band Krokus was formed back in 1974 but it wasn’t until the year 1982
and the album
“One Vice at a Time” that I had my first encounter with them. Tracks
like “Long Stick goes Boom”, “Down the Drain” and especially
“Playin’ the Outlaw” took me by surprise
and from that point I called myself a fan of Krokus.
claims that Krokus is nothing more than an AC/DC clone but to me Krokus
much more. On the album “Headhunter” (1983) Krokus are more Metal
“The Blitz” (1984) Krokus goes “Pop-Metal” and “Change of Address”
from 1986 is without
discussion their most melodic album to this date while “Rock the Block”
very, very close to the sound and style of AC/DC.
now back to their brand new release “Hellraiser”. This album sums
everything up what
Krokus stands for. 14 tracks of with everything from Melodic Rock, AC/DC-like
to Metal. I do think that there’s something for every Krokus-fan here
on this album.
My favourite tracks could very well be; Album opener and title-track “Hellraiser”,
Risk no Gain” and the two up-tempo tracks, “Spirit of the Night”
and album-closer, “Rocks
fans doesn’t go wrong here, so check “Hellraiser” out when it hit
the stores in a few
tracks: See above.