Bobaflex Anything That Moves Review
Bobaflex dropped “Anything That Moves” quite a bit ago and it has been in our daily rotation for a while – finally we are publishing our review! Two years after releasing the fantastic “Charlatan’s Web“, Bobaflex is back with two new members: Dave Tipple on guitar and Jymmy Tolland on bass. Before we dive into the review, check out the video of their second single of the album “A Spider In The Dark” to get into the groove.
Bobaflex – A Spider In The Dark – Official Music Video
After starting out with the intro track “Burn Them All” we are thrown into “Start a War”, a high speed number with some grooving, slower parts ideal for headbanging on many levels. Some crazy good guitar solo parts and a chorus that you instantly identify with Bobaflex. Next up is “Lose Control”, which is starting of with drums and a nice guitar lick followed by a driving verse and going into a vocal harmony heavy, slower chorus – excellent!
It is followed by the “Dry Your Eyes” with accented guitar parts and lingering power chords. Simple, in your face chords make this one effective. Well, well, well..what do we have next? “Mama (Don’t Take My Drugs Away)” – An immediate ear pleaser that will stick with you. Great play with dissonant harmonies that take you into a chorus that you will want to scream along with every time. Crazyness is guaranteed when this is played live.
Bobaflex slows things down a bit with “A Spider in the Dark”, starting out with acoustic guitars and vocals after which the song turns into a dark power ballad. “Show Me” has a bass-driven verse, nice pre-chorus build-up and a looong chorus with a melody that is carried on for quite a bit – awesome! The bridge and guitar solo switch up the song nicely.
1. “Burn Them All” (Intro)
2. “Start a War”
3. “Lose Control”
4. “Dry Your Eyes”
5. “Mama (Don’t Take My Drugs Away)”
6. “A Spider in the Dark”
7. “Show Me”
9. “Turn Me On”
10. “You Don’t Wanna Know”
11. “Pray to the Devil”
12. “End of the World”
“Objectified” starts with a very good intro guitar, but overall the song falls a little flat after that. The weakest track on the album in our opinion. Not saying that it is bad at all, but it just doesn’t click 100% with us…but “Turn Me On” strangely turns us on. A mostly acoustic ballad with a nice lyrical one-liner twist. Amazing how the minds of Bobaflex members work!
“You Don’t Wanna Know” what is coming up next…wait you really DO want to know that it has a stomping chorus with some deep harmonies. Coming up…one of our favs of the album – “Pray to the Devil” which is starting out with a clean, staccato guitar melody and then heads into old Motley Crue (Wild Side) territory with a little bit of a Bobaflex twist on it. Crazy good lyrics in that one as well. You call it evil, I call it freedom!!!
The album closes out with the up-tempo number “End of the World” and “Forgiven”, a mid-tempo number with an airy, bluesy and moody interlude/guitar solo and bridge. A great ride through 13 songs (twelve if you exclude the intro). comes to an end…awww…want more Bobaflex.