Power of Metal.dk Review

Sounds Like Hell, Looks Like Heaven
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 1 February, 2012
Playing time: 35:10

Actually, the album-title says it all: "Mustasch". Simple, straight forward and without compromise, according to the singer and band-leader Ralf Gyllenhammar’s vision. It’s an impressive resume the band has achieved: Five albums, a huge hit with "Double Nature", sold-out tours of Scandinavia, opening- and headline tours with Motörhead, Gluecifer and Volbeat in Europe, four Swedish Grammy Nominations whereof two Grammy Awards for "Best Metal Album" (Latest Version of the Truth in 2007 and Mustasch in 2009).

This is Sweden's own answer to Motörhead, you know exactly what to expect when a new album hits the market. This is another awesome master piece from the proud rock workers in Mustasch. Ralf's voice have a charismatic rudeness and he fires melodies off like assault rifles. The mix of stone hard tracks and a couple of mediocre songs leaves me with an album without any crystal clear hit songs like 'Angel's Share', 'Black City', 'I Hunt Alone', 'Bring Me Everyone' or one of my overall favorite tracks 'Double Nature'.

'Speed Metal', 'The Challenger' and 'Morning Star' are tunes that has the potential to become a future classical live tracks. Still this is a solid metal album that holds a quality standard several levels above many other bands in the genre. Their guiding principle and motto is "All or Nothing", "Black Or White" and SLH, LLH steams of stone hard guitar riffs, deep & hard striking drums and catchy metal tracks on this disc, so If you loved the earlier albums, you're surely gonna like this too.

I will have this one for a long long time in my Ipod. Cheers and bottom up!!

01. Speed Metal
The Challenger
Never Too Late
04. Cold Heart Mother Son
05. Morning Star

06. Dead Again
07. Your Father Must Be Proud Of You
08. Destroyed By Destruction

09. I Don't Hate You

10. Northern Link
Label: Gain/Sony Music
Distribution: Gain/Sony Music
Artwork rating: 76/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 11 February, 2012
Website: www.mustasch.net