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Review: Mob Rules - Ethnolution A.D.
Mob Rules
Ethnolution A.D.

Label: SPV
Year released: 2006
Duration: 48:31
Tracks: 12
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: October 19, 2006
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Ethnolution A.D.

Rated 3.24/5 (64.71%) (17 Votes)

I hate to crap on Mob Rules, because I love their early albums and their hearts are in the right place, but after five albums it is pretty apparent that whatever slight originality they had on their debut is long gone. Savageland was a nice mix of modern Power Metal with some Traditional Metal flavor that made it sound a bit heavier and more individual. The follow-up Temple Of Two Suns was all-out Gamma Ray worship – but at least it was good Gamma Ray worship. Ever since, Mob rules have just been getting less and less interesting. Ethnolution A.D. is well-played and well-produced, but the songs just are not interesting or memorable in the slightest, and the Gamma Ray influence has gone from plagiarism to outright theft. If you have heard New World Order or Somewhere Out In Space, then you have heard everything Mob Rules has to offer.

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