Yesterday was the release of Adrenaline Mob's first full length album. I'd heard a few songs from last year's EP and had an idea of where they were going, but I had slightly higher hopes.
If you haven't heard of them yet and you like your hard rock, I won't kill it for your ears and just let you listen to the song. What's in store is some decent Hard Rock that might make you want to smash something.
Give it a shot.
I heard this right at the beginning and I thought it was a great way to start. Hopefully not the best track on the album but at this point it's got my attention and that's exactly what I wanted from it.
I was starting to get pumped too, this track was motivating enough. I'd already heard the next one as it's on the EP, but Psychosane continued to get me in the mood to jump up and while sporting a mean face. So far so good.
Now I'm not gonna say either of those songs are the best of the album, but after hearing the rest of Omertá I was a little disappointed.
It's still a decent album, but after the first few songs it starts getting a little predictable, a little cheesy. I hoped otherwise, though. I hoped that the following song, Indifferent, was just the slow track on the album. That was followed by the album's actual slow track, All On The Line.
At this point I was hoping for a roller coaster effect. Starts off strong, slows down, then speeds back up into something I can really sink my teeth into. And I mean no offense to the first two songs, but they were just teasers to me. They were hope for something more, so I really needed that pick-me-up and it never came.
Now it's cool that a lot of review sites are saying the album is great and that what they're doing is amazing, but I'm not a reviewer, I just write my opinion. My opinion for Omertá is that it's just a little too much like other Hard Rock albums.
I seriously think the only reason people are praising this is because of the all-star line-up. While I acknowledge that their talents are obvious here, I don't think their creations are all that stunning. It's a fun album, but it's not even trying to get me to listen twice.
By all means though, if you enjoyed any of the songs I linked to today you should give the album a chance. I just think it falls short.