There’s nothing like a CD from a bunch of teenagers from Finland to really rejuvinate your love of rock music. And their band name, The Rasmus, is killer… doesn’t it remind you of some evil force from 80’s fantasy movies like Dark Crystal or Neverending Story?
The easiest way to describe this band is that they are sort of a cross between Bon Jovi and Metallica’s lighter/melodic side. The music is energetic, rockin’ (as the kids say these days) and all together really impressive. It’s as if their entire sound is crafted for the sole purpose of playing huge stadiums and utterly blowing the audience away. So, basically, when you listen to the CD, it helps to crank it up loud.
My favorite tracks on the album are definitely “In The Shadows”, “Time To Burn”, “F-F-Falling”, and “Not Like The Other Girls”. “In The Shadows” and “F-F-Falling” are quite radio friendly with a more pop-infused quality. While, “Time To Burn” and “Not Like Other Girls” are a little more epic and sonically sophisticated. “Not Like Other Girls” is my overall top favorite on the CD and it’s one of those songs I can put on repeat and listen to for a good hour non-stop …and I have. And you should to.
***** (5 stars) / out of 5