|THE LIZARDS: "Cold
Blooded Kings" the
review by Dimitris "Heartcollector83" Theodoropoulos____
a very short time The Lizards release their brand new studio album and
after many careful listens i can clearly say that it's their best work
was a great singer and he suited the band a lot but his replacement,
Mike DiMeo (formerly of the heavy metal group Riot) brought new elements to the band.
album starts with Opal Crest Of Zed, a strange title but what a
great song, i am sure this one will surely rock when played live.
self titled song of the album, Cold Blooded
Kings, is next and is another classic Lizards song with a
pretty cool chorus.
A Ride is a very beautiful ballad, i can imagine this one
with Garner on the vocals but Mike's singing takes the song to new
heights. I could go on and on commenting on
Bobby's drumming on the album, but i will say in a few words that this
is by far the best performing of his career for a very long time. I
could even go on and compare his drumming with his days in Rainbow. The
production helps Bobby's playing to be heard clearly and his ideas are
very clever and unique in a way.
is a another great track which starts as a ballad
but turns out as a bluesy rock tune with some awesome guitar work
Star is quite a happy tune, with some very nice piano work
and a pleasant melody all way through the song. A
song that would make anyone's mood better.
next song Hyperspace (named after
their label's name?) starts with Randy playing a harmonica
solo and then the guitar riff kicks in. It's an instrumental song
and a very good one. Brilliant work done by all of the band.
Matter is a heavier song with some funky moments and another
good track overall.
next song is probably a self describing song of the band called We
Are Dinosaurs. A slow and groovy tune with interesting
experimentations from the band.
song that closes the album is Magic Cloud.
A short in duration song but a great melodic composition with Randy's
in all, we have Lizards’ 3rd album and the best so far. I
didn’t really find any songs that weren’t interesting and the
drumming from Bobby is incredible. Mike’s voice has suited the
band very well and he is a great addition to their sound. Randy’s bass
is always a guarantee for a pumping rhythm and Patrick’s guitar licks
never fail to astound me. I am really curious for the band’s next
studio album, will they manage to keep up this frantic creativity
they’re on? Those of you who have the chance to catch them on tour do
so, I am sure they won’t disappoint you and be sure to hear Cold
Blooded Kings before so you are well prepared for a classic hard rock
show in the American way.
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