Release DetailsLABEL Deadsun Records
RELEASED ON 6/1/2003
posted on 4/2004 By:
Dennis DeYoung and Geoff Tate's fucking love child strikes again. And again I am going to fail to recommend a power metal record because of him. Not that the rest of the band would be kicking any kind of ass without him. It never fucking ends, I guess. Old music, old singing style, old sensibilities old old old. Well fuck 'em. And their fans.
This CD starts out with a Gallop, then plays Accept songs with the kind of flair and panache you would expect from people who can't think creatively. I can - and have taken out my collection of 80's records and created a band out of what I found. But I did it in the 80's, at least. No one liked us. And we were better than Rain. Nostalgia is an evil beast - far more so than any described in any of the songs these assholes are ripping off. It leads people to try too hard to recapture what wasn't worth holding on to in the first place instead of forging something they can call their own.
The musicianship is pretty good, but nothing incredible. The singer hits all the notes, for whatever that's worth. The guitarists ape Accept about as well as anyone would need to. Bassist? Does anyone even care? Drumming is fine, steady, occasionally interesting, but mainly just dated.
The production is a tad squelchy, but that's LOUD METAL RULES \m/ for you. It does enhance the sound, and helps give the band a little oomph, but I don't care.
Bottom Line: Want a better version of this record? Much Better? Find Restless and Wild. Balls to the Wall. Metal Heart. Don't buy this CD. Buy the real or fuck off. Millennium Metal? Wrong motherfucking millennium, bitches.
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