|Review: Speedealer - Second Sight|
Label: Palm Pictures
Year released: 2002
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: August 2, 2002
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 3.17/5 (63.33%) (6 Votes)
I would describe Speedealer as a cross between hard rock and heavy metal, with somewhat of an old vibe yet incorporating some more modern elements. Confused yet? :) There's nothing here that will blow you away, but the album still contains a majority of solid songs, with two or three that would probably have been better left out. Most of the songs have a pretty good groove to them and work well in a live environment (speaking from experience, having seen them open for Motörhead), or even as music to listen to while driving. Some songs give more of a classic rock feeling, while others are definitely more metallic and in the end you have quite a bit of variety here, and therefore chances are everyone can find something they like on this album.
The vocals vary from aggressive to cleaner, calmer and melodic passages. There isn't much in the vocals that annoyed me, other than some passages where I felt they were going a bit more toward speaking than singing (without actually going there, but too close for comfort - at least to my ears. ;)) They fit the music to some extent, but actual singing could have done the same thing... Anyway, this one is definitely up to the listener's taste. I'm stalling here... Overall the vocal variations add even more variety to the music. This is the kind of album where you can love some songs and hate (well, dislike) some others. Not exactly thought-provoking or technical, this release is nonetheless entertaining and that's a plus - an album you like to give a spin to from time to time. Such an album is always good to have in a CD collection.
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