LAST CRACK (United States)
Roadrunner Records, 1991
The first time I knew about this band was around 96-97 and thanks to a friend who borrowed me a vhs tape with videclips recorded from the MTV's Headbanger's Ball show, there was Warrant, Sepultura, D.R.I., Mordred and then Last Crack came up with a clip called "Energy Mind". I was shocked with the sound of this fantastic band.
I think the style of this band and this particular record its out of the ordinary, speaking about when this record was recorded. In 1991 there was not many bands playing this kind of stuff which I think fits well into the Progressive Heavy Metal.
You will not find growls or Death/Thrash vocals here, just clean vocals performed incredibly by frontman named just "Buddo". Excellent guitar riffing and solos!! The production sounds amazing, just like if they had recorded the album today. Excellent songs besides "Energy Mind" are "Kiss a the Cold" and "Love Craig". Last Crack could easyly be the guilty that bands like Opeth, Evergrey and Between the Buried and Me exists today.
Unfortunately for Last Crack they didn't get the deserved promotion considering that they are an amazing band, they could be a big band for sure. After the release of "Burning Time" they did a few stuff later, another full-lenght album and some live stuff back in 2005, a very much quiet band I must say and almost forgotten for many.
So ladies and gentleman, this album its a MASTERPIECE so If you can manage to get it do it!!
Points: 5 of 5