1 internautes sur 1 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile
- Publié sur Amazon.com
As an ardent fan of Royal Hunt, I eagerly add their releases to my collection as fast as they come available. And it was no different when this, Royal Hunt's 12th studio CD, under the magnificent Frontiers Records label came to market. Not as glorious as RH's 1995 masterpiece "Moving Target" or 1997's "Paradox" there are still many strong points to "A Life To Die For" that are standouts. One of course is the voice of vocal god D.C. Cooper, the talents of the band members, and the songwriting of band leader and principal songwriter Andre Anderssen. But there was just one thing......
The telltale music style of Royal Hunt is here in abundance. The sweeping choruses, the flowing guitar solos, the rich keyboards, the layers of vocals, and the orchestration that is indeed all Royal Hunt. What is different here is that it seemed at times the band was holding something back. The result is the music of 'Life To Die For," doesn't come across as strong as their 1990's decade of perfect releases. Take "Moving Target" for example. A truly magnificent release, "Moving Target's" "The Last Goodbye," "1348," "Far Away," "Making A Mess," "Step By Step," "Stay Down," and "Autograph." each feature in droves all the passion, all the emotions, and all the fantastic musicianship that the members of Royal Hunt had to offer and all of these things were put front and center in each one of those songs. Same can be said for "Paradox's" tracks "Silent Scream," :Martial Arts," "Long Way Home," "River Of Pain," "Message To God," and "Tearing Down The World," Heart and soul was put into creating those songs, so the "soul" of the track was felt by the listener, and it made for a glorious, sent from the heavens collection of music. Here on "A Life To Die For" it would have been nice to feel, hear, experience, and love the same glorious vibe that was so prevalent on "Paradox" and "Moving Target.'
But let's get back on track. This is Royal Hunt, and make no mistake about it, they are still one of the finest melodic metal / heavy rock bands out there. "Running Out Of Tears," "One Minute Left To Live," the CD highlight "Sign Of Yesterday" were all excellent.
I will never stop being a Royal Hunt fan. With a CD collection numbering in the hundreds, I am proud to say that Royal Hunt has released albums that will forever reign as some of my favorites. In fact, on a wall in my family room, I have a collection of some of my favorite LPs framed, and one of those LPs is Royal Hunt's "Show Me How To Live." Something about Royal Hunt I never tire of. This is a strong addition to this band's repertoire, and fans of RH do indeed need to make this part of their collection. But still, I wish this had the sounds and vibe of RH's magnificent CDs that came from years past.