ZODIAC - Sonic Child

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Napalm | Autor: ML

The new Zodiac album will require a rethink for a good three minutes. The intro "Who I Am" is very spherical. The Münster troupe is completely at home again at the following "Swinging On The Run". But at the latest from the middle of the song they let themselves be driven pleasantly and psychedelically. These two tracks give the motto for the first half of the third Zodiac album, because in contrast to their more focused and pointed predecessor "A Hiding Place", the Westphalians are again more diversified on "Sonic Child" in the sense of their debut. The psychedelic aspect is considered a little bit more, but at least in the first half of the album the blues rock focus, which hasn't to be despised so far, takes a back seat and comes to bloom again from "A Penny And A Dead Horse". On the other hand "Holding On" sounds like a demo for one of the Paul-Di'Anno-/Iron Maiden albums. The fact that in the following song "Sad Song" there are again slight Southern Rock echoes makes "Sonic Child" as likeable as it is unpredictable.

Top track: Who I Am

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