Pink Cream 69 - Sonic Dynamite

Year of Release: 2000
Label: Massacre Records
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 51:12:00

Pink Cream 69 is back with a new CD and the follow up to the glorious masterpiece Electrified which saw a return to their roots of the classy melodic rock of their earlier albums. This newest release follows in the footsteps of Electrified which implies high class melodic metal.

I think Pink Cream 69 has really matured the last years and this process does not seem to stop, becoming one of the leading acts of quality melodic metal. On Sonic Dynamite we are offered a healthy dose of well crafted songs. The guitars are, as always, really heavy, thick and catchy, and Alfred Koffler pulls off one great chop after the other. You got pounding drums and great bass [work] and the mid-ranged vocals of David Readman are clear and powerful. He really shines.

The songs are truly awesome, balancing between up tempo rockers to more mid-paced songs to ballads. The melodies come off melodic, accessible and catchy. It took a couple of spins to really get into these songs, but this CD only gets better with each spin, which characterises a quality release. The vocal lines and melody lines just ooze melody and quality, and the bridges and choruses are as good as it gets. This is highly professional! Once again, bassist Dennis Ward has produced their CD and as always the production come off great, with all instruments present. The songs sound really powerful and raw, with depth and heaviness, no wonder this guy is sought-after.

Pink Cream 69 has the ability of writing songs without repeating themselves, or without sounding boring, cheesy or dull. The songwriting is very strong and they seem to be in 100% control of what they are doing. Of the songs offered, I can only find one mediocre song, the rest are all of great quality. Fans of Electrified can safely buy this one unheard, as Pink Cream 69 seem to have found their foundation and identity. Sonic Dynamite is a superb, consistent slice of well crafted, mature melodic metal.

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

Passage To Hope / Seas Of Madness / Followed By The Moon / Sonic Dynamite / The Spirit / Speed Of Light / Waiting For The Dawn / Let The Thunder Reside / Lost In Illusions / Face Of An Angel / Shattered Prophecy / Spread Your Wings / Truth Hits Everybody (*)

David Readman - vocals
Alfred Koffler - guitars
Dennis Ward - bass
Kosta Zafiriou - drums

Pink Cream 69 (1989)
One Size Fits All (1991)
49?/8? (ep) (1991)
Games People Play (1993)
Change (1995)
Food For Thought (1997)
#Live# (1997)
Electrified (1998)
Sonic Dynamite (2000)
Mixery (ep) (2000)
Endangered (2001)
Thunderdome (2004)

Genre: Melodic Metal

Origin DE

Added: January 15th 2005
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
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