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Artist:

Duke, The

Album:

My Kung Fu Is Good

Year: 2005
Format: CD
Label: Spitfire
Genre: [Modern Rock/Metal]
Overall Rating: 7.5
Music: 7.0
Production: 8.0


Rich Park Ward (Stuck Mojo, Fozzy) is also known as the Duke, since some German heavy metal writer declared him as "the Duke of Modern Rock". Surprisingly enough his album "My Kung Fu Is Good" isn't as hard rocking as one might expect (especially, if one considers how heavy the new Fozzy album is)...

Musically "My Kung Fu Is Good" is a blend of convivial modern rock and metal. However, the material resides more on the mellow side rather than heavy metal. As with most modern rock acts, The Duke's songs aren't too innovative. Regardless, as a happy-go-lucky entertainment this album is quite good... I'm sure that "My Kung Fu Is Good" goes down with the audience rather well.

The sounds on this album are rather fitting. The soundscape is surprisingly warm, which isn't too common with the releases falling under the category of modern rock. Also the mastering has been handled skilfully, so the mix isn't squashed. Nonetheless, in my view the drums should have sounded better.

Overall impression of this album is somewhat colourless... the Duke just doesn't stand out from the rest of the bands in this genre. In spite of all, the Duke is as good choice as any other act, so be sure to give this album a try.

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- MAGE (June 7th, 2005)



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(Ward, Richard Park 'the Duke': Guitars, Vocals)
Producer: Unavailable
Mixing by: Unavailable
Mastering by: Unavailable
TRACKLIST:
Duke, The - My Kung Fu Is Good  CD  Cover Image
01. I Give to You
02. Immune
03. Used to Be
04. Summer
05. Suicide Machine
06. Running
07. Show You the Way
08. Breathe
09. Back to You
10. This Moment

Length: 39:26
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