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Artist:

Megattack

Album:

Save the Nations

Year: 2005
Format: CD
Label: Megattack Publishing
Genre: [Hard Rock/Hair Metal]
Overall Rating: 7.0
Music: 7.5
Production: 7.0


Good ol' hard rock never dies, eh? Well, Megattack has been on a hiatus for nearly 20 years, but last year the group decided in favour of comeback with the release of "Save the Nations". This record consists of ten hard-hitting hard rock/hair metal tunes that actually manage to adjust the listener's mindset to the eighties. The music is fairly similar to that of Dio's, Ozzy Osbourne's and Alice Cooper's, though there's also a hint of originality among the influences - for example, the title track's intro has a groove similar to Chick Corea.

The guitarwork of Gough and Hultquist is enthralling, and especially the melodically inclined solos are rather appealing to listen. The quality of song material on this record is quite steady, though some songs make stronger impression than others... amazingly there are quite a few really catchy tunes with memorable choruses, which won't leave one's head for a while. In addition, Rick Jackson's voice has a somewhat charismatic rasp to it that further strengthens the impact.

The production on this record is fairly moderate, though fitting to the genre. Partly the lyrics are a bit cheesy, as with the "It's magic" chorus on the second track (a song that otherwise had quite good lyrics). Nonetheless, the songs are quite enjoyable to listen, and slight cheesiness regarding lyrics has always belonged to the eighties' hair metal scene. Overall, Megattack's comeback album should please most listeners of hard rock and hair metal.

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- MAGE (May 4th, 2006)



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LINE-UP:
Hultquist, Parrish: Guitars & Vocals
Sorenson, Bryan: Drums & Vocals
Bettinson, Richard: Bass & Vocals
Jackson, Rick (a.k.a. The Jack): Lead Vocals
Gough, Jay (a.k.a. Ozlo, Jake): Guitars & Vocals
Producer: Unavailable
Mixing by: Unavailable
Mastering by: Unavailable
TRACKLIST:
Megattack - Save the Nations  CD  Cover Image
01. Atomaton
02. Magic
03. Save the Nations
04. Watching You
05. Bad Enough
06. Where Do We Go Now
07. Cheat to Win
08. Earthshaker
09. Poison the Love
10. Miracles

Length: 39:41
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