Even in our wildest dreams we could never have imagined that we would see an era when the 80’s metal sound would be back for good. BOOZE CONTROL from Germany are one of these new bands that have answered the call of traditional metal sound and they grabbed their instruments and are ready to offer us 80’s heavy metal tunes in their own way.
THE COVER: The cover looks cool and it is sci-fi oriented. I think that you can say that it draws inspiration from 80’s cartoons like Transformers and movies like The Terminator. It shows the back of a female warrior that holds guns on both hands and is ready to confront a huge robot. The painting also has a western feeling and I mean the duel between the machine and the human.
MUSICAL STYLE: As I have written above BOOZE CONTROL is a new band that answered the call of the 80’s heavy metal sound. If I want to be more specific, I have to say that these guys love the N.W.O.B.H.M. sound, but they also don’t forget that they are Germans too and so they pay their respect to the musical legacy of their country too. In a short way I can say that BOOZE CONTROL give us a taste of how N.W.O.B.H.M. would sound if it was created in Germany.
COMPOSITIONS: In the sophomore release of BOOZE CONTROL that has the straight to the point title “Heavy Metal” you will find 10 compositions of traditional heavy metal whose their riffs and melodies are baptized in the 80’s sound. The main characteristics of the band’s sound are the memorable twin leads and melodies and of course the successful “marriage” between the 80’s British and German metal sound.
CONCLUSION: The sense that BOOZE CONTROL gave me while I was listening to their album was not of a young band that tries to imitate its metal gods, but a band of heavy metal veterans that still have the same passion for the heavy metal sound as in the start of their career. I think that this is a great achievement for the band, but their greatest is this album which can move every fan of the 80’s metal sound.