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3.37 | 27 ratings | 3 reviews | 8% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2020

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. That Was Me (3:18)
2. Box in My Head (3:46)
3. Tainted Blood (4:17)
4. Nightmare Epiphany (5:30)
5. Edge of the World (4:52)
6. The Machine (4:14)
7. Train True (Lennie's Song) (3:57)
8. The Return of St. Cecilia (4:12)
9. Stand and Fight (4:48)
10. Florida Man (4:08)
11. The Alchemist (6:00)
12. Secret Road (5:24)
13. There's a Crime (3:37)
14. Fight (3:12)

Total Time 61:15

Line-up / Musicians

- Eric Bloom / lead & backing vocals, stun guitar, keyboards, synthesizers
- Buck Dharma / lead & rhythm guitar, lead & backing vocals
- Danny Miranda / bass, backing vocals
- Richie Castellano / keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Jules Radino / drums, percussion

- Albert Bouchard / cowbell & backing vocals (1)

Releases information

Recorded between February 2019 and April 2020
Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge

Label: Frontiers
Formats: 2LP, CD, Digital
Release date: October 9, 2020

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT The Symbol Remains ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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4 stars Yeah, if you had Blue Oyster Cult putting out one of the best albums in their entire catalog after nearly 20 years of silence and at 50 years(!) past their original album on your 2020 bingo card congratulations! I had no idea these guys were even making music, let along releasing a full-length ... (read more)

Report this review (#2478113) | Posted by MrMan2000 | Saturday, November 21, 2020 | Review Permanlink

3 stars It's been a long time, I believe 19 years since the last album from BOC. But they are finally back with THE SYMBOL REMAINS. There are 14 songs on this release, and, like most of their recent efforts, it is very hit and miss. I have always been a huge fan of BOC going back to their early "progres ... (read more)

Report this review (#2474522) | Posted by mohaveman | Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Nothing to proclaim, but also nothing to complain about this album. It has everything one have learn to expect from the Cult: Thunderous riffs, like the one in the opener. Effective (yet distinctive) vocal harmonies introducing a welcomed dose of strangeness, like in "Box in My Head". And, of course ... (read more)

Report this review (#2463902) | Posted by Heart of the Matter | Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Review Permanlink

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