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Review: Overloaded - Regeneration

Label: Independent
Year released: 2007
Duration: 34:50
Tracks: 9
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: October 19, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating

Rated 3.86/5 (77.14%) (7 Votes)

"Regeneration" follows into the steps of 2005's "Hail the Kingdom", with some more 80s-style straightforward heavy metal tinted with a small dose of hard rock for a little "party vibe". Most of what I said in the "Hail the Kingdom" review still stands here, although from memory I'd say the sound quality on "Regeneration" is better, and you also get slightly more music for the buck, with a duration this time that's closer to a full length than an EP. The vocals are the highlight of the album, pretty much driving everything else with a very up beat style, sometimes reminding me a little of mid-80s Mötley Crü (although this singer here is better) - very catchy vocal melodies. This is a little less NWOBHM-ish than the previous album, but still pretty old school, a "blue collar" style of music that borrows a little bit from most of the "fun" band of the 80s, even throwing in a couple of Motörhead-ish guitar passages.

There aren't that many bands doing a good mix of heavy metal and hard rock nowadays, and Overloaded is one of them. If you're looking for something light-hearted and fun, and above all well done, Overloaded might just be what the doctor ordered.

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