Over the past few years, my Metal subgenre preference has evolved where I have now fallen madly in love with Symphonic Metal. My excitement for a new album in this particular style, adds an extra spark to my eyes and an automatic smile of enthusiasm, while my heart rate skips a beat as I anxiously wait to listen.
The bottom line Pretty Maids present us a strong album with their unique music style, some amazing songs (after a few runs) and the variable voice of Ronnie Atkins, so this is a must-buy for fans of this band and fans of Melodic Metal in general. Nevertheless “Motherland” couldn’t fascinate me like “Pandemonium” three years ago. This is due to the permanent use of very modern keyboard-sounds and the fact that the new song material is not so accessible like it could be. All in all it’s a worthy follow-up to “Pandemonium”. Buy it!
Billy F. Gibbons on his New Solo CD, The Big Bad Blues – It’s about Tone and the Dirtier, the Grittier, the Better!
It’s about tone and the dirtier, the grittier, the better. Dirt is its own reward, but you have to go low to get in it.