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Krokus - Hellraiser
Band:
Krokus
Label:
Album:
Hellraiser
Release:
2006
Genre:
Hard Rock
Reviewer:
Rating:
4 stars
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The legendary Swiss rockers Krokus have released countless albums, toured the world and sold over 10 million records. One can’t envision them ever stopping their assault on the rock world as they release their CD “Hellraiser” in 2006. Yeah, that’s 30 years of some of the best music to date. Remember when “Screaming in the Night” was on heavy rotation on MTV? Click here to go back in time and see the video.

Well, that was from the 1983 release “Headhunter.” Can we expect anything different from “Hellraiser?” Marc Storace's vocals still kick ass with his Brian Johnson / Bon Scott style. Krokus has that classic sound that is missing from the music scene these days. Not many bands can keep their trademark sound from album to album; they all want to change to what’s popular at the time. Krokus is true to their fans, keeping the high-powered, hard rocking style. You know when you put on a Krokus CD that you're listening to Krokus. Listen to “Too Wired to Sleep:” it’s off the hook, with its rip shredding Scorpions guitar sound. 

“Angel of My Dreams” reminds me of vintage Bad Company - and what a rhythm section to this track! Krokus fans may also applaud and welcome back lead guitarist Mandy Meyer, who toured with the band back in the 80’s when they toured with Cobra, Katmandu and Asia. Meyer has also co-written some of the new material on “Hellraiser,” and the voltage Meyer brings back to the band has added even more power. It’s not going to be easy to pick a highlight track, because "Hellraiser" has it all-from tear-jerking melodic tunes to the in-your-face knockout tunes. But one thing is, if you want a great CD true to the rock ‘n’ roll roots, buy Krokus’ “Hellraiser.” For a small taste of “Hellraiser”, listen to “Angel of my Dreams” - after that, you will be buying the CD.


Band Lineup:
  • Marc Storace - Vocals
  • Fernando von Arb - Guitar
  • Mark Kohler - Guitar
  • Tommy Keiser - Bass
  • Jeff Klaven - Drums

 

Track Listing:
  1. Hellraiser
  2. Too Wired To Sleep
  3. Hangman
  4. Angel of My Dreams
  5. Fight On
  6. So Long
  7. Spirit of the Night
  8. Midnite Fantasy
  9. No Risk No Gain
  10. Turnin’ Inside Out
  11. Take My Luv
  12. Justice
  13. Luv Will Survive

 

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