Music Reviews

Mob Rules

A Temple of Two Suns

Limb Music Products

When you review a few CDs, you think you’ve begun to see it all, but then you accidentally come across something like Mob Rules and know that you haven’t even begun to see anything. Even if I was a slight fan of ’80s hair bands, I still couldn’t come to appreciate this CD. Mob Rules is made up of five rather scary looking men from Germany who came together in 1994. ATemple of Two Suns is their second CD, and it continues a story that all their music tells, creatively entitled “Savage Land” (it’s about a nuclear war and the politics an Aztec temples, just in case you were wondering). The songs on Temple seem to morph together, forming one very, very long succession of noise with the occasional audible word; the vocalist on the back of the CD cover holding a crown, wearing a monk like robe and a cross bigger than his head, gives way to the fact that this is music you listen to without understanding anything about it (unless you yourself are in the band). I’m not by way of definition a metal fan, but can give due respect and appreciation to the likes of Poison, Guns N’ Roses, and Metallica for their contributions to music. However, at Mob Rules, I must draw the line (and I’m talking a big, huge line). The writer of their biography calls this CD a “melodic power metal formation.” I call it a waste of time and money.

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