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Friday, May 3, 2013

VOLBEAT / Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies [2013]

On Swedish metal act Volbeat's fifth record, 2013's Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, they bring on ex-Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano as their newest member.
While they still mesh thrash metal, rockabilly and punk, the lines between the genre-hopping are less apparent as they all meld together quite organically now.  It's as if they've finally found that spot of comfort and it shows with the enthusiastic performances and tight compositions on this album.  I don't know why Volbeat always feel the need to write 1or 2 songs for each album that sound dangerously close to Nickelback or Creed but fortunately it doesn't take away from the insane enjoyment of the rest of the songs.  In short, this album is feckin' great great fun.

4½ Young The Giant covers out of 5

Songs Of Note: Room 24 [feat. King Diamond]; Doc Holiday

1 comment:

Dr Faustus said...

King gave away the track he guests on from his website a few weeks ago. I've not heard the rest (other than your other link). I'll put it on my list of stuff to check out fully when I have time.