Nazareth – Tattooed On My Brain
Hardly did I expect I’d ever review a brand new Nazareth-album! The departure of Dan McCafferty, the band’s iconic voice since forever, seemed impossible to recover from, but here we are with “Tattooed On My Brain” on our hands. And it is really good!
First of all, this album doesn’t set out to capture the sound of the old 70’s classics, but instead focuses on just being a strong melodic hard rock album. It succeeds in that attitude, and the album feels both fresh and strong, very much thanks to a timeless sound that is neither modern or old school, but also a really good song material. One by one the songs pass by without ever losing the touch. It’s good stuff! Of course, I too must mention the great performances from new vocalist Carl Sentence, but also from guitar player Jimmy Murrison, who gives a really great performance on this album.
“Tattooed On My Brain” won’t tear down any walls or get radio airplay, but it succeeds in proving that there is life after McCafferty, and that the band can still rock and make really good albums 50 years into their career. The fans will be positive, and with the energy injection new vocalist Carl Sentence has provided I believe we haven’t heard the last from Nazareth for several years to come!
Title: Tattooed On My Brain
Date of release: 12/10-18
Stand out tracks: You Call Me