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Confused mess or genius?,
This review is from: Beyond Hell / Above Heaven (Audio CD)
I bought this after reading that this band are like a cross between Metallica and Maiden, wanting something new but old school sounding i thought i would give it a try.
First song... "Why is this dude doing an Elvis impression?"... then it got going, OK yeah I can dig, I can hear the maiden /metallica cross over here
Song two... "is my iPod on shuffle? Who is this White Snake? Aerosmith?"
Song three... "Must be on shuffle again, Slayer this time..."
This goes on throughout the whole ablum. The music is fusing metal to many differnt genres. The band visits thrash, hair metal, college rock, 50's rock and roll, country and western, British Indie even raises its ugly head, then back to Death Metal.
I am not sure what the popint of this record is. But it kind of works, it's like a play list on a single record. It's fun, I like listening to it the Heaven nor Hell especially makes me feel upbeat! However, A New Day is unforgivable. I hate Brit Pop/Indie, there is no place for a cross over into metal, ever!
3 stars. It's good, but you cant describe it as a Maiden Metallica crossover, unless you are completely unfamiliar with the Metal genre!
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Initial post: 6 Nov 2012 02:21:49 GMT
A. Booth says:
You admit yourself that it's fun. Don't overthink it, mate. God knows Metal needs to evolve. I mean is anyone really looking forward to the 'new' Sabbath album? Volbeat try mixing it up a little and they are excellent live.
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