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Audrey Horne
Blackout
Type: CD
Company: Prosthetic
Release: 2017
Genre: Hard Rock
Reviewer: Greg Watson
Published: 12/7/2017
Another quality offering of melodic hard rock from this outfit
'Blackout' is another notch in the belt for Audrey Horne. The smooth production and catchy, well-written songs worm their way into your brain and set up shop there. This album is on par with 2013's 'Youngblood'; full of standout tracks throughout the album. "Audrevolution" and album closer "Rose Alley" are my two favorites as both tracks epitomize what Audrey Horne does so well. The hook on both songs is infectious, the vocals perfect and some seriously awesome guitar throughout. If you are a fan of the band, you will no doubt already have this one but if you are looking for something with a classic rock feel or have been curious about the band, give 'Blackout' a spin.
About this Writer:
Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: AUDREY HORNE
CD
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
BlackoutAudrey Horne
2017
Greg Watson12/7/2017
No Hay BandaAudrey Horne
2005
Etiam3/29/2007
YoungbloodAudrey Horne
2014
Greg Watson5/13/2014


ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: AUDREY HORNE
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
YoungbloodAudrey Horne
2013
Frank Hill12/30/2013


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