Volbeat - Rock The Rebel, Metal The Devil

"Rock the Rebel, "Metal the Devil." Hmm ... I guess so but but what does that have to do with this band because Volbeat are neither. As opposed to sounding metal, they sound very commercial, maybe like if Metallica and Godsmack got together and tried their hand at making a bad 38 Special album from the early 80's.

This album is technically proficient, well produced, no sour notes or anything, but tough to sit through all the same. Maybe one track is any good at all and that is the second to last track, "You Or Them," and I guess the album opens with some nice slide guitar work at the beginning of "The Human Instrument" but that's about it.

Volbeat's Myspace page says "metal even your mom would like." Well there ya go. Why not get yer grandma to bang her head with us one time? Careful, don't fall and break something!! According to www.room13.com "No song on this album could be considered filler." Uhh... more like every song on this album would have to be considered as filler is more like it!!!

1. The Human Instrument
2. Mr. & Mrs. Ness
3. The Garden's Tale
4. Devil Or The Bluc Cat's Song
5. Sad Man's Tongue
6. River Queen
7. Radio Girl
8. A Moment Forever
9. Soulweeper #2
10. You Or Them
11. BOA (JDM)

Mascot Records
Reviewer: mykke
Feb 26, 2009

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