Jump to content

Krokus - Dirty Dynamite


Grey

Recommended Posts

All of that time spent in the legendary Abbey Road Studio and they come up with an album that sounds completely dull and lifeless - complete with distortion on the low end and absolutely nothing on the high end. I've heard garage recordings that sounded better than this. WTF?

 

Sorry, but audio quality plays a big part in my ability to enjoy music. Wolfgang Puck's food might be delicious, but I'm not enjoying it if it's served on a toilet seat.

 

I can't even find anything worth posting, so here's a random track:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqs1vVgrEW4

 

I loved the last 3 albums, but this one is garbage. My most anticipated release will no doubt be my biggest disappointment this year. Has anyone else heard this? What do you think?

 

/rant

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I absolutely love this release. This sounds like vintage Krokus from the late 70's. This track is a pretty good indication of what you will get on this release. I would say this is in the bottom third as far as tracks on the release go. I hope they keep releasing stuff just like this.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not sure what to say about this....I have always liked Krokus, They have put out sub-par efforts though, and while I liked "Rock the Block" at first, it is actually kind of generic when you remember they put out discs like "Headhunter" and "One Vice at a Time", or even "The Blitz". So I have kind of stopped picking up their stuff. I still like them though, ---and I am sure I would like this record better than anything Def Leppard has put out in 20 years.

 

(Kind of enjoy that 70's Ac/Dc jangling guitar sound on this...I will listen to more and see if it's better...)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This track is just ok. I mean really when you think of all the great music that is coming out each year, this song really is just OK and nothing more IMO. If you love and can't get enough of that classic AC/DC sound then your opinion will definitely differ.

 

Even the lyrics..."All night long, you shake me"....let's see, if I move this word here, and uh, that over there and um, I don't know, where have I heard this before?

 

Anyway, nothing I will get excited about, for others to enjoy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think I got through 3 songs on this one before tuning out. Never been a massive fan of these guys, but half interested. The banality and lyrics and stupidly basic songs got to me so quick when spinning this.

 

If a band constantly does what they do over and over again and you love that style, it's great. But when a band does something okay in the first place and then does it over and over again, it really tends to grate on me. To each their own, anyway, glad people are enjoying this.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Yeah, rather than rate/review every album I hear this year, I'm making a separate list of CDs not worthy of review, and sadly, this is one of them. Having heard it once I know I'll just be dishing out a heap of 5/10's and I seriously just don't want to bother. Painfully (below) average rock CD.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nobody cares about the sound quality? How much could an engineer destroy the music before you decided you couldn't listen to it? Mute the bass? Mix it in mono? Add static so it sounded like it came from an old AM radio?

 

You guys are too forgiving.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Been listening to this one in the car for the last week and really enjoying it. While "Better Than Sex" is the standout track for me, I also really enjoy what they did on their version of The Beatles' "Help". It's so different that I didn't recognize the song 'til the chorus the first time I heard it. I kept thinking, "Damn, I know this song, what is it?" and then when the chorus hit, I was like "Well slap my ass and call me Charlie!"

 

As for the sound quality, I refuse to let production or mastering stop me from enjoying the SONGS that a band has put together for their fans.

 

In this, the digital age, everything is being mastered as LOUD as possible so it will sound good on little Sally Sue's IPOD, with no thought to what might happen when an actual CD is played on a decent sound system. Most any music coming out these days distorts at high volumes, so you tweak and fine tune as best you can, and just enjoy the music... or at least that's what I choose to do.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Been listening to this one in the car for the last week and really enjoying it. While "Better Than Sex" is the standout track for me, I also really enjoy what they did on their version of The Beatles' "Help". It's so different that I didn't recognize the song 'til the chorus the first time I heard it. I kept thinking, "Damn, I know this song, what is it?" and then when the chorus hit, I was like "Well slap my ass and call me Charlie!"

 

As for the sound quality, I refuse to let production or mastering stop me from enjoying the SONGS that a band has put together for their fans.

 

In this, the digital age, everything is being mastered as LOUD as possible so it will sound good on little Sally Sue's IPOD, with no thought to what might happen when an actual CD is played on a decent sound system. Most any music coming out these days distorts at high volumes, so you tweak and fine tune as best you can, and just enjoy the music... or at least that's what I choose to do.

Wow. Thanks for pointing that out about the Help tune. I guess I didn't really listen close enough either to realize it;s the Beatle's track.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Excellent release from the band!!! As Rick mentions, it's just good party rock :guitar:

And catchy as hell...I was singing "She's dirty dynamite" all weekend long...but that was the only line I could remember! :drink2:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As for the sound quality, I refuse to let production or mastering stop me from enjoying the SONGS that a band has put together for their fans.

 

In this, the digital age, everything is being mastered as LOUD as possible so it will sound good on little Sally Sue's IPOD, with no thought to what might happen when an actual CD is played on a decent sound system. Most any music coming out these days distorts at high volumes, so you tweak and fine tune as best you can, and just enjoy the music... or at least that's what I choose to do.

 

Well sure, but there has to be a limit to what you're willing to endure. Is there any point in which you're so distracted by the horrible sound quality, it overrides your ability to enjoy what you're hearing?

 

How bad could I make "Back For the Attack" sound before you'd refuse to listen? Would you enjoy it just the same with clipping, distortion, white noise and no dynamics? How much of that could I introduce before you'd say, "mercy"?

 

Hoodoo, Hellraiser and Rock the Block were plenty compressed, and Hellraiser even had a slight bit of distortion, but it wasn't enough to distract me from the music. This one, however, was too much for me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Posts

    • Cool song. If ADV is strictly hired to play keys, it should be fine. 
    • Ooh, nice!  I'll have to revisit the first album. 
    • Ugh... I hate you so much. You know I hate you, right? ;} I've never seen either iteration. 
    • These are sounding pretty good. 
    • New album out April 26th. SiX By SiX, the progressive power trio comprising Ian Crichton (Saga), Nigel Glockler (Saxon) and Robert Berry (3.2), are pleased to announce the release of their sophomore album ‘Beyond Shadowland’ on InsideOutMusic on 26th April 2024. The band reconvened in Berry’s own Soundtek Studios in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2023 to bend, shape, hammer and caress their diverse musical talents into 11 impressive new tracks.  With this album, they continue to define and build upon their unique melodic space, welding guitar-driven rock, metal and prog into a unique and powerful sonic setting. Tracks: 1. Wren 2. The Arms of a Word 3. Can’t Live Like This 4. Obiliex 5. Only You Can Decide 6. Titans 7. Outside Looking In 8. Spectre 9. Sympathise 10. One Step 11. The Mission Vinyl-only bonus tracks: 1. SiX By SiX Orchestra Medley 2. The Arms of a Word (Instrumental) 3. Honor Bridge 4. The Mission (Instrumental)    
    • Press release: Newman are pleased to announce the follow up to 2021’s ”Into The Monsters’ Playground”, the UK Melodic Rock band was formed back in 1997 by Steve Newman and quickly gained a great reputation after releasing their debut, and subsequent ”One Step Closer” albums. A string of high quality releases have ensued throughout the last 20 years insuring a strong and loyal following. Highly respected by fans and fellow musicians alike, this new album will add to the bands great legacy and underline the reason why Newman are considered to be one of the UK’s top Melodic Rock artists. The new album tentatively titled ”Colour In Sound” will be the bands 14th studio album and will be released through AOR BLVD Records in May. Artwork will be revealed soon as well as the first single accompanied by a video in the next few weeks, watch this space.
    • Imagine a world where Andrew Wood didn’t die and Mother Love Bone was still creating awesome music!
    • “My Icarian Flight” featuring the one and only ADV 😜  
    • lol, this was my thought process too. What about Confess?! I like both bands, but not at the expense of one of them. 
    • I do have to give him credit for sounding exactly the same as he did in 1989...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.