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Blue Öyster Cult


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2 stars I feel a certain sense of guilt in reviewing this compilation. The reason I put it in the foreground: in the creation of US Power Metal BOC are one of the fundamental bands. And among my favorites. But as a Progressive band... I don't understand where Progressive is to be found in their music, if not in seeking, as mentioned, the innovation from Hard Rock to US Power Metal which, however, I find much more in bands such as Dust, Mountain or Grand Funk Railroad.

Having said that, how to judge "Collections"? Like one of many... Too many compilations from the last few years... Last 30 years. That is, this compilation is useless. It's not enough "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla", "Burnin 'For You" or a "7 Screaming Diz-Busters" to change my mind. Moreover, without a biography or other liner-notes. Only the price could push us to buy it. Unfortunately, in recent years, the proliferation of compilations like this one has been one of the real problems that have led to today's comatose state of the recording industry. At least in the previous decades they were used to promote the bands or to take stock of the production or, like live albums, to sanction the end of an evolutionary period and the opening of another evolutionary period or, again, to thank the fans for the success achieved. But the music contained here is really good. It just doesn't make me change my mind about this compilation (and this kind of compilation).

Prog123 | 2/5 |


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