NAZARETH - Rock'n'Roll Telephone

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Salvo | Autor: ML

By Nazareth standards almost too funky, "Rock'n'Roll Telephone" begins with "Boom Bang Bang". Only with the heavy rocker "One Set Of Bones" and the semi-acoustic rock'n'roll "Back 2B4" and the ballad-like "Winter Sunlight" the well-known Nazareth feeling of wellbeing is coming along, which they have been spreading constantly since "Boogaloo" (1998) at the latest. In contrast to the three previous albums, her new work is not quite as heavy and straight. It seems as if Dan McCafferty wanted to celebrate the whole palette of Nazareth once again on his farewell album with the band. Whether this really would have been necessary remains to be seen, because just since guitarist Jimmy Murrison and drummer Lee Agnew have been in the band, they have been able to set quite charming and new accents with differentiated heavy rock, which is based on their mid-seventies sound. In any case, the title track belongs to this variety. Heavy pounding and refined by McCafferty's rasper voice, it is definitely the highlight of the album. Another one is "Punch A Hole In The Sky", which could well come from "Loud 'n' Proud".

Top track: Rock'n'Roll Telephone

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