On the wackier side of things we have Balatonizer.
Somewhere between death metal (for some of the riffs), grind (
for the overall style, short songs and long tracklist) and
technometal (for it's use of samples and electronic sounding intros),
this 3 piece manages to do something rare, it manages to use a
drum machine well. I mean, don't get me wrong, you know it's a
drum machine, but it's obvious the band knows enough about real
drumming to program something that at least follows that conventions
of what a real drummer would do, instead of just hitting the "doublekick
64 notes all the time" button.
The riffs are pretty good as well, with just the right mix of slow stuff,
fast stuff, and chunky stuff to make them real songs instead of just random
riffs. The guitar sound is really big and ballsy, obviously plenty of overdubs.
Vocals are low Broken Hope style. I guess if I had to explain the band's
overall feel, imagine Blood Duster's "Yeest" album mixed with early Broken Hope
with a drum machine.
The album comes with a short comic strip about the band's wacky adventures
(one wearing a decepticon t-shirt no less!), which shows they aren't
taking things too seriously, and that's fine, the music is solid,
the album is good clean fun and I can certainly recommend it if you happen to come across your path.