The Man from the Moon
Rocket Attack

This is going to be a hard album for me to review because being a professional demands more than just saying this sounds like bad AC-DC with really weak vocals. Imagine the Snake of the last few Voivod albums during a fit of whining and you have an idea of what I’m dealing with trying to listen to this. He does employ random vocal effects throughout though I don’t know what he means to do with them. I think he’s trying to create some kind of atmosphere when he does this, or maybe he just wishes to camouflage that fact that he’s quite bad at singing.

Mimo Moberg, who is The Man from the Moon, handles everything on this album and it is my opinion that he needs some outside help. The music rips off a lot of good older bands, there is also some Judas Priest and later Tiamat in here, sadly it gets undermined by his really weak vocals. He vacillates between a mild drone and some flat out whining, neither of which benefits the album by any stretch. Combine this with a lot of softer material, that is occasionally drenched in the most awful of keyboards and you have a disaster captured forever on plastic. I honestly have no idea why Black Mark wasted their time with this cock-rock resurrection. This only comes off even worse given that before this I was listening to Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy. The contrast in my head just makes it worse for Mimo. Now if you don’t mind I’m going drink heavily and put on some real rock. Thin Lizzy, I’ll come running back to you after this abortion.

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Written by Kyle Huckins
September 30th, 2008

Comments

  1. Commented by: gabaghoul

    yep it’s official: Erik hates you.


  2. Commented by: Timshel

    That cover looks an awful lot like the cover to Killing Joke’s Pandemonium.


  3. Commented by: swampthang

    damns you guys have been reviewing lots of shit lately


  4. Commented by: Kyle

    I also tend to get the crap albums out of the way first, save the best for last so the light is at the end of the tunnel. Unless you don’t like Motörhead and Torche in which case you’re fucking weak anyway.


  5. Commented by: Dimaension X

    I also hated Snake’s vocals over the past few Voivod albums (the s/t album was just boring!). Weak vocals can ruin a potentially good album. This album shows how they can utterly destroy an already not-so-great album.


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