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Extreme bring it home!,
This review is from: Saudades De Rock (Audio CD)Reading the other reviews of this album shows that not all reviewers are aware of the band's history. Anyone who writes off 'Waiting for the Punchline' or cannot to relate to solo albums like 'Schizoponic' doesn't understand how music develops and grows. PLEASE don't mention Queen! Any musician is influenced by others and there are many influences.
You have to think back to how 'Pornograffitti' sounded the first time? To me this new album is just as good and is growing with every listen and you know that when you see and hear them live it's going to be even better! Nothing will ever top the total feel of 'III Sides' - but then how many bands can say they have produced a true masterpiece?
This album has a natural progression from the genius of III Sides to the frustration of Waiting for the Punchline (that seemed to speak volumes about pushy record companies wanting a 'Commercial Sound').
Extreme have delivered their own special mix, which is truly eclectic with the 'Yee Ha' to the 'Heavy Funk Metal' to the 'Heart Breaker' ('Last Hour'). Like all great musicians it can't be labelled because they can excel at all classifications of music.