Red Eye - Vardis

...it is damn not expertly, and it is not metal

Vardis has made a solid blues-rock album with a few metal elements. It is actually not bad, but it's like that all the time, in every number, just missing one or the other. Either lagging riffs, or also lacks the heaviness and bottom in music, as in the song "Hold Me", which starts with a very bold, noisy and dusty blues-like intro and then turns into a very disappointing all-too-popped heart-pain-rhyming the european pallet-blues song that belongs in a øltelt at an amusement park.

Other songs, such as "Paranoia Strikes", which belongs, certainly, not at home in such a place, so we have to do with a true bastard, who didn't really belong anywhere. Either will Vardis too much differently and mastered for a bit, or they've basically not had material enough for their comeback, and has gone on compromise with the quality of 2-3 of the songs. At least. No matter what, then there is good to come by, but also pretty much dirt to jump over. It is a little confusing, but there is more good than bad. A little bit more.

6 confused and perplekse skulls, who doesn't quite know what to think about it all it can be.

Vardis are re-emerging, to the great joy – one must presume – for their fans. If they get new fans with this comebackalbum is an open question. This reviewer has in each case been given something to think about

Resurgent Vardis has not knocked all the rust of

Nordengelske Vardis is pladeaktuelle with the album Red Eye. I must confess that Vardis was unknown territory for me, so I started to read up a little on the lesson. Here I learned that the band started in the 70's, inspired by both glam, punk and blues, and they have supposedly been to identify The New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and thus inspire bands like Metallica and Megadeth.

It sounds great, and one is hopeful. But this is, after all, a genopstandelsesalbum from a band that has been around for a few decades – and so not even in the original line-up. So what can you expect?

Start of the dirt, rescues the honour, but...

The album opens with the title track "Red Eye" – a number I do not understand is allowed to lend its name to an entire album, as it is far from being the album's best. It is not iconic, and it is not special in any way, except to be in class of waddle. So, there are fortunately more goods in the "Paranoia Strikes", which actually has quite a few quality. It has something ominous about it and is quite smooth.

On the whole, a common denominator for the album, that the music really is approved, albeit sometimes a little gumpetung. Singer and guitarist Steve Zodiac delivers the riffs and especially the 'soli', which is awesome. Actually solos are seriously almost the album worth it. Blues-style on the delicious way and still hard, without ever being too long. The vocals are, however, at times strangely uninterested, while the other numbers are very present and gets something added important.

In the course of the album, there is actually very little that gets me to think "it was here, Dave Mustaine and James Hetfield was inspired to make thrash!". There is more Creedence Clearwater Revival than it, that is just fat and on edge, but the album is actually highly up after a coughing start, where, in particular, numbers such as "Back to School" and "200 M. P. H" lifts the level and tastes slightly of metal. A little.


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