Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
2010 'comeback' album from the Swiss Metal monsters. Hoodoo, the band's 13th album, is 100% pure Rock as only Krokus can deliver. The band's line-up on Hoodoo includes Marc Storace (vocals), Chris von Rohr (bass), Fernando... more »
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2010 'comeback' album from the Swiss Metal monsters. Hoodoo, the band's 13th album, is 100% pure Rock as only Krokus can deliver. The band's line-up on Hoodoo includes Marc Storace (vocals), Chris von Rohr (bass), Fernando von Arb (lead guitar), Mark Kohler (guitar) and Freddy Steady (drums). Columbia.
S. B. Prenda | 03/27/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a Krokus fan since 1984 and have purchased a few of their discs along the way. Many times, the band was just a combination of who-evers. This latest disc has the old band reunited and I must say I am pleasantly surprised. Vocalist Marc Storace is top notch, hauntingly similar to Bon Scott at various spots...which is a good thing. I purchased the 2 disc set. The dvd is nice to have but no big deal. Many times, you can hear sound check going on as the interviews are being conducted. The first track, Drive it in, speaks of sex and rock n roll...great combo. Hoodoo Woman rocks leading into the classic Born to be Wild which they do very well. Rock n Roll Handshake has a cool guitar rhythm. The entire disc just sounds great and Storace's voice is in fine form. Shot of Love sounds like a Highway to Hell clone. You can hear yourself singing AC/DC's classic right along to this tune. I'm sure the guys were aiming for this similarity...it's undeniable. If you have been a fan, don't let this one pass you by. The groove is back!"
Krokus Is Back: Sort Of
LawrenceSvetlana | USA | 03/25/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off, I love Krokus, I love the band, I was listening to them back in the day when heavy metal was nothing but a sign (sometimes right, sometimes false) of being drugged-out useless bits of flesh society would never find a use for. That's why I think it's even that much more important that I be honest in this review. I can't say this is the best cd they've put; I can't even say it's better than their last one. I can say that I'm glad to see the original band reuinted. They're calling this cd their first in twenty years, but they've been recording with bits and pieces of the original band that - and for many years now - have been putting out high-level, top-notch products. But, in hailing this as "the return of classic rock," the way I see it, they're trying to forget or distance themselves from Hellraiser because its younger members took them in new, energetic directions that were powerful but different from the "Metal Rendezvous" or "One Vice At A Time" era guys. But, heck, Marc Storace's not even the original vocalist for Krokus! I love these guys, I love the band, and I paid tons of money for the limited cd/dvd combo. But, in all honesty, the first five songs sound like what people in their most cynical mode are going to call Krokus: a band that plays gigs for middle-aged Harley hogheads. Which might be a darn fine thing in your book. And I know they're so, so much better than that. But if that's the kind of thing you're looking for, if you pump your fist everytime you hear "Born To Be Wild," well, I guess you'll love this. But I got tired of hearing about women "sliding up and down the pole" and the battle cry of "grabbing the girl in the red dress" and "the black dress" and " no dress" and telling her "Let's drive it in!" I hated it, but I laughed out loud at the "heavy metal handshake" ("Gimme a rock-n-roll handshake, set your spirit free, gimme me a rock-n-roll handshake, turn around and slap on one on me!") that sounded like some church song gone bad or a Fifth Grade Third-Grader-Hater's-Club handshake ritual, and, I swear to you, it had a neon-lighted-disco-jive guitar riff as the major element of its chorus. The second half of the cd, however, sounds like the Krokus I used to know, the Headhunter-era Krokus. So I gues they're doing things right. And, I don't if this was his intent or not, but Storace does an awesome, amazing Bon Scott imitation on "Keep Me Rolling;" sounds just like him, and that's an awesomely eery thing; loved it. All in all, this is just sort of a mixed bag. I did find myself tapping my fingers to tunes in spite of myself, and "Ride Into The Sun" is an awesome, tough-spirited ballad, almost reminiscent of something like "Screaming In The Night." The last four songs are all out rockers, very credible stuff. They're back, they've got this cd under their wheels, and maybe they've got some days ahead that'll blow the lights out. If you're wondering about the dvd, you get to hear all the guys talking about getting together again, how the years in between effected them, and how the studio recording went. It's for diehard fans only. You get a few live clips."
Best Krokus Album Since One Vice At A Time
T. Elder | 03/27/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a Krokus fan since I first heard Long Stick Goes Boom on the radio back in the 80's. Bought that album and loved it.
Ever since then, each album seemed to impress me less and less as time went by.
So I wasn't expecting much out of this one. But when I heard the first track I was blown away. The whole album, from the guitars to the vocals to the drums, sounds very similar to One Vice, but with better production. Even some of the guitar riffs have the same One Vice sound to them. Some would say this is a bad thing, but I'm tickled that they went back to basics.
If you like that classic Krokus sound from back in the day, you'll love this album."