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D-A-D – Dic.Nii.Lan.Daft.Erd.Ark

| 7 March 2013 | Reply


Label: AFM Records

Release Date: April 25, 2013

Rating: 7.5/10

Reviewed by: ToddStar

Some bands fight hard to keep the glam and sleaze metal genre alive.  This Danish band works as hard as any of them, if not harder.  To prove their point, they are unleashing their eleventh disc.  “A New Age Moving In” is a nice combination of the fun of the 80’s metal scene and today’s modern rock sensibility.  The guitars are crisp, the vocals are clean, and the song is solid.  “I Want What She’s Got” is another song that keeps things current while pulling from an era and genre from the past.  The vocals are the biggest draw on this track, as it sounds as if David Lee Roth has been channeled to sing this track.  “The End” is next and the guitars are fuzzier and the drums are solid, but this has a modern edge when the vocals kick in.  This almost sound like Joe LeSte (of Bang Tango/Beautiful Creatures fame).  The music shifts from guitar heavy to rhythm section fun.  “Fast On Wheels” comes along and the mood lightens on the disc.  This song has a pop sensibility to it that makes it rock lite.  The guitars are non-descript and tame compared to the other songs.  “The Place Of The Heart” kicks back in with the heavy chords and riffs.  This is more like the other tracks on the disc.  The song has a cool subdued guitar during the verse that kicks in full throttle at the chorus.  The raspy vocals make the track that much more sleazy.  “Last Time In Neverland” kicks off with a killer tribal drum groove and that now familiar voice.  The song is a cool rocker that allows the music to really do the talking, as it is a very strong track underneath the vocals.

“Breaking Them Heart By Heart” opens with a great riff and drum fill that builds into one of the better tracks on the disc.  This is one of the better tracks on the disc.  The song keeps the energy up and the drive in the music.  “We All Fall Down” This is a mellow rocker that helps sets the disc off a bit and keep the listener interested to see what else will creep up.  This is an odd ballad that features some cool and eerie piano during the intro.  “Wild Thing In The Woods” is a moody rocker that seems to miss the mark in total, but does feature some great guitar work during the solo and bridge.  It seems to be trying too hard to be a cool track, but seems to be missing something.  “Can’t Explain What It Means” helps work the disc back to rock territory with its grand opening and bluesy vocals during the verse.  The chorus seems a bit scattered, but the verse more than makes up for it.  The song almost has a jazz fusion feel to it.  “Drag Me To The Curb ” is a balls out rocker that helps redeem the disc as it draws near a close.  The vocals are all business and that seems to suit the guitars, drums, and bass, as they are on full blown rock mode.  “Your Lips Are Sealed” closes the disc on a different note.  It’s not often you see a band end on a slow, almost acoustic song.  It is a good song, just not sure it is the best choice on this disc to close with.

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