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Review: Flotsam and Jetsam - No Place for Disgrace
Flotsam and Jetsam
No Place for Disgrace

Label: Atlantic Records
Year released: 1988
Duration: 54:41
Tracks: 10
Genre: Power/Thrash

Rating: 2/5

Review online: May 4, 2006
Reviewed by: Sirliftsalot48
Readers Rating
No Place for Disgrace

Rated 4.34/5 (86.88%) (32 Votes)

After their debut album Flotsam and Jetsam lost their bassist, Jason Newsted to Selloutica. Apparently they lost a lot of their talent for playing great songs with him. This album is not nearly as good as their debut, Doomsday for the Deceiver. Instead of comparing this album to that one I'll just describe this album in detail.

The biggest flaw on this album has got to be the guitar tone. To put it simply, it sounds like shit. It is so distorted and muddy that you can barely even tell what notes are being played and when they are changing. It sounds a lot like chugga chugga chugga and nothing more. The solos sound good, but then reverts right back to the shitty sound on all of the other parts. Eric A.K.'s voice doesn't sound as good as it could. He also seems to be applying the "trying to sound tough" technique on some songs that never works well. He does this to the extreme on "Hard on You". The lyrics in that song are awful. He shouts out "We'll kick your ass!" making himself sound more like a 3rd grade bully than the vocalist for a heavy metal band.

The saving song on the album would have to be the ballad, "Escape from Within" where Eric A.K. sings very well and the guitars are nice and clean for the most part. This one song does not save this album from being a bad one. One great song, a few good ones, a bunch of laughable ones makes an album not really worth its purchase. I guess pick this up if you want a reason to appreciate their debut album, maybe I don't like this album because of how much more I liked their debut, or maybe this is just a shitty album.

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