way to kick off a new reviewing year than doing a review of one of a life-long
companion, music-wise: Magnum.
has been delivering albums for a vey long time, at a constant high level, off
course not all at the highest level and there have been a few albums that
weren't as complete as expected. Many claim they hit their prime with their
mid-80s albums "On a Storyteller's Night" and "Vigilante", and those two albums
will forever be the measurement against any new album, but their latest albums
are in my opinion showing a rejuvenated and recharged band playing and creating
music as strong as in their prime.
Visitation" sounds and feels like Magnum; the trademarks and roots
remains the same and within the safe confines they have created ten classic
Magnum songs that will go down like milk and honey among Magnum fans
world-wide. And that is just the thing about them: they sound like they have
always done, but they have never ever repeated themselves! They have evolved
within the small niche without sacrificing anything.
is doing what they do best, at a very high level and with continuity that leaves
nothing to be desired for. Another stellar album from the British masters of Hard