EXTREME The Best of…

EXTREME The Best of...

EXTREME The Best of...At their best they could muster a half decent Queen impression, and at worst they were a third rate Bon Jovi imitation. People keep telling me that this is an American group, but I suspect at least two of the band members must be Canadian, or at least the children of draft dodgers. Songs like ‘Rest in Peace’ with a refrain of ‘Make love not war,’ and the horrible snare pounding, generic jamming of ‘Get the Funk Out,’ really scream ‘great white north’. It’s remarkable how huge they are, and that no one I know has ever heard of them is an afrrmation of my lifestyle for last decade. Don’t get me wrong, they’re shlock-metal is first rate, if you like Aerosmith, this will sound better than Rush to you, but if you have no tolerance for lengthy guitar solos, and sappy anthems, then this will be an ‘extremely’ annoying purchase. The huge hit ‘More Than Words’ sounds like the Gypsy Kings, could fool you into buying this metalfest.

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