AC/DC — For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) (review)

AC/DC — For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) album cover Album · 1981 · Hard Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
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AC/DC salute you...

Genre: hard rock / heavy metal

As with "Back in Black", "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" is one of the finest hard rock releases ever, and pretty falls under the metal genre album rather than the bluesey boogie rock style associated with AC/DC's ealier albums - it should be mentioned that ther are plenty of blues influences on "For Those About to Rock" though.

As with "Back in Black", there really is no weak song on "For Those About to Rock", and especially "Let's Get It Up", "Inject The Venom", "Snowballed", "Evil Walks", and the, by AC/DC standards, slightly quirky "Breaking the Rules" are all based on riffs that are super catchy, while "Night Of The Long Knives", the title track, "Spellbound" with its slightly darker athmosphere show that the Young borhters are able to write heavy songs without them necessarily being blues-driven.

Apart from the title track, this album does not really contain any anthemic songs, but I'd still argue that it's one of the best releases within the realm of traditional heavy metal, and it belongs in any metalhead's collection.
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