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Review: Exxplorer - A Recipe For Power
Exxplorer
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A Recipe For Power

Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2012
Originally released in: 1994
Duration: 42:58
Tracks: 9
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 2/5

Review online: January 6, 2013
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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A Recipe For Power

Rated 2.33/5 (46.67%) (3 Votes)
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I was a big fan of last year's Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse, so imagine my surprise at being confronted with the sissified butt-rock of this one. This is not a new album, this is a re-release of the band's second album from 1994. The band has changed a lot since those days, and I don't think releasing this was a good idea just now, when they are trying to get their momentum back.

This is pure 80s, but not the good way, this is a commercial hard rock album, complete with harmonized vocals, bluesy riffs, and too many fucking ballads. It's not bad for that sort of thing, but after the hard-edged metallic attack of their last album, this is so not what I want to hear. Listen only if you want to know how much this band used to suck.

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