Apparently titling their first album It's Not The End was a bit of foreshadowing for Italy's Badmotorfinger. They return this year with a new EP, Heroes, a mixed bag of six songs.
Also, apparently, in the last three years, Badmotorfinger's creative juices could only produce three new songs: Hidden Heroes, Needle In My Vein, and Badmotorfinger. These songs are a continuation of the band's crossover heavy rock and metal, kind of metalized early Nineties grunge (ergo the Soundgarden reference). Hidden Heroes sounds suspiciously like a Metallica song, if that iconic band drifted more towards heavy rock. The namesake song, Badmotorfinger, is probably the best song here. Essentially, it's a heavy rock song with lots of groove, big riffs, and a good melody.
The other three are lifted from their debut album. There's a new version of No Second Chance. What the difference is, I couldn't tell you as I don't remember that album after three years and nearly 1,000 reviews in between. It's a fast heavy rocker with a fine guitar solo. The last two songs are acoustic versions of Afterlife and Rebel. I'm guessing, in the past three years, there's been times when Badmotorfinger had to adapt to a venue and do an acoustic set. Suffice to say, they also sound fine, if anything having a lot of energy, especially Rebel.
In the end, I'm rather ambivalent about Heroes. The band had three years to work, surely they could have given us a new full-length album. Nevertheless, if you're a fan of Badmotorfinger, I can recommend Heroes for your heavy metal rock consumption.
I'm rather ambivalent about Heroes. The band had three years to work, surely they could have given us a new full-length album. Nevertheless, if you're a fan of Badmotorfinger, I can recommend Heroes for your heavy metal rock consumption.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]