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Bokassa
Crimson Riders

8/10

Released in 2019
Reviewed June 25 2019

Crimson Riders

You don't need to listen for long before you understand why Metallica wanted Bokassa to support them on their tour. Imitation is—after all—the sincerest form of flattery. Not that they're a mere tribute band. Bokassa do have a personality, most notably a certain tongue-in-cheek sense of fun without being all about fun.

There are areas of improvement: They good have a great singer. Their songs could be greater.

But really? This is good.

(Updated from 6 to 8 after more listening. I rarely allow myself that luxury.)