Todays Review comes from the powerhouse that is Classic rock magazine!
It seems the new album Split Mr Domes opinion down the middle! But here at SKAM HQ we are happy to hear all opinions…
We just might not agree with them!
Usually, bands load thier best track on at the start of an album. Which is why so many fade away after the fourth or fifth track. But Leicester’s SKAM have gone against convention by putting a lot of mediocre material into the first half of their second album. Its a ll competently dull. Songs which disappear from memory as soon as they, erm, disappear.
But just as you are ready to write off PEACEMAKER, it bursts into life with the groove grab of ‘The Wire’, and builds from there. ‘Fortune favours the brave’ sparkles with a caustic riff, ‘The Prince’ is close on being a modern day pop rock masterpiece, and ‘Lets Get Rocked’ has priapic vibe that belies the cliched title. Why didn’t SKAM start with this lot and grab everyones attention? Who knows. But once they get going, this mix of the temperance movement and early Leppard really fires.
Malcolm Dome 6/10
We would be interested to hear your thoughts on this one, Temperance Movement and Leppard, Sound interesting!
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