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!
When it comes down to Belgium the situation is even worse, because only a few good bands were active over there in the past and then I am thinking of some obscure bands like K. WEST in the 1980s, KATE’S DESIRE in the 1990s and that’s about it I am afraid (please forgive me if I’m forgetting someone here!).
METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo once again joined RODRIGO Y GABRIELA — the dynamic Mexican duo who became international world-music superstars with their self-titled album of aggressive acoustic guitars and irresistible Latin rhythms — on stage on May 29 at the BottleRock festival in Napa, California to perform a couple of METALLICA covers: “Orion” and “Battery”. […]