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

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


Review online: January 6, 2013
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3/5 (60%) (4 Votes)

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.

More about Exxplorer...
Review: Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Interview with Kevin Kennedy (guitars) on November 5, 2011 (Interviewed by MetalMike)
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