|Classic Review: Pretty Maids - Future World|
Year released: 1987
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: November 20, 2004
Reviewed by: 4th Horseman
Rated 4.3/5 (86%) (20 Votes)
Umm…no! Despite the name of the band and the album cover art, this is NOT some glam or hair metal band. This is pure 80's metal; a part of underground metal history. I just recently discovered this band due to some extremely positive reviews I have read. These guys have more full length albums released than you could count on your fingers, but surprisingly, they are so underrated despite the greatness here. This album has revived my interest in this type of basic and stomping heavy metal from the eighties.
There is nothing to describe in writing here. We all know very well what this sounds like. It just kicks major, major ass. Headbanging, stomping rockers one after the other; riff driven, catchy, melodic and just pure. The album opener features some amazing riffs, as does the following track "We Came To Rock" – which I presume is one of their live favourites because of its sing along anthemic chorus and headbanger riffs.
There are many albums that follow this basic formula. Some of them really pierce through because there is just something special about them. "Future World" is one such album. Ignore the cover and just give it a shot. If you like traditional metal, this one is fail-safe. Strongly recommended.
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