The band flirts with those tiny bits of sounds and pieces here and there to make their classic melodic hardrock sound original, diverse and authentic, and this can be heard throughout the whole album. Other highlights are the uptempo classic rocker Devil Woman, the instrumental 70s pomprocking Great Big Genius, the 70s RUSH/TRIUMPH ish classic prog/rocker The Brotherhood Song (which also has a bit of southern rock influences) and the 70s HANOI ROCKS/NEW YORK DOLLS ish glamrocker Backyard Barbeque. Without a doubt, a must-hear band to check out if you want to hear high class original Melodic Hardrock!
“Riot” makes some real damage with the anger delivered by the vocals and the imponent drumming. “One Wrong Move” keeps up the great job with the engine at full speed including a slow instrumental part at the verse. “Lip Service” could be considered a more entertaining song with a groove sound, which gives space to the ultimate thrash bullet “The End Of The Lie”.
“Ballistic, Sadistic” is a top-notch thrash metal record, a real joy for the fans of the genre.
‘True Rockers’ is an old skool treat from the album artwork to the true rock n roll spirit which exudes emotionally from the speakers.
The Offering takes the band to the next level. Better songwriting, stellar performances, and such power sonically make this an easy contender for album of the year for me.
One would imagine after 30 years of playing together and just about that long releasing music that a band would be scraping the bottom of the barrel to come up with new material
the band discuss their musical mortality and confirm that replacing members in order for them to continue touring will always be out of the question
Rik Emmett – “Take pop music for instance. You are already dealing with a form that is some kind of bastardized marriage of commerce and hormones.”
Another record to add to each collection, thanks heaven the Canadian band still rocking us, remind us rock is NOT dead.
You will not find Metal Queen ish material here, because the material is lighter, but it rocks definitely and features Lee’s excellent vocals