Thursday, September 29, 2011

ODIN'S COURT: "Human Life In Motion"

Rating: 4/10

Label: ProgRockRecords 2011

Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Look out, the vikings are here! Hide your women and gold and simply run for the hills as fast as you... no, wait, wait, it's merely just another Prog-Rock act, unfortunately equiped with the worst possible monicker. Absolutely spot on if you're aiming at the primitive headbanger and other, ehh, various metalheads. However, if you're going for the average posh prog rocker and his/her wine drinking friends... ehhh, nope, please try again, and replace that eighties heavy metal artcover while you're at it.

"Human Life In Motion" is a concept album where each track deals with a primary emotion and an introspective look at the human experience. Strickly speaking the guitars are sometimes way louder and more upfront than your usual ProgRockRecords release. This obviously being down to their influences and inspirations as the band likes to spice up things with the odd Maiden and Metallica riff. I'd go as far as saying it's approx 3/4 prog and 1/4 old heavy metal to be found on this record. Sadly, however, the music of Odin's Court passed it's sell by date around the time of when David Lee Roth lost his hairdo and charisma. Final verdict: Meh!

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