August 23rd 2010|| |
To even mention Alice In Chains, Audioslave
and Metallica in the promo material accompanying this CD is to me a completely
unnecessary thing to do. I'd say, it's bordering on sacriledge to attempt to
compare this young British with those bands.
I've gone through '10,000 Horses' again and again now, and, really, I can't hear
how the comparison can be justified. Yes, Romesh Dodangoda's production is
fabulous. Yes, Voodoo Johnson play well, have a decent singer and sound like a
real rock band. Yes, this could have been recorded during the nineties when
Metallica, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden were at the height of their careers.
But, no, the song material is not amazing. No, the nerve and power that makes a
really fantastic rock album is simply not present.
This is a good rock album with all the ingredients needed for popularity (there's
a couple of radio-friendly semi-ballads, too, of course). The ingredients to
make it a classic, however, are not there. This wants to be a big rock album of
the nineties, but for the most part fails to be so. A talented band, no doubt,
and it's a good stab at big rock music, but the spark that ignites greatness
remains to be seen.
03. Feel Karma
04. End of the Empire
05. You Will Never Know
06. It Doesn't Matter to Me
08. Nowhere Inbetween
11. Never Make It Out Alive
July 25th 2010|