11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For anyone who loves hard-rock ‘70s style, Krokus are the band to be checking out. Their riffs are pure boogie and power chords, with more than a tip of the hat towards Bon Scott-era AC/DC. The cover of the Steppenwolf classic “Born to Be Wild” flows in perfect procession from the pumping grind of “Hoodoo Woman” and the solid, amp-fueled perfection of “Rock ‘n Roll Handshake.” The guitar solos are vintage. The rhythms are rock solid. This Swiss hard-rock group may never again perform in the arenas, but they’re ready to tear the clubs apart. There isn’t a weak track here. Singer Marc Storace sings with the same passion that makes “In My Blood” a literal truth. “Dirty Street,” “Keep Me Rollin” and “Shot of Love” could convince anyone it’s 1977-78 if you withhold the actual copyright date. “Firestar” picks up the pace to end things on an even harder note. Chuck Berry never altered his attack. Why should these guys? Classic rock is classic rock.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For anyone who loves hard-rock ‘70s style, Krokus are the band to be checking out. Their riffs are pure boogie and power chords, with more than a tip of the hat towards Bon Scott-era AC/DC. The cover of the Steppenwolf classic “Born to Be Wild” flows in perfect procession from the pumping grind of “Hoodoo Woman” and the solid, amp-fueled perfection of “Rock ‘n Roll Handshake.” The guitar solos are vintage. The rhythms are rock solid. This Swiss hard-rock group may never again perform in the arenas, but they’re ready to tear the clubs apart. There isn’t a weak track here. Singer Marc Storace sings with the same passion that makes “In My Blood” a literal truth. “Dirty Street,” “Keep Me Rollin” and “Shot of Love” could convince anyone it’s 1977-78 if you withhold the actual copyright date. “Firestar” picks up the pace to end things on an even harder note. Chuck Berry never altered his attack. Why should these guys? Classic rock is classic rock.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Scott&Bethy ,

Krokus is Back!

Singer Marc Storace has one of the best voices in Rock, peroid! It is good to see the older (more original) lineup back together again!

swind1969 ,

great album

I wish people would stop comparing them to AC/DC, they were around before AC/DC!! They just sounded similar and AC/DC put out way better albums. Hoodoo is classic Krokus and very well written album. Born to be Wild is the only song that isn't good. I hate that song anyway, just as about as much as Mustang Sally... Krokus has always put out quality albums and this is no exception..

waxxxer ,

Just buy it!

Wow! If AC/DC put-out this album it would go multi-paltinum. You would be a fool to say that Krokus doesn't sound similar to AC/DC. But, if you are like me and grew up on this kind of music--who gives a crap! This album is REALLY good. My dream is to have all my favorite bands from the 70's and 80's re-record their albums with the production quality now available. This album gets me as close as possible to that dream...great quality and volume with great blues-driven rock. Can't ask for much more. Marc's voice is as strong as ever and the music behind him is very solid. I am digging this album...big-time!!! The juice started to run down my leg when I first heard "Ride Into The Sun". When I saw that "Born To Be Wild" was on it, I gave it the ol' ESPN "C'mon man". But, I have to say, even it is very listenable. "Too Hot" isn't my favorite, but no complaints here. I'm just drinking my wine and reliving my past. Thank you, Krokus...totally unexpected!

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