WASP Tribute
The Crimson Covers
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: April 23rd 2010

This, ladies and gentlemen, is one to avoid. I find myself trying for the umptieth time to get through it, and the skip button is so damned tempting.

It's not as if I don't like WASP. Blackie and the boys have given me many a good experience over the years, but I have to conclude that it's hard to cover their songs properly. Torment completely ruin I Wanna Be Somebody. V8 Wankers render Helldorado flat and boring. Warhead's version of The Manimal is uninspired. 5th Sonic Syndicate makes Teacher sound like pop in the uncool way. The list goes on and on.

Kneipenterroristen show some guts, but in German? Gwyllion at least does something original with a symphonic approach at first, but sounds a bit weird as the (female) vocals kick in.

I've been through this double CD one time too many now over the past couple of months, and it won't work. Next, please!


01 V8 WANKERS Helldorado 03:50
02 TORMENT I Wanna Be Somebody 03:19
03 WARHEAD The Manimal 04:43
04 5TH SONIC BRIGADE Teacher 03:55
06 GWYLLION The Rock Rolls On 04:42
07 WYLDFYRE Blind In Texas 03:53
08 THE RUGGED The Idol 05:47
09 ABIGAIL Take Me Up 05:01
10 THE CLAYMORE Chainsaw Charlie 07:33
11 CUSTARD 9.5.-N.A.S.T.Y. 04:20
12 LONEWOLF The Torture Never Stops 04:02
13 ADORNED BROOD Neutron Bomber 04:17
14 BLACK DESTINY Wild Child 05:18
15 TRAGEDIAN Sleeping (In The Fire) 04:32

CD 2
01 TORMENT Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) 02:36
02 WARHEAD Killahead 03:39
03 GODS OF HATE Arena Of Pleasures 04:23
04 BLACK DESTINY L.O.V.E. Machine 03:44
05 5TH SONIC BRIGADE Hold On To My Heart 04:42
06 THE CHUCKIES Ballcrusher 03:20
07 HAZY HAMLET Rebel In The F.D.G. 05:38
08 AGAMENDON The Headless Children 04:52
09 FIRE Hellion 02:55
10 VYKYNG School Daze 03:15
11 INGRIMM On Your Knees 03:21
12 TRAGEDIAN Doctor Rockter 03:57
13 COLD COLOURS Forever Free 03:50

Label: Remedy Records
Distribution: Souldfood Music
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: September 29th 2010
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