- I won't take it song by song, but I'm going to give my general point
of view about BTB. The recording and the quality of sound is 3 or 4
times better that the previous album. The songs are
more "complicated" technically, but are so well recorded. It's a
feeling about Hard Rock and Heavy Metal that we have when we listen
to the album, the guitars and the drums take some sounds of it. For
the guitar's lover, this album is an album to get for sure. Robb
takes some unusual beats that shows again that he can drums on
anything and it sounds great! The ballads are not bad at all, Lips
sings pretty good on the ballads. I've been amazed by the guitars,
the way that they're arranged or played. I see this album partially
metal and mostly Hard rock. And I love the Hard Rock part, because it
brings back a music that disappears almost. We can hear some hard
rock on FM radio stations in the "Classics", but it's so good to
listen to some new one like on Back to Basics There's metal songs and
they're good, but my preference goes to songs like "Bottom
Feeder", "Can't catch me", "You get what you pay for " "Song of pain"
really reminds me "Metal on Metal" melodies. Style "Scenery + tag
team baby", it seems that the song has been composed in the same time
that they were in the same mood. The whole album gives a very nice
feeling to not skip a song The ballads are well set on the playlist.
Very very interesting.
Most of the melodies are excellent. Some will give you some feedback.
If you like the feedback it's good for you Personally, my favorite
guitarist was Page after it was Lips. Now that Page sleeps, Lips is
my number 1!! I will always prefer to hear what he may compose (to
create is the reason to be for an artist) as a melody, instead what
he may add to a known old song to make it sound better. Anyway, the
rest of the album is extremely pleasant to listen to.
As a fan, when I buy ANVIL I'm waiting for songs that will sound like
Anvil, not another band. I'm talking about "The Chainsaw". This is my
frank and honest opinion.
This album will be high rated, higher that SGS. It's fresh, different
and it will be released just before the summer. The songs would fit
perfectly with the summer time.