ALBUM BLACK BUBBLING OOZE
LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS
OUT July 31st, 2020
OUR RATING 85/100
After two albums STARBLIND, from Sweden, changed singer in 2016. The new choice, Marcus S. Olkerud, was brilliant on third album.
An album that already shows the direction of where the quintet is headed with their fourth work ‘Black Bubbling Ooze’, out on PURE STEEL RECORDS on July 31st.
The first feelings listening to this platter are about a clear and truly powerful production which exalts the amazing job of rhythm section, with roaring bass and drums both pressing and dynamic.
Wonderful twin guitar runs by the duo Björn Rosenblad and Johan “J.J” Jonasson are another trademark of the their sound.
In addition vocals enrich eight compositions into the classic and true Heavy Metal style.
Of course, comparisons to IRON MAIDEN are clear, but they’re able to provide a personal touch.
If ONE OF US they shows more rockin’ vibes, with AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS we can find a ton of classic HM with solo parts always inspired and brilliant textures.
Runaway and gallops in HERE I AM, while CRYSTAL TEARS grows second after second.
THE MAN OF THE CROWD is one of our favs, followed by ROOM 101.
THE RECKONING is a song more epic, opened by a great arpeggio, really fancy, before THE YOUNG MAN, which ends in the best way this great platter.
SURELY TO SUGGEST!
1. One Of Us
2. At The Mountain Of Madness
3. Here I Am
4. Crystal Tears
5. The Man Of The Crowd
6. Room 101
7. The Reckoning
8. The Young Man
Marcus Sannefjord Olkerud VC
Björn Rosenblad GT
Johan Jonasson GT KB
Daniel Tillberg BG
Zakarias Wikner DR