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Mother Misery - All Eyes On You - Daredevil Records - 2006

Track Listing:
1. I Got It Now
2. Cure and Remedy
3. Broke Down
4. Pray for Them Pigs
5. This Time
6. I Will Never Learn
7. Messed Up Kid
8. Gods Fall
9. My Soul
10. The Worst You've Seen
11. Wait Right Here
These Swedish rockers really caught my ear a couple years ago with the 2004 release 'grandiosity' and their subsequent EP 'For the Crows' was a well-received follow-up, so I had high hopes that the full Mother Misery release from Daredevil Records would expand on what was laid down already. 'All Eyes On You' doesn't disappoint, since the same working class, tough-guy, hard rock mentality is there as solid as a stone, but I do believe they could have driven themselves onto more roads and explored new territories with this release.

'All Eyes On You' is as comparatively good as the songs on the prior release with no loss in the song standards they set down before. Like a good AC\DC record, Mother Misery gives more than what we expect and more than what we deserve with gems of simple knowledge. 'My Soul' is fairly similar to the 'grandiosity' opener 'My Enemy', a caustic affirmation of independence--a metalhead familiar. Other tunes have a hooked sound, with plenty of crash and bash to keep the party up. "I Will Never Learn" has the great quality of being upbeat with downer lines and in fact, inspired me into making a new drinking game. The title track blazes as one of their fastest numbers and 'Pray for Them Pigs' rounds the CD out with a tough mood similar to the first. The only real thing not on the CD is the slower songs that show off their ability to incorporate simple dynamics and space to create mood like the older 'It Comes Again'.

I'm knocking a half-point of my review since the CD is a little too similar to 'grandiosity', but for fans of catchy, riff-based guitar rock similar to Monster Magnet, Mother Misery makes it look natural. Some tracks have been slightly changed from the EP, so collectors of the band's discography may want to pick it up as well.



Rating: 3.5



--Nailer
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Frank Hill // Frank Hill has been at this site since its slimy, crying birth in '03. He was born on National Metal Day--11/11 and will turn his hearing aids up to 11 when he's 111. He secretly listens to a lot of old Country and Doo-Wop tunes and wants to start a cyberband with lead vocals by Robot Plant. He is still trying to figure out what Judas Priest meant by "paratamize you". If you read this, then he salutes you.

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 Eyes On YouMother Misery
2006
Frank Hill12/19/2007
For the CrowsMother Misery
2006
Frank Hill4/22/2006
grandiosityMother Misery
2004
Frank Hill4/6/2004


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