CD REVIEW Picture

Band : Picture
Album Title : Warhorse
Label : Artist Station Records
Distributor : Rock Inc. - Bertus
Release Date : 22/02/2012
Review : CD

Picture needs no introduction to the metal maniacs out there. Since their absolute classic releases of Picture 1, Heavy Metal Ears and Diamond Dreams in 1981, 1982 and 1983 respectively, these Dutch bombers have been rockin’ in your brains (check out the first Picture album – then you will get the pun!) for the entire world to hear.

After the disappointment of some fans with 2009’s Old Dogs New Tricks, Picture release this year Warhorse which, while not a complete return to form, is at least a step in the right direction. Lyrically, the songs are epic tunes with warrior themes, and they're really not anything you haven't heard before. Yeah, there's nothing new and fresh here. You wouldn't want there to be. And there's only one track that slows things down a little too much (“Think I lost my way”)but, otherwise, if you're a classic heavy metal fan, you will simply love Picture’s galloping Warhorse.

85/100

Cosmicmasseur.