Posted by: Wardy ()
Date: April 21, 2013 11:05PM

The Captain Can fellas discovery of Babylon AD got me thinking this week about other albums I'd discovered or rediscovered lately, and this one came to mind. Is it just me or has Manic Eden shown some considerable improvement with age!?

Aside from what I thought to be a couple tastful ballads in Do Angel's Die and Dark Shade Of Grey, I can't help but enjoy this now for how it was probably intended back in its days. Meaning I had what I can see as rather unreasonable expectations of this when first released, considering from where its members had come from!? Hindsight being what it is and all... But I can better appreciate the 'something different' they were offerring back in 94 with this release.

Listening now it's hard not to recognize the quality brought to the material by those iron pipes of Ron Young who most certainly sounds more suited than than first intended vocal supremist James Christian ;) While not standard fare the playing is exceptional regardless and there's more to like with repeated listens. Can You Feel It, When The Hammer Comes Down, Crossing The Line to name just a few are hard blues rock, at least very close to great.

A much greater appreciation for this release now, perhaps it was a little ahead of its time even I can't help but think if it dropped fresh now there'd be a greater respect for it?

Regardless, I think it a worthy mention!? ;)

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