Bangin' Moon


Bangin' Moon - Blinded ©1998 Self-Released
1. My World
2. Leave Me Alone
3. SSD
4. Don't Wanna Be Like You
5. Dirty Love
6. Flashback
7. The Enemy
8. Blinded

Words alone cannot describe the depth and width of how absolutely terrible this CD is. A variety of adjectives did pop to mind: putrid, artless, rotten, unlistenable, pathetic, grody to the max, stomach-wrenching. You can take your pick of which one you want to use. Bangin' Moon represents a lousy rendition of a bar band who somehow was allowed into a studio to make an album and whoever is responsible for that needs to be flogged in open view of the public. Though musically the band is at best generic, taking cues from various metal acts from the 80s (but I won't name them in order to keep that embarrassment private) and not doing anything to add flair or style. Instead you get unengaging by-the-numbers pseudo rock that bores. Unfortunately, to make matters worse, vocalist Dan E. Hurtz (as in, he makes your ears "hurtz") is by far one of the worst vocalists to ever get within range of a microphone. Whereas other bad singers make up for it by just yelling instead, Hurtz attempts to take the "melodic" route and just furthers the case against him. His nasal, unbelievably whiny thin voice is awful beyond description. There's absolutely no power whatsoever and truly comes across as amateurish. Bangin' Moon is by all means one of the worst things I've ever heard and I shall not beat around the bush about it. Some bands really have no business inflicting themselves upon the world. If you're lucky, you'll never accidentally walk into the "trapped in 80's night" bar they might be still playing in. AVOID AVOID AVOID!

Review by John Chedsey

Review date: 03/1999

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