The German band RAW play a peculiar blend of grindcore and thrash metal add some rock n' roll and punk. The music is quite versatile and I guess that's not so odd with all the different inspirations that the band has. The drums however has a tendency to be a little too same-sounding at times, I'm not entirely sure but some of it could be because they are placed high in the mix and thereby take a lot of the attention.
Many of the riffs are not exactly the most exciting either, but the band is to a degree able to compensate for this thanks to the solos and regular shifts in gear. This prevents largely the music from getting boring. However I miss a little more throttle and a more in-your-face attitude now and then to boost the energy level a bit.
Philipp Lehmann's vocals are fairly varied and fit well with the music. The sound has a rock 'n roll kind of touch to it. It's not that compact and that way the music sometimes doesn't appear all that tight. The bass gets a lot of room in the soundscape, but it's on expense of the guitars which tends to be a bit anonymous now and then.
With The Beastard it's apparent that RAW have a lot of ideas and most of it work well, but I have my doubt that the music is interesting enough to carry a full-length release - as it is now the vitality and energy for that is too small.