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CD review THE SHRINE "Rare Breed"

Veröffentlicht am 9. November 2015 von Markus W. in The Shrine, Hardrock, Rock, Classic Rock, News, CD Review

(7/10) The Shrine has with "Rare Breed" already album no.3 to their discography. Josh Landau, Court Murphy and Jeff Murray push again the pedal to the metal and released eleven new songs - all 70's and 80's based.

The Shrine haven't had the intention to make compromises. "Rare Breed" is containing what they guys wanted to play. It's music that is to the point and with no frills. This doesn't mean that the album became boring. It's the opposite. "Rare Breed" has a very authentic vibe.

I like the songs that are fast. The opener "Coming Down Quick" is one of those tracks and "Savage Skulls And Nomads" is another one. Those tunes sounds like a mixture of 70's hardrock with some Motörhead and some punk. They are furious and they are made for being performed live on stage.

But also the more moderate numbers are pretty interesting. The title track e.g. is build on a quite heavy riffing the has even a doom character while "Dusted And Busted" crawls slowly into your mind and the same goes for the seven minutes long "Space Steepin'" -  a worthy closer of an album that is diverting and enjoyable. 





  1. Coming Down Quick
  2. Death to Invaders
  3. Rare Breed
  4. Acid Drop
  5. What's Left for Me
  6. Savafe Skulls and Normads
  7. The Vulture
  8. Never More Than Now
  9. Pull The Trigger
  10. Dusted and Busted
  11. Space Steeping


Label: Century Media

Genre: Hardrock

Release Date EU: October 30st, 2015

CD review THE SHRINE "Rare Breed"