BODYGUERRA - Freddy... Nothing As It Seems

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Dott Music | Autor: WS

Do you know the British doctor, Dr Harold 'Freddy' Shipman? If not, lucky. After all, Shipman (1946-2004) has a very special kind of success account to show for himself, as he is considered the worst serial killer of all time with at least 459 murders. This earned him the nickname "Dr. Death." And the "honour" to be the theme of the new album of the German classic rockers Bodyguerra, who present their biggest litter so far with this work. In the opener "Dr. Death" children sing à la "Who is afraid of the black man?": "Freddy, Freddy... anybody loves you! Freddy, Freddy... nobody likes your style!" Subsequently, the four musicians trace the death traces of the mad physician in the rough rock sound. Violent galloping songs like "Castle In The Dark" can also be connected to Metal. Only at the end (string-scripted: "Coming Home"), after the sociopath has committed his last murder in Wakefield prison, the murder of himself, are we capable of something like empathy and compassion. In its best moments, the dynamic work, which relies entirely on guitars, vocals and rhythm, is reminiscent of rock operas like "Tommy".

Top track: Castle In The Dark

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