Rough Silk
A New Beginning
Style: Melodic Metal
Release date: March 23rd 2009

I donít quite know how this band ROUGH SILK has managed to escape my attention since 1989 till now... but they have and thatís kind of sad because I actually really dig what they have to offer here.


ĎA New Beginningí is their 20th anniversary album and the very first time I took a listen to the 13 tracks there are to be found I felt that the songs was too predictable and I felt I had heard every riff and every chorus before. But of course I gave this release a new chance... and another and suddenly something happened; Suddenly I enjoyed the 13 songs. Suddenly I enjoyed the riffs and the choruses that very well could have been written by ACCEPT or U.D.O. Suddenly I enjoyed the vocals from Ferdy Doernberg who shifts between clean vocals and rough vocals that actually reminds me very much of UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER himself.


Well... the bottom-line is that if youíre looking for a groundbreaking release, then look somewhere else. However if youíre looking for a catchy melodic metal release suitable for your next metal-party with all your friends... look no further.


All ROUGH SILK albums will be re-released with bonus-tracks this summer... so maybe itís time to collect some ROUGH SILK? Good buy :)

01. Temple Of Evil
02. Home Is Where The Pain Is
03. Reborn To Wait
04. The Roll Of The Dice
05. When The Circus Is Coming To Town
06. Sierra Madra
07. A New Beginning
08. Warpaint
09. Black Leather
10.  We've Got A File Of You
11. Deadline

We All Need Something To Hold On To In This Life

13. A Song For Hilmer
Label: Dockyard 1
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: March 9th 2009