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Blue Öyster Cult


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3.52 | 160 ratings

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3 stars A better album than the previos Mirrors, but not up to the standard of the next effort, Fires Of Unknown Origin. Cultosaurus Erectus, is an album of it's time for BOC, 80's rock with a smattering of prog leanings. Black Blade, the starter, is the highlight of this album. Crunching guitars, sci-fi lyrics, cool riffs, everything that is Blue Oyster Cult! This song gets 4 1/2 stars which would have been 5 except I find the ending hokey. Monsters, the second track gets a 3 1/2 star rating(docked for unneeded sax solos). The bluesy Divine Wind leads into 3 less good tracks which all get only 2 stars. Just too much pop in the rock for my taste. The rest of the album is also less well done than the start with Fallen Angel saving them and the awful Lips in the Hills hurting the overall effort. Lips is just too formulaic hevey metal for me. So, overall, in the BOC pantheon of albums, this hits right about in the middle. Average but not great. 3 stars.
mohaveman | 3/5 |


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