There Is No Darkness In This Record

ALBUM TITLE                        :        LAST OF OUR KIND

ARTIST                                   :        THE DARKNESS

GENRE                                    :        HARD ROCK

DATE RELEASED                   :        2015

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While some of the tracks in this 4th album of British hard rock band quite dated in terms of musical approach, you will find that many of the tracks in here are quite engaging.  Yes, you might find that some songs were inspired from seventies rock or you might find the vocals very Dennis de Young and the wailing of guitars sounds like guitar riffs from “Smoke on The Water” or “Highway Star.”  There is no problem with that for as long as the rock songs in here sounds like rock music which is the problem of many contemporary rock music where you can never tell if it is rock, pop, or EDM.

The first song “Barbarian” set the mood for the whole album.  The song is a showcase of what this rock band can do.  High drama narrative lyrics, unpretentious wordings, good musical hooks and structure, and very satisfactory rock performance.  You can just imagine already how the band will perform all the songs in this album live at that.  Aside from the first song, you will find “Sarah O’ Sara very good to listen over and over again, last of our kind feels like an 80’s movie soundtrack but still not dated to listen to, and “Hammer and Tongs” is like a subversive anthem.

This album is indeed a treat compared with most rock music offered today.  I rate this record 3.5stars out 5 stars.

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it

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