Genre: Hard Rock
Label: Century Media Records
I don’t know why every time an artist comes up with a new project has the need to get away from the sound he got us used to in the first place. It is not an unwritten rule by all means, but even if there was one, Josh Todd wouldn’t even care about it since he is once again following the same pattern, in his own comfort zone, just like he always did. Even though he lived his dream, by imitating a combination of Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler, during his Buckcherry years, things are tough now. It hasn’t been a long time since the release of Buckcherry’s latest album (Rock ‘n’ Roll, 2015) so there was no need to rush for a new record. “Year Of The Goat” is a ting-shining, formal-like rock n’roll mixture with this punk sound we usually hear on american comedy movies located on some college. As you may have come to understand, it’s an album for 16 year old “rockers” who are trying to get themselves in the hard rock genre. It’s mysterious how little time he must have spent on those immature compositions. Those radio-friendly tracks try to imitate both The Bronx (which their new album was out not so very long ago) and some Buckcherry B-sides. This might sound silly though. I wish it was more like a least b-sides from Motley Crue (check the song ‘Good Enough’) but it looks more like a bad Foo Fighters replica, without suggesting that there is a good copy of Foo whatsoever. “Erotic City”, “Story of My Life”, are quite cheesy while “Rain” has some Sons Of Anarchy aura in it. I though that both “Fucked Up” and the homonym stood out among the rest fillers. The icing on the cake was Todd’s rap singing on ‘Atomic’ which makes Red Hot Chilli Peppers look like the Beatles. I hope it will be forgotten real soon.