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Band
Volbeat
Title
Seal The Deal & Lets Boogie
Type
LP/EP
Company
Universal
YOR
2016
Style
Hard Rock
7/26/2016 - Review by: Frank Hill
No real evolution in sound for them, but plenty of hard rock variety to gnash on
No real evolution in sound here; still like a hard rock version of Metallica with some extra boogie. Regardless, relentless touring and catchy songs have led to international chart success and Millennial name recognition. StD&LB is arguably their best since Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood (2008) with the variety of Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil (2007). The Country & Western themes of the prior release have been replaced with esoteric spirits floating in and out. Look for Canadian rocker Danko Jones and the return of Johan Olsen with covers from Teenage Bottlerocket and The Georgia Satellites. Volbeat is slowly conquering the world.
Recommended for fans of: Hard rock on the edge of heavy metal
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
4.5
ARTWORK
3
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: VOLBEAT
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Beat the Meat
2003
Independent
Frank Hill4/14/2004
-
Live "Sold Out"
2008
Mascot
Kim Thore5/2/2010
5
Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil
2007
Mascot
Kim Thore6/12/2008
5
Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil
2007
Mascot
Frank Hill4/25/2008
4.5
Seal The Deal & Lets Boogie
2016
Universal
Frank Hill7/26/2016
4

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: VOLBEAT
INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
Michael PoulsenKim Thore5/19/2010
VolbeatEric Compton8/9/2004


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