LUCER - BRING ME THE GOOD NEWS
(Target/Mighty Music Records)
Review by Sloof
Lucer is nominated as the most promising Rock band from Denmark in a decade, and now their debut album ‘Bring Me The Good News’ is available since March 25th. 2016 by the Target/Mighty Music record label. Lasse and Anders Bogemark are brothers and responsible for vocals and bass (Lasse) while his relative is taking care of the Guitars.
The band is a trio so they added Johathan Norgaard as drummer and together they want to capture their well know live-energy in every bit and their melodic hook lines and catchy choruses will fit to national radio stations, but I must admit that I miss a bit power and heaviness.
Songs like ‘Go Easy On Me’ has a good vocal presentation, but the song in general misses balls. ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’ is a ballad that will appeal to a lot of rock fans, but again, strength is rather poor. The title track of this album is a very positive tune where the guitars have a priority part and where they also introduce the band as a great backing band as well. They toured already with Mike Tramp, and I understand this move, as they will appeal to the same audience.
If you are looking for guitar solos, I advise the title track as well, but in general there are no shocking parts on this album. This is a band that will fit on teenager bedrooms where females will cover the walls with posters. The album entered the Danish sales charts at an impressive no. 24 – best position for a National debut rock band in ages, and I guess that this says it all. Lucer FB: https://www.facebook.com/lucerofficial Order "Bring Me The Good News" at: http://www.targetshop.dk/uk/370627/lucer/Bring_Me_Good_News/
My rating: 69 / 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