Bodyguerra is a new band for me.
They are a German rock/hard rock band
that has existed since 2009. When I see
that this album has almost a whole year
by the neck, I get a little skeptical.
It usually means that it sold poorly or
that they have changed their manager,
who wants to give the disc a new
opportunity. I have given this disc a
few spins and there are a few songs that
are OK, but most of it sounds
unfortunately far too mediocre in
comparison to what I would expect from a
'Freddy ... Nothing As It Seems'
is a concept album about a serial
killer. Harold Shipman Frederik was a
physician/doctor and between 1970 and
1998 (the year of his imprisonment) and
250 of his clients had to bite the dust.
His devotional "work" earned him the
nickname "Dr. Death". That sounds like a
nice hard rock theme and I waited, and
waited and waited for the "killer
songs". But to no avail. It's not easy
to do a concept album for your debut disc.
I had a hard time finding anything
uplifting at all with this album. The vocals are too weak and fade,
the production is thin as a crystal
glass and I miss energies or any high
technical guitar performances. Tedious
and lifeless as chewing gum that are
being solidified. Nice guitar riffing in
'In the End', the groovy track 'Dr. Death'
and the quite melodic song 'Castle in
the Dark' rescues it from my big and
sharp splitting ax.
I'm sorry, but I have to add a
stop sign on this.
The album is available on Spotify, so
you can listen by yourself.
Vocals - Daniel Seebass
Guitar - Guido Stöcker
Bass - Nils Middelhauve
Drums - Hermann Focke