Soulcrusher

Soulcrusher

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How about this for the name of a rock singer -- Johnny Strong (!). That's one helluva name -- as is guitarist Rikki Lixx -- both of which are linked to classic rock/metallists Operator. On the group's major-label debut, 2007's Soulcrusher, Strong quickly shows off that he can shapeshift his voice from Chris Cornell's melodic croon to

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How about this for the name of a rock singer -- Johnny Strong (!). That's one helluva name -- as is guitarist Rikki Lixx -- both of which are linked to classic rock/metallists Operator. On the group's major-label debut, 2007's Soulcrusher, Strong quickly shows off that he can shapeshift his voice from Chris Cornell's melodic croon to Bon Scott's whiskey-soaked growl. And the music follows suit -- mining the same blues-metal goldmine as AC/DC and Guns N' Roses did years ago -- but with enough melody so that the album should appeal to more than just metalheads. But getting back to the Chris Cornell similarity, tracks such as "Make 'Em Pay" and "Delicate" will lead many to cry "rip off" (perhaps it's not a surprise that a former guitarist of Puddle of Mudd -- a group whose singer sounded an awful lot like another grunge era notable, Kurt Cobain -- is a also member of Operator). Nothing original here, but if you need more Chris Cornell-sounding tunes than are currently out there (and 2007 surely met its "Cornell quota," as the former Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman released a solo album, Carry On), Soulcrusher may serve as a substitute for some. [A clean version of the CD was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2007
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678996832
catalogNumber:
231036

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Performance Credits

Operator   Primary Artist
Paul Phillips   Guitar,Group Member
Johnny Strong   Vocals,Group Member
Wade Carpenter   Bass,Electric Bass,Group Member
Dorman Pantfoeder   Drums,Group Member
Rikki Lixx   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Bill Appleberry   Producer
Jeff Tomei   Engineer
Delbert Williams   Artist Development
Craig Kallman   Executive Producer
Dane Venable   Marketing
Danny Wimmer   Executive Producer
Johnny Strong   Composer
Wade Carpenter   Composer
P.R. Broy   Art Direction

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