Fireworks

CD Reviews

Aztek - 'Dream Dealer' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/b0/b1/13/aztek-dream-dealer-63-1522354443.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     March 29, 2018    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
2620   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

Genre

An "okay" album that won't set the world on fire, but there is room for them to grow. Maybe next time.

I quote, "Aztek are a Progressive Rock band from Aalborg, Denmark. They play music influenced by Opeth, Jeff Buckley and Led Zeppelin, but their music is actually rooted in the Classic Rock sound". Another highly accurate bio write-up?! Progressive? No. Classic Rock? Maybe. Seventies retro gloomy Doom Rock? Deffo!!

Now I have no problem with gloomy, Doomy music and when done well it can be very good indeed. My problem with this album is that, although it does have some strong moments, it also has moments where your attention wanders and you find yourself going off and doing something else, forgetting that you were supposed to be listening to an album. Not good. Also, comparing a new act to giants like Zeppelin and Opeth doesn't help.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


The moments to look out for, if you're looking to give this a go, are the enigmatically entitled 'Nick Cave' where Aztek singer Benjamin Vestergaard tries to do his best Cave impression. The track itself is a dark and meandering piece with weird sounds and strange arrangements that does bring to mind Cave's own 'Where The Wild Roses Grow' (probably why they did it). 'Stay With The Word' wouldn't sound out of place on a Quentin Tarantino gangster movie soundtrack, 'Preaching' has hauntingly dramatic riffs and odd vocals and 'Cold Wars And Hot Bombs' has a jarring guitar sound (in a good way) that helps the song to weave and stroll wistfully along from start to finish.

I'm usually a sucker for this retro stuff and for the life of me I can't figure out why the music of Aztek, at times, leaves me cold. They can play, that much is obvious. They can also write great songs. Maybe then, it's the consistency that I find lacking. Whatever it is, I'm sorry to say Aztek have made an "okay" album that won't set the world on fire, but there is room for them to grow. Maybe next time.

Ian Johnson

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  July 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
  8  91011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 day, 12 hours ago
  • Berny : @yvesrock: Apologies for the troubles. I've just sent you an email.
  • yvesrock : Hi,I ordered the 11th june the new Fireworks' magazine (issue 87) and I didn't receive it. Can you see if you sent it ? Best wishes Yves
  • yvesrock : Hi,
  • Berny : @Gazza2005: Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your order. You should have received a confirmation mail by now. We are really trying our best to fix the payment issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! PS: It seems as if you sent the payment twice, we sent you a refund.
  • Gazza2005 : I have bought issue 80 and I still ha e not had confirmation of my download. Please could this be sorted out
  • Gazza2005 : Hello. Can someone direct me to my download please
  • Gazza2005 : Can someone help please
  • Gazza2005 : It’s Fireworks 80
  • Gazza2005 : Just paid for my online version / download but I keep getting failure message. All paid for so what is going on
  • Berny : Sorted! Thanks for your patience, enjoy the magazine! :)
  • HenningHallq : Hey guys! I purchased FIREWORKS #87 yesterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account. Can you help me with this? Thanks a lot!
  • Siodmak : Really thanks !!!!
  • Berny : @Siodmak: Pls. do not worry about the error message, we currently have to process orders manually because of a n issue with our payment system. I do not want to bore you with technical details, but the redirection from PayPal to our shop does not work as it should, that's why your purchase is not assigned automatically. We are working on it! Sorry for the troubles & thanks for your understanding. We hope you like the new issue of Fireworks! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys : - ) same problem as with previous number: just purchased Fireworks Mag. 87, and this is the message: "We are sorry, but it looks like your transaction failed". I've paid it with paypol. Thanks for your help!!
  • Berny : @Raphone @colorvine: You should have received your download instructions by now, if you haven't, pls. send a mail to «email» - Sorry for the troubles!
  • colorvine : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Raphone : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #87 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks again Berny
  • Berny : Hi SeaDog57: Apologies!Password can be found in the forum, link was (again) added to the "Fireworks" menu.
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; need a download link for #86 and the pg number for the Code
  • Berny : @Siodmark: Pls. check your mail! Apologies for the troubles, we hope you enjoy the magazine! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys! Purchased FIREWORKS #86 and paid by my paypal, but there is no download link on my account. Can you please help me? tnks ; - )
  • Hombre 444 : Got mine reading it now,best Rock Mag out on Market by far.
  • Berny : Fireworks #86 is out now!
  • Johns Band : Happy New year Everyone. Will the music film return.
  • Rocktopia Te : The Rocktopia Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! :)
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #85 is out now!
  • Berny : @Bill24: Please follow the instructions at «link» or contact me directly at «email»
  • Bill24 : I cannot unzip the mp3's asking for a password. Same one I use to login with? Please someone help. Thanks.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site