Published February 13, 2009
Dr. Spock’s experimentation and unwillingness to have their music categorised makes them a hard thing catch on to right away. Hard rock mixed with some strange concepts and a dose of comic relief make Falcon Christ seem almost like an autistic hard rocker at times. The band’s playing is as tight as it gets, though, and when caught live, the immense energy surging through their stage blows all doubts away. The production is very good and sound delivery excellent, although the band’s quirkiness overshadows exactly the parts you would like to hear at times.
Downtuning both their guitars and comic relief would make for a good follow up from a metalhead’s perspective. Still, the band’s image adds a special spice to the mix that helps them transcend the heavy metal tag, and puts them in place as one of the more interesting bands around. A good album with a lot of good runs but a bit too much private humour.
- The Verdict : Hard rock mixed with some strange concepts and a dose of comic relief
- Listen : myspace.com/doctorspock