Saturday, March 19, 2016
MYSTIC PROPHECY: "War Brigade"
Label: Massacre/ 2016
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom
The absolutely best thing about War Brigade? Fredrik Nordström (HammerFall, In Flames, Arch Enemy), whom is responsible for the mix at the legendary Studio Fredman in Sweden. The worst? The always predictable and nearly ridiculous song material. Blimey! The band hit an all-time low on killer tracks such as "Pray For Hell" or the strange rumbling title track. The latter is just so Bad News-ish, if the comedy act decided to remove all the fun and giggle and record a serious attempt at power/thrash/heavy metal. Indeed. Simply remove all stick and lines and you'll end up with a daft, but, mystic, prophecy
In fact. I could/should stop right here since there's absolutely nothing to add on a positive note. They keep churning out the same riff after riff, the gargling of the vocalist, the utter bollocks lyric, and the nerve to come up with "Sex Bomb" as their first choice to cover? That's possibly one of the worst pop songs in the history of mankind (Tom Jones fans and Wales can say what ever they want). Okay. On a positive note: Their overall 'sound' is quite bombastic (but, far from fantastic) and the production is great. The rest? Meh. I believe it's time for Saturday U.K. football...