"Sweet Oblivion Featuring Geoff Tate" (Frontiers; 2019)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Sweet Oblivion featuring Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is a throwback to the metal of the late 90s and I have to say I am thankful for that. I think there should be more of that type of music around: Pantera, Metallica, Iced Earth, Megadeth the list goes on. Thundering guitar, screaming vocals and a shit-load of 90s attitude; that was (in my opinion) the highlight of some really killer metal that is frankly not enough of any more. 

What draws me to this recording is their approach to the music that is loud, in-your-face, take-no-prisoners and with no bullshit. That makes this music simply irresistible to old metal heads like me.  I did not know how much I missed the 90s type music until I listened to this recording.  Now I have to go back and immerse myself in the total fucking bitching music that came out of that era.  Rock on, Sweet  Oblivion, and cheers to Geoff Tate for bringing this type of music to the front of my mind once again.  Fuck yeah! 

For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/SweetOblivionGeoffTate.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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