Vanderbuyst is a Dutch band as you can imagine by reading their name. The band is a power trio and as we all know the majority of power trios is really great! This is the third album of the band but I didn’t have the chance to listen to one of their previous albums. Their style is old school hard rock with some heavy metal elements! I’d say that they play their style really well!!! The guitar work is really impressive while the vocals and the production of the album are really suitable for their style! The whole album flows really pleasantly and it “transfers” really positive energy to the listener!! The songs all stand on a certain quality level but I would say that the power ballad “Give Me One More Shot”, “Tears Won’t Rinse”, “Flying Dutchman” and “Waiting in the Wings” stand out. I believe that on their next album they can improve even more their song writing and make it to the top! In conclusion this is the best hard rock album for 2012 (at least from the stuff that I have heard!).
8/10 Ioannis “Knight of Light” Kaskamanidis