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TYRANNY AND MUTATION

Blue Öyster Cult

 

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3.38 | 119 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars Another vintage sound of the 70s. This second album did not demonstrate better album even though this is not bad at all. I expected some improvement in songwriting but still melody and a bit of harmony are lacking - I believe - from this album as compared to the debut album. The band have reduced its heavy side but in a faster tempo. As far as musical consistency I can sense that there is a connecting line between the debut to this one even though this one is less attractive. The only thing that lacks significantly is that no track has a quality as debut's "Transmaniacon M.C. O.D.'d On Life Itself is actually not a good track but it's still worth enjoying especially if you drive your car. The band makes The Red and the Black as an ode to Canadian Mounties. Mistress of the Salmon Salt sounds good even though not melodic, in a way. Hot Rails To Hell offers excellent riff. Baby Ice Dog was written by Patti Smith. Up until this I can sense that the music is quite listenable even though not really enjoyable. But.. let's face it that overall I still can listen to this album with "hard rock" ears - nothing is really prog here in this album. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW (i-Rock! Music Community)

Gatot | 3/5 |

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