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Bobaflex - Tales From Dirt Town

You'd be forgiven if you thought you'd never hear about Bobaflex again after having been subjected to their last album, "Apologize For Nothing". However, it looks like a handpicked slot on a past incarnation of the "Gigantour" and a number of well, dirt tours, does go a long way - even if it doesn't necessarily make for better music.

While more stylized and listenable than the bands past outings, the chest-thumping bravado and nu-metal/faux rock radio grooves that power these tracks along still come with a pungent cheese factor. If you could imagine a mixture of Drowning Pool, Powerman 5000 and Queen, with some vague prog tendencies thrown in, you'd have a good idea of what we're dealing with here. A mismatched band that does stick out like a sore thumb in today's rather saturated metal(core) scene, but not always in a good way.

For you see, while there are catchy moments on hand, the elements used to construct them are painfully dated and more often than not, groan-inducing. Toss in an attempt at a glam ballad and a quirky System Of A Down-like expressiveness and you get an inconsistent/dated album that seems destined for the bargain bin anywhere outside of the American Midwest.

(1.5 / 5)


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Tales From Dirt Town
TVT Records

01. Sellout
02. Born Again
03. That Old Speed
04. Satisfied
05. Need A Drink
06. Savior
07. Be With You
08. I Still Believe
09. Goodbye
10. One Bad Day
11. Paranoid
12. Home

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