First off, I love the cover! Last Day Under the Sun seems an interesting inspiration by Johnny Cash. The message of forgiveness and forgiving is a special thing. Great way to kick off the new album and I really dug the sound. Pelvis on Fire sounds like a blend of metal with rockabilly. It’s an interesting fusion of different sounds, which Volbeat consistently does well. Very cool!
Volbeat – Last Day Under The Sun
Rewind the Exit was produced in a way that I thoroughly enjoyed. There was a unique sound provided by an effect where the song sounded as if it were being played off in the distance. Die to Live sounds like the “Lola Montez” of this album. When We Were Kids provided the kind of lyrics that took me back to my youth. Such songwriting has the power of a time machine. Sorry Sack of Bones has me already gearing up for Halloween! If they ever do a reboot of The Munsters then this needs to be the theme song! Cloud 9 has that Lola Montez sound again. I guess you could say it’s vintage Volbeat at this point. If you didn’t hear a single lyric, you’d know it was them. I do dig the riffs and sound. Cheapside Sloggers is a tune I’m still trying to figure out. What exactly is a cheap side slogger? I guess this music video answers that question?
Volbeat – Cheapside Sloggers
Maybe I Believe is just a great melodic song. It represents what is so far a comprehensively great album. They could have concluded with this. But wait! There’s more! Parasite is a song literally supported by a 40 sec lyric video? I don’t get it? An awesome epic tease. Where’s the rest
Leviathan was a surprise. I always thought such a creature was to be something scary, dark, and demonic. Volbeat makes it into a super hero and sounds awesome in the process of doing so.
Volbeat – Leviathan
The Awakening of Bonnie Parker is literally a song about Bonnie and Clyde. It doesn’t get much cooler than that. Volbeat has thus proved they are one of the most bad ass rock bands on the planet. The Everlasting is definitely my favorite song on the album. It’s by far the heaviest. Maybe it’s the obvious Metallica influence? Either way it gets two thumbs up.
The Awakening Of Bonnie Parker
7:24 is just a great gift from a parent to their child. Michael’s daughter will forever know how much he loves her. Beautiful and touching!Under the Influence has me saying “Volbeat! I am under the influence”. There’s really nothing to say anymore. If I was never a fan before, I am now. Immortal But Destructible is a great conclusion to a great album! Lots of different emotion all over this compilation.
There has been some criticism that ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’ isn’t heavy enough and is a commercial sellout. Why? Just because it’s such a complete album with not really one bad track on it? Volbeat are ROCK TITANS.