Blue Oyster Cult - Curse Of The Hidden Mirror
Blue Oyster Cult has always been an unusual band. They have many cuts in their history that are classic hard rocking pieces. I'm talking the kind of songs that really rise heads above the vast majority of music out there. They also have a lot of music that is closer to the mediocre level. Granted they never really get bad, but some of the material comes across as pretty generic. A classic example of this problem is the Agents of Fortune album. That album contains one of the all time classic BOC tracks, "Don't Fear The Reaper" and a few other killer tracks. It also includes quite a few numbers that just don't come close to that level. This album really feels a lot like that classic. The textures of the album seem to move away from the harder edge that Heaven Forbid, their previous release embraced. The disc seems to strive to capture their 1970's sound. It really does that, for better or worse. They are quite a few tracks here that work very well, but there are also plenty that are just sort of "also ran"s. In that aspect it is an inconsistent album, but if you are a fan of albums like Agents, you probably will enjoy Curse of the Hidden Mirror.
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