Re: Recent/Upcoming Stuff (That I actually like!)

Author:Kevin Madden
Date:2017-09-11 21:23:51
Edited:2017-09-11 21:24:35
In Reply To:Recent/Upcoming Stuff (That I actually like!) by Nosferatwo
Nosferatwo proclaimed:

Serious Black - Magic

I was a bit worried that they were putting out a concept album just a year after "Mirrorworld", but it was mostly for naught. While I don't care for the story at all, the music is quality power metal. I don't like it as much as the previous one, but it's still really good stuff. "Skeletons On Parade" and "The Witch Of Caldwell Town" are up there with Urban's best melodies.
I dunno. I find it to be a bit too light in the loafers for my tastes. I went back and listened to all the Tad Morose releases with Urban on the mic and yep, they still rule. But his voice was different - less sweet, if that's the right word. I find "Magic" to be very unthreatening and fairly dull. Also, the live bonus material doesn't sound very live. I don't know if there was extensive fixing/re-recording done or not, but it doesn't sound raw at all. Those who were in the audience could comment on how it sounded at the venue.
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