ADRENALINE MOB — Adrenaline Mob (review)

ADRENALINE MOB — Adrenaline Mob album cover EP · 2011 · Groove Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
Coffin Joe
...For all you psychosane grooveheads out there...

The expectations for this release can be measured on an astronomical scale. When you have both Portnoy of Dream Theater & Allen of Symphony X joining forces, you are damn right to expect something freakin' awesome.

Yes, the EP is insanely good! So you can go purchase it now, and skip the rest of the review if you like.

If you are still reading on, what can you expect from this ep? Portnoy & Allen is smart enough not to release a progressive record. Instead, you get the heaviest groove metal recorded in a very long time. The throne of groove metal have not been claimed since Pantera disbanded. Sure, there's a lot of wanna be Pantera bands out there, but it's a genre in dire need of some new adrenaline! Adrenaline Mob more than delivers, and could easily be crowned the new kings of groove metal. Every track is a solid groove-fest. Tightly played & paying homage to the roots of groove metal, while still pushing the genre forward. Russels voice is spot on, and he really adds another level to the music - I would go so far as comparing him to the likes of Ronnie James Dio! Portnoy holds back on his progressive drumming, delivering solid rock drumming instead, which only underlines the bands effort to play infectious groove-metal & not prog. metal.

I can only really complain about one thing - the fact we only get 5 tracks, is not nearly enough to satisfy my hunger for more.

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adg211288 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Nils Patrik Johansson (Wuthering Heights, Astral Doors) is another that can be very like Dio (at other times nothing alike as well). On topic, I've got to check this EP out!
more than 2 years ago
Certainly. If you like that kind of singing, you might like Apollo from Firewind or the singer from Pertness.
Coffin Joe wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Yeah! He's among the top vocalists around
more than 2 years ago
Very fortunate that Russell Allen's voice is comparable to that of Dio when there's a cover version of a Dio-era Black Sabbath song ;-)

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