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Review: Chrome Division - 3rd Round Knockout
Chrome Division
www.chromedivision.com
3rd Round Knockout

Label: Nuclear Blast
Year released: 2011
Duration: 42:07
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: July 16, 2011
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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3rd Round Knockout

Rated 2.5/5 (50%) (6 Votes)
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Chrome Division's latest album, 3rd Round Knockout, combines the bluesy Hard Rock/Heavy Metal of Black Label Society with the aggressive, pre-core riffing and growling of Cowboys From Hell-era Pantera. That combination results in a highly energetic offering that should work quite nicely for fans of the aforementioned bands and their ilk.

Personally, this isn't my style, but Chrome Division plays it as well as could be expected so I can't take that away from them. I was strumming the air guitar a couple of times, despite myself, so it is catchy, too. Some of the lyrics (well, all of them, really) are pretty basic, dealing with girls, zombies, girls, being a rebel and girls. The songs about girls have the emotional sophistication of, say, Gene Simmons, which should provide a clear picture of what the band is singing about. The band does a decent cover of the Stan Jones/Johnny Cash country classic "Ghost Riders in the Sky," with a bit of Edvard Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from the Peer Gynt Suite in the middle.

If you like a bit of dirty Rock and Metal as part of your musical diet, you could do worse than check out Chrome Division's 3rd Round Knockout.

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