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3.52 | 160 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars After the poppy Mirrors, the band changed completely their direction with the help of a certain Martin Birch on production. The result is a great revirement to their hard roots. This is evident since the very first minute of the opener "Black Blade" which is part of their classic repertoire, reminding me, a little bit, of "7 Screaming Diz-Busters" from Tyranny and Mutation. And generally the comparisons between the two albums can be found in the sound, a little more mature now but also less original.

What really shocks the listener is the unespected proggy nature of some tracks as "Monsters" which features jazzy interludes and fast tempo. Well, very good. Another highlight is "The Mashall Plan" with its live rendition.

The other tracks are more conventional in either structure and metal sound so I couldn't say "Cultosaurus Erectus" is one of my favourite from Blue Oyster Cult. That will come later. For now we have a very good return here.

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |


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