I donít quite know how this band ROUGH SILK has managed to escape my attention
since 1989 till now... but they have and thatís kind of sad because I actually really dig what they
have to offer here.
ĎA New Beginningí is their 20th anniversary album and the very first time I took a listen to
the 13 tracks there are to be found I felt that the songs was too predictable and I felt I had
heard every riff and every chorus before. But of course I gave this release a new chance...
and another and suddenly something happened; Suddenly I enjoyed the 13 songs. Suddenly
I enjoyed the riffs and the choruses that very well could have been written by ACCEPT or U.D.O.
Suddenly I enjoyed the vocals from Ferdy Doernberg who shifts between clean vocals and rough
vocals that actually reminds me very much of UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER himself.
Well... the bottom-line is that if youíre looking for a groundbreaking release, then look somewhere else. However if youíre looking for a catchy melodic metal release suitable for your next metal-party with all your friends... look no further.
All ROUGH SILK albums will be re-released with bonus-tracks this summer... so maybe itís time to collect some ROUGH SILK?
Good buy :)