Veteran rockers UFO are back in action in 2012 with their latest release Seven Deadly, which marks the bands 21st studio release. Unfortunately, UFO albums have been hit or miss over the past several years. I've always liked the band, but didn't totally get into them until 2004, when guitarist Vinnie Moore joined the band. I really dug the first record (You Are Here) they did with him, but since then, it has been a crap shoot as to what you would be getting.
Seven Deadly kind of falls into the mediocre bracket for me. The songs are tired and just come off sounding stale. Not sure if the band just put this one together too quickly or if they had the wrong producer. The songs lack the crispness they deserve and just come up short. It didn't help that the lyrics are pretty cheesey too, which hurt the final product. I know the band has been doing it for 40+ years, but this is the first record that sounds like they have. The band sounds tired and just like they are going through the motions. The only real highlight on this one for me was Vinnie Morroe's guitar playing.
Bottom Line: A classic hard rock band that sounds like their a classic hard rock band. Die hards may get this one, but the casual fan may be turned off.
Standout tracks: Angel Station, Mojo Town and Burn Your House Down.
-Ragman was hoping for more from this one... Maybe next time.