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AGENTS OF FORTUNE

Blue Öyster Cult

 

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2.93 | 115 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars While on the third album "The Secret Treaties" they sounded something like commercial, this "Agents of Fortune" confirmed that their sound is somewhat towards more pop-oriented material. It's hard to consider this album under heavy metal or hard rock category if we compare it with the previous releases. One did not expect Blue Oyster Cult to sound like this: heavy but calm, manic but confident, melodic but rocking. Every song on the first side is commercially accessible without compromising the band's malevolent stance.

Blue Oyster Cult has built their musical journey on a series of brutal non sequiturs. Initially, these took the form of a group image of not that good (or ugly) music by some music critics. Patti Smith co-wrote Debbie Denise and The Revenge of Vera Gemini, that provides BOC with the area to seek popularity in the burgeoning commercial punk rock sweepstakes. Another thing is the fact of increasing influence of Allen Lanier through the songwriting of True Confessions and Morning Final.

Overall, it's a good album even though it's not in away better or worse compared to previous albums. For some people, this album is weaker than previous releases. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |

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