Friday, February 10, 2012

PICTURE: "Warhorse"

Rating: 8/10

Label: Artist Station Records 2011

Review by Martien Koolen

This Dutch metal/rock band started their career 30 years ago and who cannot sing along to classic metal tracks like: "Diamond Dreamer", "Bombers", "Eternal Dark" and
"Heavy Metal Ears"? In the beginning of 2008 Picture made an unexpected come back on the metal front and in 2009 they released a brand new album called "Old Dogs New Tricks".

So, Picture was back and now they present their latest work "Warhorse"; a
good old-fashioned hard rock/metal album filled with 12 brand new songs and one oldie; "Eternal Dark", the song from 1983 is added as a bonus. Eleven of the twelve
songs are up tempo hard hitting metal songs with rough, sometimes aggressive, vocals from Pete Lovell. Guitar pickers Peter Bourbon and Mike Ferguson come up with some massive guitar walls and their solos are mostly fast but melodic. The only resting point on the album is the power ballad "I Think I Lost My Way", which is almost a metal anthem.

My favourite songs are: "The Price I Pay" and the excellent opener "Battle Plan". Play at maximum volume and be ready to get blown away; Picture is back and the whole metal world will know it!!


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