CD Reviews

Aesthesia - 'Shattered Idols' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/42/d8/e6/1854_aesthesiashatteredidols_1326218403.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     January 10, 2012    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
8747   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

Label

Aesthesia return with their second full-length studio album.

Aesthesia return with their second full-length studio album and what a corker it is! The album features Hardcore Superstar guitarist Thomas Silver who cooks up some excellent riffs in the vein of Guns N' Roses circa 1987 while Nico Marlyn's vocals have a Klaus Meine thing going on. It's an effective combo. 

But it's obvious this album is all about the riffs and the opening track 'Greed Machine' opens up the gates for some memorable -- if hardly innovative -- songs in a very old school fashion. The very naughty 'Under 16' is one of 'Shattered Idols' heaviest tunes and has some sturdy drumming courtesy of Mike Marcia. The rest of the band by the way is made up of Julien Gatter and Jetblack on guitars and Johnny Lips on bass as well as additional musicians. There's less of a pompous, self-absorbed attitude from this band than what was apparent in the eighties American rock scene and there's a fair dosage of punk throughout the album especially prominent on 'Tales Of Underground.'

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music


The album hits an unfortunate slow spot with "Hometown' and 'Gone.' However, another toe-tapping track is the album's penultimate song 'Rattlesnake Preacher,' which has a Lemmy-style bass rippling through it. The album ends with the above average ballad 'Daydream' and while 'Shattered Idols' is by no means one of the best rock releases of the year the mix of classic rock, sleaze and punk is a likeable brew.

This French band has a lot going for it, and this particular reviewer is keen to hear some more music from them.

Neil Daniels

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  June 2017  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 week, 1 day ago
  • Berny : Fireworks #79 out now! Ye Banished Privateers video premiere! 14000 words interview with Harem Scarem! New album and live reviews!
  • Rocktopia Te : 20 new album and 10 new live reviews!
  • Berny : Thanks Rob, review was updated!
  • rocktopiarob : Hi in the Bad For Good review - please replace "Rundgren's absurdly genius guitar playing" with "Davey Johnstone's absurdly genius guitar playing"
  • LeChef : Thumbs up!!!
  • Central Elec : Five new live reviews!
  • Hysteria : Wow! GREAT Abums! What a fantastic read!!! Kudos to you guys for including an album review by "The Hoff". KITT will love it!!! : - )
  • Central Elec : Landmark reviews 4991 - 5000 are online
  • Berny : Landmark reviews 4981 - 4990 are online, have fun! :)
  • Central Elec : Landmark Album Reviews 4971 - 4980 are online.
  • Berny : Check out our EXCLUSIVE interview with AndrĂ© Andersen of ROYAL HUNT!
  • Berny : More information can be found here: «link»
  • Berny : @moorby_vj_li: Many thanks for your purchase. If you bought a physical copy of the magazine, you can download the bonus disc from the menu on top (Fireworks - > Bonus CD 77).
  • moorby_vj_li : Hi All, I have purchased Issue 77 but can not see a link to download the music, where would I go, thank you in advance
  • Berny : GRAVE DIGGER exclusive UK video premiere of 'Lawbreaker'! Check out the news!
  • Berny : The new Fireworks section is now live! In the TOP MENU bar, please navigate to "Fireworks" - > "Fireworks Online" to read interviews with Eclipse, Tokyo Motor Fist, House Of Lords, Art Of Anarchy, Battle Beast & Monster Truck.
  • Berny : Many thanks Casper! :)
  • Casper : Thanks Berny ordered
  • Berny : @Casper @all: Fireworks Magazine #78 news item is now online, bonus interviews will follow this weekend. We have some interesting stuff coming in the next couple of days, including an album reviews special.
  • Casper : Berny
  • Casper : sorry Berny
  • Casper : Sorry Berny
  • Casper : Thanks Benny
  • Berny : @Casper: Fireworks 78 is already avaiable from the Mini % Donwload Stores on Rocktopia. The full press release as well as the updated FW section will be posted tomorrow. Thanks for your patience!
  • Casper : Fireworks 78 any news
  • Berny : @EDUARDVH: Thank you! :)
  • EDUARDVH : THE BEST
  • EDUARDVH : A GREAT MAGAZING
  • Hysteria : Great new reviews guys! :)
  • SeaDog57 : thanks Berny I sent the email

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle