Music Addiction Magazine
By: Kylee Thompson
Welcome to our first album review! These reviews will all just be for fun, like a fine wine hopefully they get better with time and when more contributors come aboard as well.
First I’ll start by introducing myself, my names Kylee Thompson and I’m the owner and editor behind Music Addiction Magazine. I’m a photographer by trade and have no formal writing expense. I’m just here to enjoy music and talk about.
My first album that I will be reviewing is Volbeat’s “Servant Of The Mind”. My listening platform will be Spotify. As much as I would love to go out and buy every album that I will eventually review that’s just feasible for me at this point in time. This album came out on December 3rd, 2021 which has given me a few days now to listen to it a few times. To me this album has the classic Volbeat sound from the past few years that people either love or hate. I’m a fan of their sound. Especially the rockabilly feel. It seems that one of the whole points of a rockabilly feel is to be short, and punchy. The song “Wait A Minute My Girl” is that short and punchy, I just wish it was a little longer as I like a bit longer songs. I know that would defeat the point though. Mindlock at the beginning I feel a real Metallica vibe which has a nice flow into songs like their cover of Metallica’s “Don’t Tread on Me”. On this album the songs “Shotgun Blues” and “Dagen Før” both have two versions. I like the original version of “Shotgun Blues” better. I don’t mind Dave Matrise (Jungle Rot) voice, I just find the original version more catchy. The song “Dagen Før” I’m jumping the other way, I actually prefer the version with the Stine Bramsen. Having a pop singer / sound just works. Something I look for in albums is a consistent sound so I can have it playing in the background while editing photos or even working at my day job. I find this album has exactly that for the most part. Doesn’t change to drastically from song to song. My favourite song was “Domino” super peppy and upbeat. My least favourite song would have to be the version of “Shotgun Blues” with Dave Matrise. The song just has a really different feel to it. That’s probably the point, but for me it just throws off the flow of the album.
Thanks for stopping in, what’s your thoughts on this album?