they have given us.
Songs like unusually named "Undead Nazi Bastard" and the sick "Skullfuckers" are amusing and supposed to be very shocking with a fun factor level of 10, and yet I still feel empty even as I listen to those tracks. I do love any band that does things with a tongue-in-cheek attitude and have an undeniably irreverent style like these Finns do – but in the end, Scarecrow leaves me wanting more humour and less of a half-hearted and cartoonish.
It’s hard to give a good review, especially if I find the band I am reviewing doing things that are to their own ways and yet not hitting the mark. I think I will give the review the rating I am thinking of, but yet giving my honest opinions to back it all up. Perhaps they are better live, but on CD it my not be worth what you pay for in the end.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 4.8 out of 10