one! I’m really not that old but I sure do remember when ”The Final
Countdown” razed the airwaves of the 80s…One of my favorite tracks
back then as a child and…Well, it’s still one of my faves, cheesy or
laughed, cried, screamed, cheered and partied together with Europe’s
albums since I don’t know when…Truly ”top-of-the-tops” between
they announced their comeback with ”Start From the Dark” I was
prepared to be rocked thoroughly again…I instantly bought tickets to
see them at Sweden Rock Festival, even before I’d heard the album….This
band just couldn’t fail me!! Well,
sadly they did!
To make a long story
short, I really never learned to see the qualities of their new style…
And that leads me to this, their new release called ”Secret Society”.
I don’t really wanna
sound too harsh, but this is NOT Europe!!
Immediately my inner
ear went in the direction of modern D:A:D material when I put on this
What the F**k???
Well, good production
and well-played material all the way, no doubt! But where’s that
immaculate Europe sound?? Where’s the sing-along chorus? The very
trademark of Europe?
tuned their guitars down, added voice distortion and gone for that
wannebe-famous-on-MTV-in-2006-sound….It sounds reminiscent of what BON
JOVI, just to name one, could put out here in 2006…A poor attempt to
captivate their old fans….
I said, this is not a bad album…Not at all, but it just ain’t Europe
you dig their heyday material avoid this album…It’s sad but also
very, very true….
boys have played their last chords here on my stereo….