Tygers Of Pan Tang
Bloodlines


3.0
good

Review

by pizzamachine USER (618 Reviews)
May 10th, 2023 | 6 replies


Release Date: 05/05/2023 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Rock on brotha man.

Heavy metal and heavy rock — both apply. Shreds plus simple beats equals one derivative formula. Some treat the word “derivative” as though it is cancer, but there is fun here instead. Specifically, music that adheres to Jorn type quality rockers — modern rock and roll with a tiger bite. The lead singer here has a nice classic rock voice, and armed with stellar guitar solos, their chops go chop-chop. The drum work can be quite same-y, but reinvention is not the key ingredient in the framework in the least.

Speaking of good ol’ days, the singing plus echoed vocals are very reminiscent of hair metal or Bon Jovi. These riffs may not be the heaviest or have the fullest presence (and often barely qualify as metal), but their basic style works. Tygers of Pan Tang aren’t attempting to be dark and scary tigers — rather, tigers you can safely observe at the zoo. It’s all about having fun. Some metalheads may be dismayed after a lack of absolute slappers, though the steady, melodic motif in the album is what’s up.

Repeated choruses are the game. Generic lyrics are good enough to be generically uplifting if done right, and it seems this band know their trade well. Throwback music with just enough riffs to keep the young folks active, and a great singer — sounds good? Yeah, it’s tight, no awkward moment presents itself. The listening experience is carefree, nostalgic, and rock solid.

I’ve heard albums like this before, and there lies the rub. This is a solid piece of rock/metal, but aside from the solos, the album is full of used ideas. It would’ve been okay if there were more interesting riffs or something, something unique but alas, the band led me astray. I waited for the next great thing, only for the next mediocre occurrence to smack me in the face. As such, it is a lightly enjoyable album, but one that will undoubtedly not survive the test of time.



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pizzamachine
May 10th 2023


26526 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It’s aight.

Koris
Contributing Reviewer
May 10th 2023


20800 Comments


Nice review. I'm kinda surprised these guys are still around, considering they were always on the lesser tier of NWOBHM bands

pizzamachine
May 10th 2023


26526 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Well, I suppose people love to make music. I don’t blame ‘em, music rules.

Metaltillidie
May 10th 2023


12 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is better then new Metallica. Hey, Koris, this band not a lesser tier of NWOBHM! Their Album output has been way better than Def Leppards except for High n' Dry, and their better then most of those NWOBHM that came out in early 80s except for Iron Maiden and Saxon of course. This is just my option, but I respect yours as well.

pizzamachine
May 10th 2023


26526 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

They’re pretty cool man.

DirtyGoyim
November 1st 2023


12 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This guy has zero clue about the band or what they're playing. The vocalist has a more melodic voice, but in no way does he resemble the whiny and lame voice that B.J had. As for the music, the album is awesome, and the production has a nice beefy tone too it, and it has a nice dose of melody. There's lots of heavy, rocky moments on this album that keep me coming back for me. Better than Shitjitsu and 72 Loads of shit without a doubt.



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