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Gun Barrel - Bombard Your Soul

=Staff's pick

Begging For Awakening
Dear Mr. Devil*
Down & Dirty*
Fearing The Fear Of My Fears
The Fallen One*
Lights And Shadows
Dive Into The Flame
Bombard Your Soul*
Bloody Pretender
On The Road Again
I’m Alive
…Is You

Genre Heavy Metal
Xaver Drexler
Tracks 12
Rolf Tanzius
Runningtime 20 Min.
Label Limb Music
Tom Kintgen
Release 28 Oct. 2005
Toni Pinciroli
Country Germany
Similar artists Motörhead

Yet another solid release from the germans. Once again we are served mid- and uptempo, dirty rock'n'roll with clear Motörhead vibes with a hint of AC/DC but there is also the occasional melodic refrain in Iron Savior/Paragon style. The lyrics are, as usual, not on the highest and deepest academic level but instead deals with "how much rock'n'roll we are", being on the road and how they love when girls do certain things.

The songs hold an overall high quality and apart from the track On The Road Again there are no fillers, but I do however miss some really nut cracking hits. They have something going in Dear Mr. Devil but for some incomprehensable reason they choose to let a brilliant refrain only appear once, after the first verse and bridge. After that you sit and wait for it to show up again but it never does and the song ends kind of abruptly. Bombard Your Soul is also hit material and almost reach there.

Even though they once again have hired Piet Sielck as producer of the album, it is a bit more warmer and softer sound this time and that suits them good. Piet has stepped aside from his characteristic dry and metallic sound this time.

It is slightly more moderate and laid back this time but the energy and the joy of playing rock'n'roll is very apperant. Everything is perfecly executed by vocalist Drexler who is the bands biggest asset with his raspy and charmingly dialectal voice. If you liked the previous albums you can safely pick this one up even though it is a bit more moderate this time and not as intense.

See also review of: Outlaw Invasion , Power-Dive , Battle-Tested






7 chalices of 10 - Tommy

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