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CAREER OF EVIL: THE METAL YEARS

Blue Öyster Cult

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2 stars The most stupid album title........

The year was 1990 and heavy metal was big. So big that the record label bosses wanted to earn some quick buck by jumping on the band wagon. Hence this compilation album rip-off by a band who never was heavy metal in the first place. In my view; BOC was and still is an intelligent hard rock band. The artwork and the whole packaging stinks $$$ all the way to the bank. Shame on you !!!

The music is not bad at all. But it is an unneccesary compilation album and I fell for it when it was released. Well, I was young, inexperienced and did not know better. We all do mistakes...... It is a part of growing up. There is nothing here on this album which is new or exlusive. Just a shameless rip-off. For those who does not know BOC, they do brash and pretty heavy hard rock with a lot of intricate riffs and intelligent vocal harmonies. Black Sabbath is not a bad reference. At their best; BOC is one of this planet's best hard rock bands. At their worst....... let's not go there. BOC has released a couple of turkeys too. But avoid this rip-off album and go for their first live album instead or any of the other compilation albums. This one deserves to be buried somewhere in the Gobi Desert. 2 stars given = the music minus the rip-off.

2 stars

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