Label: Retroactive Records - RAR7850 • Format: CD • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Heavy Metal
Many who remember Bill Menchen and Simon Tyler a. Keith Miles from the short-lived rock band Final Axe know these guys mean business when it comes down to rocking out in the name of Jesus. Formed in and shortly departed after a final tour inTitanic returned to their music roots in and went on to record their second album Screaming In Silence. InSimon was replaced by David St. Andrews on lead vocals to record their best album to date, Full Steam Ahead.
Upon listening to their first track, "Ocean of Blood," you will notice more of a departure from the speed metal days of Final Axe and more of a slower, Iron Maiden-based hard rock style. The lyrics are not well-written, but anyone can see that Titanic had their hearts in the right place. Bill's guitar work cannot be denied as being Nail* - Voodoo EP more than pure heavy metal brilliance.
However, despite a great effort on his part, Robert did not offer anything new or different to the bonus tracks from what Tim Palmatier and David White had previously offered. Plus, hearing the newly revised songs "Ocean of Blood" and "I Am Watching You" a second time to pick out the different drumbeats Robert Sweet performed compared to the previous versions seemed a bit much. The other complaint is a lack of a strong chorus on certain tracks.
Hearing Simon Tyler repeat a very short chorus to the songs "Hollywood Blvd," "Nightmare" and "Gods of War" at least three times becomes annoying very quickly and often makes you question the band's creativity. A good album with a few poorly structured songs in the mix is nothing new, and these songs certainly stand out the most on Titanic's first greatest hits release.
Now, is Wreckage a complete waste of time? Absolutely Freakshow Feat. Robert Sweet - Titanic - Wreckage (The Best Of & The Rest Of). There are definitely a number of great heavy metal songs on this album, six to be exact. You also have seven poorly written songs, two of them are average, and four bonus tracks that do not add much.
Some good metal songs appear on this release, but it's best to check out the band's website and myspace page prior to purchasing this album. Wreckage should appeal the most to die-hard fans of Titanic, Final Axe, and Stryper. JFH Staff Review. JFH Sponsor Spot. Music News Headlines. Amy Grant, Michael W. Search JFH. Music Out This Week. New Music Reviews. New Indie Reviews. New Movie Reviews. Free MP3 Downloads.
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