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B.I.S.S - 2003 Joker In The Deck

Doc Heyne - guitars
Michael Bormann - lead vocals
Barend Courbois - bass
Jos Zoomer - drums

You'll find a review for BISS's first album also featured on G-DAZE. I really liked the album which was chock full of good, heavy melodic metal tracks. Former Victory vocalist Fernando Garcia handled the lead vocals and after a fairly long absence from the scene proved he was still in fine voice. To be honest I wasn't sure if we'd hear anything further from the band, but in 2003 we have their second album 'Joker In The Deck'. Since the first album it appears that relations between Doc Heyne and Fernando Garcia have become strained, resulting in the appearance of the talented Michael Bormann as lead vocalist. An interesting replacement for the throaty vocals of Garcia.

The Songs
'Joker In The Deck' doesn't begin as solidly as its predecessor. 'Dog Fighter' is a brooding track with Michael Bormann trading vocals with guest vocalist Paul Sabu. Both try to sing menacingly. It doesn't work and unfortunately the albums beginning is less than impressive. Faith is thankfully restored immediately on 'Rebel Without A Cause'. An excellent riff and Bormann singing in the style we're more accustomed too. Though driven by a very crunchy and heavy riff, 'C-Y-A' is punctuated by a very slick chorus akin to Bormann's main band Jaded Heart. Now we're talking. A lovely flowing lead break opens 'Primal Scream' and then it's back into forceful melodic hard rock. Bormann is perhaps at his best when singing ballads and 'Flying High' is no different. The song itself is not stunning, just a good ballad. Michael's vocals give it a bit of an extra edge. The title track is the one most reminiscent of the first album with a heavy repetitive riff. 'Dead Pan' sounds alot like early Pink Cream 69 and rocks hard. Cool chorus. If you haven't got your balls to the wall yet then you will have after hearing 'The Flood'. An Accept sounding riff that will kick ass live. Doc Heyne's tapping technique gets a work out on 'As Known As'. A quirky song with a fairly catchy chorus. BISS finish things off in fine style with the excellent rocker 'Trust'. Great neo classical style solo.

In Summary
There is a distinct difference in the songwriting from the first album to 'Joker In the Deck'. The new album is much more melodic which fits in well with Bormann's vocals. I'm not sure if the music was written with Michael in mind but the final result is very cool. Hopefully for Doc he can keep this line up together for a while so that BISS can do some live gigs. I'm confident they would be a top notch live act. An added bonus is a Quicktime movie of the band during the recording of the album.

Track Time: 49.03

Track Listing:
01 Dog Fighter (with Paul Sabu)
02 Rebel Without A Cause
03 C-Y-A
04 Primal Scream
05 Flying High
06 Joker In The Deck
07 Deadpan
08 The Flood
09 As Known As
10 Trust

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