KAKTUS - No Time To Die

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Heavy Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 3/10 | Label: Bellaphon | Autor: ML

Gotthard and Krokus are the showpieces - hard rockers "Made in Switzerland". At least outside Switzerland the name Kaktus was rarely mentioned in this context, although musicians like Chris von Rohr or Thomy Kiefer played a role in their history dating back to 1969. In this respect cactus certainly have cult character for Switzerland. But it's hard to take the band around founding member and drummer Duco Aeschbach seriously because of "No Time To Die". Most of the material sounds like unpolished crocus demo songs that are full of hardrock clichés. Rock The Nation" is a very dark song, where you ask yourself if it's meant as comedy. The ballad "Silly Wonderland" has the charm of a Grand Prix song of the eighties. Fortunately, Kaktus don't sink into the other tracks in these lowlands and prove that they have what it takes, but simply don't have song writing skills. Her straight cover version of Jethro Tull's "Locomotive Breath", on the other hand, is worth all the credit.

Top track: Locomotive Breath

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