There must be something in the water in Austin, Texas as every time I hear album from a band that resides there it blows me away. BLACK BONE CHILD is the latest group from there that I have heard and even though ALLIGATOR is their second full-length studio album, it is my first introduction to the band.
The deluxe edition offers another 16 songs that would cater more to the die-hard D-A-D fans. Five tracks are acoustic versions of songs from the new album. The other eleven are live that not only pull from the new album but past numbers as well. Highlighted by rousing renditions of “Jihad” and “Monster Philosophy”, the new material sounds even more powerful live, especially “Last Time In Neverland” and “The New Age Moving In”.
I respect her operatic vocals which gave Nightwish a unique sound and separate them from the countless symphonic metal bands in the genre. I wasn’t too hot after I heard heard “My Winter Storm” is was average at best and too many mixed songs to give a strong rating