BLITZKRIEG - Theatre of the Damned

Theatre of the Damned FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 10.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Wacken Records

Top 2007: #246
Blitzkrieg more
Brian Ross - voce;
Ken Johnson - chitara;
Guy Laverick - chitara;
Paul Brewis - bas;
Phil Brewis - tobe

01. Theatre of the Damned02. The Phantom03. Devil's Spawn04. My Life is My Own05. Spirit of the Legend06. The Passing07. Into the Light08. Tortured Souls09. Together We Are Strong10. Night Stalker11. Armageddon (Re-Recorded 2007)12. Blitzkrieg (Re-Recorded 2007)

„Can you help me, please? I’m lost. What is this place?” „This, my dear, is the Theatre of the Damned!”
It's hard to find your bearings in the hallways of the theatre proposed by these British veterans. Although the intro promises that the owner of the demonic voice would guide you, you find yourself alone among songs that are hard to describe at first sight. I admit I initially dismissed the album as weak and boring, despite Brian Ross’ superb voice, but I listened to my friends I gave it another chance. I was probably lost in the hallways, because it’s nothing near weak; just a healthy dose of British heavy metal: mid-tempo, balanced and stressed where it should, drums in the back, nice riffs, and as for the voice I maintain my opinion above. Most of the song are catchy, will make you sing along on the choruses and headbang a bit. The first four songs seem to be the best (with Devil’s Spawn being the peak), together with The Passing and Together We Are Strong, but the score is brought down by tracks that seem extraneous, such as Into the Light and Tortured Souls (at least musically, because otherwise they complete the journey); an inspired move is having Armageddon and Blitzkrieg re-released, something that will certainly appeal to the nostalgia of old fans. It’s not the album of the year, not even in its genre, but it’s an interesting story told by a band that knows how to tell it. Welcome to the theatre!
(+) captivating songs, most of them well structured and interesting, a voice that delivers
(-) some songs could have been skipped

Mad more Nota: 8.5

Posted at 12:54 |  05 August 2007  | 8 Comments  | 6498 Views

Comment on: Theatre of the Damned

  • pana la urma de ce ai dat 8,5 ? citind reviewu reiese ca e un album bun, iar minusu este penibil - asta e motiv ? In primu rand e album conceptual iar albumu trebuie sa aiba o poveste/un curs. Piesa aia e un stalp al albumului (Into the light) , iar Tortured Souls e marca Ross...

    1. Posted by Chainsaw_Slaughter | 08 August 2007 00:45
  • :))))))))))))))

    2. Posted by lord_of_chaos | 08 August 2007 09:19
  • Haha!! Nimic nu e in plus pe albumu asta!! Fara piesele alea 2 de care zici tu poate ar fi meritat o nota sub 10 doar fiindca se termina prea repede, nu din alt motiv... dar asta e cel mai inspirat album din toata discografia Blitzkrieg, indiscutabil de nota 10. Si nu numai ca trebuia sa fie albumu saptaminii, dar chiar nu stiu care trupa ar putea scoate anu asta un album care sa se apropie cit de cit de valoarea lui "Theatre of the Damned"...

    3. Posted by peavy | 08 August 2007 09:28
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