(6/10) Ups. What happened to Pop Evil. Is this the band that released "Onyx" a few month ago? A look on thr cover confirms it. Yes, I'm listening to Pop Evil.

Reason for this astonishment is the fact that I miss the 'evil' while the 'pop' took over the scene. The predecessor was modern metal per excellence with some crunchy guitar riffs while "Up!" takes to pop road. "Lux" is a perfect example. There are a few mainstream riffs but the song is sweet as a pile of sugar.

With "Vendetta" the guys try to copy Metallica in the nineties and also during "Footsteps" one foot is on the break.

But next to the professional production there are fortunately some highlights like "Take it all". And also the dark and grunge-like "In disarray" sounds quite good. So, there is hope.

Pop Evil moved from modern metal to modern rock. This might be a part of constant development, but it's also a step towards another era where new fans start to discover the band. The ones who liked "Onyx" should listen to "Up!" first before taking a buying decision.

 

(6/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Footsteps
  2. Core
  3. In disarray
  4. Take it all
  5. Ghost of Muskegon
  6. If only for now
  7. ...
  8. Ways to get high
  9. Lux
  10. Vendetta
  11. Dead in the water
  12. Seattle rain
  13. Til Kingdon come

 

Label: eOne

Genre: Modern Rock

Release Date EU: August 21st, 2015

CD review POP EVIL "Up!"
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