Friday, 2 March 2012

Sweden 2012 - Dead By April - Mystery

I have a dilemma with this song. In my normal daily punk rock life, this is a pretty ludicrous little chunk of pop metal. Sung by possibly the cleanest looking lead singer ever to sport a tattoo, it's nothing much more than a slightly turbocharged schlager with some bloke shouting every 40 seconds.

But in a Melodifestivalen context this is pretty amusing. The fanboys glued to the front five rows will be horrified by the song's noisier chunks, and the marginal stabs at metal conventions, like the chains and flames, will confuse and bemuse the voting nans at home.

It's lemon squash weak in metal terms, but somehow in a Eurovision environment it works near perfectly. Damn its eyes!

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