album from German band PUMP.
The first one is called “Against Everyone’s Advice”, released in
2004. PUMP managed to get out
of a deal with their old label after they had several legal problems
with them and instead of breaking up, they started to write songs for a
new album. They found a new partner in German label METAL HEAVEN and now
they are about to release “Breakdown to Breakthrough”.
by Tommy Newton (VICTORY) PUMP opens
this release with one of the highlights, “Revolution on my Mind”, a
song that reminds me very much of ACCEPT.
This song is a pure riff monster that takes no prisoners, so no
complaints here. “Blood on the Blade” follows - it’s an up tempo
track with a stunning riff that deserves to be played LOUD! The next six
tracks will keep the listeners interested; however they are not as
strong as the first two tracks in my opinion. Track 9 is called
“Bulletride” and PUMP
delivers the goods here. Everything fits on this track… the vocals of
former BRAINSTORM singer Marcus Jürgens, the drumming…the guitar riffs… the chorus.
Play it LOUD!
last two tracks are okay… but with… once again great riffs. PUMP
will not revolutionize the world of Metal…they just have good
songs, all of which possess a certain class and are definitely worth