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THE REVÖLUTION BY NIGHT

Blue Öyster Cult

 

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3.01 | 43 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars I have rated most of the Cult albums with three stars so far. Here and there some exceptions (four or two stars as well).

I have to say that this one does not really belong to the greatest ones of the band: it features basic heavy rock tunes like the opener (''Take Me Away''), some dreadful AOR ones, but it was the mood of the day (''Eyes On Fire'').

The worst of all is probably the long ''Shooting Shark'': a dreadful voyage into the disco world. Even if some rock guitar does its job, it is a awful piece of music. Shame on you BÖC! Still, the best is to come and most of the remaining songs are quite all right here. Some short pop/rock pieces are doing their job (''Veins''), and even it isn't a chef-d'oeuvre it is still a good song.

The hard rocking ''Shadow Of California'' is probably one of the best track available: somewhat disjointed and pleasantly heavy. At last, we get a true BÖC song. The highlight IMO.

Fortunately, the band did not forget to rock in the second half of the album: ''Feel The Thunder'' is another of the good tracks featured here (but I agree, there weren't that many). The whole potential of the band can be remarked and it is a very good bridge for the next ''Let Go'' which is a pure rock song. Entertaining, I would say.

It is a pity that this album opens on such average tracks: it could have deserved a better rating if only all songs would have been of the calibre of the tunes starting from ''Veins''.

This heavy-pop rock atmosphere is pretty catchy while listening to '' Dragon Lady''. My fave from this ''Revolution By Night''. A great mix of guitar pleasure, great beat and catchy melody.

At the end of the day, this is not bad an album even if the closing track is best avoided.

I will upgrade this album to three stars (but five out of ten would more honest).

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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