Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Rock the Block
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
The true champions of hard & heavy rock, the proud Swiss nationals Krokus give the American bands a good reason to fear the Swiss. The time has come with 'Rock The Block' which is the newest building stone in a career whic... more »
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The true champions of hard & heavy rock, the proud Swiss nationals Krokus give the American bands a good reason to fear the Swiss. The time has come with 'Rock The Block' which is the newest building stone in a career which has already lasted more than a quarter of a century. Between the end of the 70s & the beginning of the 90s this Swiss rock group was famous with more than 10 million crazy fans in America. The group reformed around the founding member Fernando Von Arb with the new exceptional singer Marc Storace. His voice is the most magnificent of the group & emblematic of the golden age of Krokus. The sound of Krokus in 2003 is without equal, loyal to the their early style, full of familiar riffs & refrains which are re-energized. A comeback across the Atlantic is pre ordained. Let there be rock! Warner. 2003.
This album is unbelievable!
George Dionne | Cape Cod, MA | 10/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What's good about it?
Krokus is still around and believe it or not, better than ever. They've learned the basic rock formula and worked it to it's fullest potential. "Mad World" employs a simple rock riff into a rather catchy tune about our unbalanced society. "Leading the Pack" starts off with a commanding yell and repetitive lick as Storace and company announce that Krokus is back and taking charge. They even find a way to name drop Shakira. "I Want It All" slows the tempo down a bit, but has some great melodies to it.
There's arena rock riffage-a-plenty on "Go My Way", accented by some bluesy pentatonics. Angus Young's influence is plastered all over "Raise Your Hands"; simple power chords and three chord changes. There's only so many ways you can say a woman's pissed off, but Krokus has topped them all with "Throwing Her China". At first I laughed at it, but now I can't get it out of my head. The high-energy anthem "Rock the Block" closes out the album.
Alright, "We'll Rise" sucks, but that's it.
Yeah, I've ragged on Krokus a lot over the years, but this album is unbelievable. I never realized how much they sounded like AC/DC, and not a bad version of AC/DC like Jet. Plenty of great rock riffs and anthems. The old boys still got it.
Bon Scott would be proud
Metal Pete | Florida | 11/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album reminds me of AC/DC's 'Razor's Edge' cd (if you like that one, you will LOVE this one), but on some of the songs Marc sounds just like Bon Scott--and that is a GOOD thing!! It's the closest thing you will find, that's for sure.
Elements of Dirty Looks and Ratt sneak into the sound, too.
The heavy rhythm at times especially reminds me of Dirty Looks.
Every song is worthwhile, and even though the first three tracks are strong, the second half of the album is EVEN STRONGER! There is no filler here. It is a strangely uplifting album, with thoughtful lyrics at times but always the hard crunch that us metalheads live by.
If ever it was worth 25 bucks to buy a cd, this is it. Don't hesitate if you like AC/DC, Ratt, Dirty Looks, or old Krokus. You'll be pleasantly surprised to see this old Swiss band still has fuel and delivers the goods (in spades!) at last."
Out of the ball park! HOME RUN
defleppardfan65 | Daytona Beach, Florida | 07/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If thia cd had been released in the mid 80's, krokus would been as big as def leppard or van halen. this is the album they needed back then to break them into superstardom, too bad it's 20 years late, but better late than never!. 20 years later and still have'nt waivered from their sound or formula, and why should they, if it's not broke DONT FIX IT!! alot of 80's bands putting cd's out nowdays have not figured that out yet. i'm listening to this cd as i write and all i have to say is what an amazing cd, absolutely awesome in all regards. this is a MUST cd for anybody who's a fan of Krokus or 80's metal. i've been a Krokus fan since 1980 and they have never sounded better than they do on this cd, and hope they keep it up, i've missed them! LETS ROCK THE BLOCK IN THE MILLENIUM!!!"