During the early and mid 90’s, Last Joker was fighting the good fight in Brazil and they even released an album back in the day. Now they are reforging their steel in the UK, and have just released their latest offering of heavy metal goodness. The band has a definite post 80’s hard rock vibe to their metal and it really comes across nicely as a fresh sort of sound. There is a certain amount of charm with this album that I can’t quite put my finger on. We really have a nice blend of sounds thrown together that at the end of the day is succinctly metal. For the most part this release stays right in the mid-tempo field and makes itself comfortable there, yet it neither drags nor gets tedious while it sits there. The production is fine if not refined and the songs, though not overly technical or complex are written well and the band really seems to have found a niche they favor and they do what they do rather well. Every track on here has a certain amount of listening quality to it so there is not much on here to label as filler or that you really need to skip over. If their ulterior motive is to give you a fun and enjoyable release, then they have fulfilled their obligations. Definitely worth checking out if you want something a bit different…yet the same!
Choice Tracks – Are You Ready, Spellbound, God Save The Heroes, Dreamer, Kissed By The Lake, Don’t Close Your Eyes