SOON - Dead-End Street

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Metal | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Eigenvertrieb | Autor: AS

The Hamburg rock and metal band [SOON] has been around for ten years now. During this time she has played more than 300 concerts all over Germany, Austria and the Netherlands (among others as co-headliner of Oomph!). For the anniversary the quartet presents itself with its fourth longplayer, which was produced by none other than EROC. He has brought out the strengths of the band even better: the always conclusive combination of musical hardness and melodic drunkenness. The latter, however, often tempts the northern lights to exaggerate the accessibility a little ("Stand Out From The Crowd", "Pressure"). This leads to "Everything Has Changed" sounding almost like Fury In The Slaughterhouse. The racy metal track "A Different Way" and the wonderfully ballad-like "Bitter Cold" can beguile fans of more sophisticated rock music. With such a convincing singer as Eric, [SOON] could afford to sell some more original material.

Top Track: Bitter Cold

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