Friday 27 November 2020

Blue Öyster Cult - The Symbol Remains (2020)

The 16th album from this US band.

The band is a quintet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, keyboards, synths and vocals.

A guest musician delivers cowbells and backing vocals.

Wow..... I did not see this band making a comeback. But they have and in the worst possible year. But the music needs to be released and it will hopefully be followed up by gigs, tours and festivals next year.

The music on this album is very much meant to be delivered from a stage to a cheerful audience.

We get a solid chunk of good old Blue Oyster Cult here, some of their take on heavy metal, some AOR and some very lively Americana.

We get an album which takes us to a lot of places. Most of them previously visited by this band.

The band's core is still here and ditto for the sound. This is indeed very much a Blue Oyster Cult album.

It is also a surprisingly good album. An album old fans of the band will really like. It is by far their best album since Imaginos, 32 years ago.

Blue Oyster Cult's comeback get both thumbs up from me and this album should be checked out.

3 points

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