LICH KING - DO OVER
(Evil Eye Records)
Review by Nathan McLeod
'Do-Over', "songs we didn't get right the first time". I think 'Lich King' should have left these tracks alone. Honestly had a problem getting into this 'Do-Over' CD. I did like a lot of the 'older' 'Lich King' material. Their material was 'superb' 5-10yrs ago. What I am hearing A LOT of is too much of the same & repetition over & over with each 'Lich King' release. Things are just sounding too much the same & blending all together.
Production is 'great' on 'Do-Over'! Artwork is also 'great' with the 'replica' of the 'D.R.I. Guy'! (LOVE IT) And props to 'Lich King' & their 'Van Halen' cover of 'Hot For Teacher'!!! I would really recommend the 'viewers' & 'listeners' alike to look at 'Lich King's' older material 1st / beforehand purchasing a copy of 'Do-Over'. And unless you want a good 'laugh'? Stay away from this release: 'Super Retro Thrash'. 'Seriously', it is meant to be a bit of a joke.
Here is some YouTube of 'Vio-lence's - Eternal Nightmare': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrusYj5oOfo&feature=autoshare cover by 'Lich King'. Not too shabby. 'Sean Killian' of course & NO doubt will always be 'Sean Killian'-'Tom Martin' will be 'Tom Martin'.
With this 'Do-Over' CD, I really can go '50/50' with a rating. 'A' for effort.
My rating: 71 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish
'Lich King' personal:
*Tom Martin - Vocals
*Rob Pellegri - Guitar
*Nick Timney - Guitar/Bass
*Joe Nickerson - Bass
*Brian Westbrook - Drums
*Joe Gettler - Guitar
*Dave Hughes - Bass
Recorded, mixed, & produced by Brian Westbrook @ PDP Recording - Greenfield, MA. Mastered by Nick Dragoni @ M-Works - Cambridge, MA.
1) Mascot War, 2) Thrashssacre, 3) Predator, 4) Toxic Zombie Onslaught, 5) Hot For Teacher (Van Halen Cover), 6) Black Metal Sucks, 7) Crossover Songs Are Too Damn Short (Demo); 28:13.
*Metal Archives: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Lich_King/75426