The melodic glam (hard) rockers THE POODLES are back with another album in the same
vein as ‘Metal Will Stand Tall’ (2006) and ‘Sweet Trade’ (2007).
THE POODLES haven’t changed a bit... and that’s what bothers me here on ‘Clash of the Elements’... They are still all about melodic glam rock with catchy guitar riffs and huge and catchy choruses... well... at least to a certain point on some of the songs.
The first 5 songs are very entertaining and very catchy and I’m ready to throw a party right fucking now... but then something happens. The next 5 tracks are so predictable that I was ready to throw it in the bin. The guitar riffs and choruses lack that catchiness that should be so ever present in this kind of music.
THE POODLES is back on track again with “Don’t Rescue Me” that once again contain a simple, yet catchy riff that managed to keep my interest alive. But that’s it. The last 3 tracks did sadly absolutely nothing for me.
Fans of the band can buy this album blindfolded... but the rest of you should give it a listen before you decide if you wanna spend your hard-earned money on ‘Clash of the Elements’.
Not bad... but not splendid either.