STONEGHOST - New Age of Old Ways - CD - Mascot Label Group - 2015
No, don't judge it by the title. This is not a Pagan album. Not even a
neo-Pagan, let alone New Age. Disregard the skeleton and the goat on the cover
as well unless you can accept them as a "metal" thing, nothing more
than that. You don't get the old ways here.
What you get, though, is groove. Plenty of it. Blues on testosterone,
Pantera in shrapnels, metal in sound, rock in attitude. That kind of a thing,
if you want it.
Apart of an occasional scream, the vocals are - well, angry. What else?
Angry shouts with apparently conscious lyrics about... something. Modern stuff.
Drama queens and kings probably - we didn't quite get the lyrics.
The songs are fairly elaborated and stand apart from each other. There is
plenty of energy here, and instant satisfaction is guaranteed. Not as much made
for headphones, listening at home or any other form of serious listening, but,
we guess Stoneghost's recent release would make a good background for a party
or some random activity, such as physical exercise. If the songs were more memorable,
maybe for even more, but, as it is, Stoneghost are just a quick fix of energy. (6/10)
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