Saturday, June 22, 2013
MEROE: "Sick Society"
Label: Indie 2013
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom
Ick! The opening track, "Wild Temptation", such a major mistake in my humble opinion and thus why the "Sick Society" nearly went straight to the bin. Meroe should definitely thank us for feeling extra generous and kind this evening, since we decided to look past and beyond that awful opener and play their entire CD. Only kidding of course... yours truly would never do this to any band/musician since we always listen to your material on dozen of spins. In fact, I can't even remember the last time I played any full CD beside the stuff I review.
But seriously, the song is bloody awful. Then again things could only get better and it sort of did. But kindly remember that your first track could at times be the real deal-breaker. Not to mention that a real, proper friend of the band would have told them to ditch the song prior to entering the recording studio. Decent to mediocre stuff. The whole doesn't quite hang together convincingly. The group set about kicking major butt, but (no pun intended), to quote the average UK pub poet: 'it's all fart and no poo'. The press-sheet kindly inform us that SS is 'chock full on songs that re-define the eighties hardrock era to it's fullest extent'. I'd say they fall just a tad short on the high standards they've set themselves.