Mob Rules - 2012 - Cannibal nation
Close My Eyes
Tele Box Fool
Ice And Fire
Soldiers Of Fortune
Scream For The Sun (May 29th 1953)
It’s been three years since the German Prog/Power Metal band Mob Rules put out a recording..
Now album no. seven is out: “Cannibal Nation”. This album was preceded by the single “Ice & Fire”
“Cannibal Nation” kicks off with “Close My Eyes”. A melodic intro with symphonic arrangements
“Lost” also begins with a melodic intro, followed by verses that could have been copied, musically, from Black Sabbath or Dio.
“Tele Box Fool” is set in by the drums, followed by catchy melodies and powerful verses. The organ in the back again helps to provide a good feeling.
The single (a power ballad) “Ice And Fire” begins clean sounding Folky and floating into the calm verses,Once the chorus is due, the music gains in power.
“Soldiers Of Fortune” brings back the power with a midtempo, straight-forward track. The verses are clean at first, then guitars and drums add their power. Symphonic backing remains a constant on this album.
“The Sirens” is a more straight-forward and simpler song. It starts with the guitar to transcend into galopping Heavy Metal.
Then comes the trip to Mount Everest with “Scream For The Sun (May 29th 1953)”. A clean guitar piece sets in, together with soft vocals...a mix of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal with a Bluesy touch.
“Cannibal Nation”, it’s the title track itself that lets out the last supplies of power with faster paced melodic Metal.
Musically this is one of those songs that are good to get energized, to feel better.
The ballad “Sunrise” – overall an ok song, but nothing special – puts an end to this.
Again Mob Rules deliver a great blend of melodic metal, combining Iron Maiden-like melodies with Queensryche and Helloween flair; a mixture that will amaze fans from Power Metal to Classic Rock. If you are looking for first class melodic metal music with individual note, look no further: Mob Rules Cannibal Nation was made for you!
Klaus Dirks – vocals
Matthias Mineur – guitars
Sven Lüdke – guitars
Jan Christian Halfbrodt – keyboards
Markus Brinkmann – bass
Nikolas Fritz – drums