Various - The Attack Of The Dragons

Year of Release: 2000
Label: Adrenaline
Catalog Number: ADR 015
Format: CD
Total Time: 50:00:00

As some of you know, Adrenaline has put out some tribute albums in the past, the most known is probably the Dream Theater tribute ? Voices ? A Tribute To DT. Their latest tribute album is a double CD set tribute to Queen. As I don't have the whole set, I will only review CD 1.

The tracklist is as follows: Seasons Of The Wolf ? "We Will Rock You," Evil Wings ? "Killer Queen," Avalanch ? "Save Me," Jesse Jones Project, Aztec Jade ? "The Show Must Go On," Marci Geller ? "You"re My Best Friend," Hotrod Otis ? "Another One Bites the Dust," Vighilia ? "Innuendo," Graffitti Circus ? "Dragon Attack," The Last Band On Earth ? "Fat Bottomed Girls," Spread Mind ? "One Vision," and Maybebop ? "Bohemian Rhapsody".

As you see from the list above, only a few of these bands seem familiar. Of course, covering a legendary and original band like Queen is probably not the easiest task in the world. Nevertheless, when releasing a tribute, you should preferably be paying tribute to a band with good interpretations, adapting some of your bands trademarks into the songs, making it new and interesting.

Well, this is hardly the case here. Some of the bands do a good job and should rightfully be credited for that. Aztec Jade, Evil Wings, Marci Geller and Vighilia leave a good impression, but as for the rest, they leave me cold. They seem rather uninspired, and it doesn't help much lacking a good production.

Well, I wouldn't exactly classify this as a tribute in the correct meaning of the word, but for fans of abovementioned bands this might be interesting checking out. For the rest of you, steer away.

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

We Will Rock You (Seasons Of The Wolf) (2:52) / Killer Queen (Evil Wings) (3:14) / Save Me (Avalanch) (4:20) / Now I'm Here (Jesse Jones Project) (3:51) / The Show Must Go On (Aztec Jade) (3:54) / You're My Best Friend (Marci Geller) (3:00) / Another One Bites The Dust (Hotrod Otis) (3:06) / Innuendo (Vighilia) (6:27) / Dragon Attack (Graffiti Circus) (4:09) / Fat Bottomed Girls (The Last Band On Earth) (4:19) / One Vision (Spread Mind) (4:49) / Bohemian Rhapsody (Maybebop) (5:59)



Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin VA

Added: March 29th 2005
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
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